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This project would replace the current HSU Library online tutorial "Research Roadmap". HSU faculty librarians selected an adaptation of "Begin Research", an award-winning online information literacy tutorial designed by University of California librarians to introduce students to basic information literacy, research skills and concepts. The "Begin Research" tutorial is Flash-based and not ADA-compliant or compatible with many mobile devices, so this project is to collaboratively design a customized, non-Flash based tutorial that features "Begin Research" content, with interactivity and hands-on learning, that is ADA-compliant and accessible via tablets and mobile devices in support of HSU's onsite and distance education learners.
04/18/13: The team has reviewed the preliminary requirements and determined that the solution should be divided into three elements:
3/26/13: We have created a matrix to ease comparison of the Library's requirements with the following potential solutions: Begin Research, Moodle, and Drupal. Discussions with the Library, Drupal expert, Moodle Lead, and ITS Project Coordinator/Business Analyst have concluded that only the content from "Begin Research" can be used in HSU's solution. Adapting "Begin Research" would be very time-consuming and still not meet the Library's requirements without integrating it with other tools. Neither Drupal nor Moodle currently meet all requirements, and OBI may need to be included to support reporting requirements. The Library's solution would need to be a discrete software application, not simply a series of web pages.
To refine the business requirements, the Library is working on:
A meeting will be scheduled the first week of April to discuss the potential technical solutions and develop rough resource and level-of-effort estimates. These items and a business case (including process improvements) will be developed for presentation to the ITS Project Prioritization Committee.
12/5/12: Proposal requires further analysis in design requirements and outside technical resources for development. The Library’s vision builds on the University of California “Begin Research” tool, which is not copyrighted so can be reproduced; unfortunately, we cannot simply apply the UC version at HSU for several reasons:
The actual build of this tool will require a web application developer for which resources are not available within ITS but may be available through MarCom, the D&EE Instructional Designer team or an outside consultant. While Library staff can begin to create screen-shots or mockups of their desired designs, ITS does not have project resources to assist in the technical design analysis until February 2013. The goal will be to complete the design phase by April and share the plans with Faculty before they depart for the summer. The estimated delivery date is dependent on the final design and technology requirements.