We’re very pleased that JISC has chosen to fund a technology project, based on the collaborative principles of Student as Producer. The project is called Total ReCal, a six-month, ‘rapid innovation’ project that is a collaboration between CERD, the Library and ICT.
Although primarily intended for application in academic departments, the ICT Services department are applying the concept of ‘student as producer’ by having recently employed three students to work part-time in the Online Services Team, to challenge the existing methods of working and direction of the department and develop innovative, web-based services that appeal directly to students’ needs and enrich the student experience.
The project will be managed by Joss Winn, in CERD, but principally led by two students, Alex Bilbie and Nick Jackson, who are already doing highly innovative work in the ICT department. The overall objective of the project is to improve the student experience by providing students with a cutting-edge, centrally supported calendaring service driven by existing aggregate online services at the University of Lincoln. The project will involve both collaborative research and development, as well as engagement with students as the University of Lincoln and the community of developers in the HE sector.
The project has been awarded £28,000 by JISC and you can read the full bid here.