-- Awaiting update on shared space in HOL (what about staffing?)
-- The space will likely be used by students doing short video production for English courses this semester. Lauren's OL team has also expressed interest in having a space for collaborative data work, and Carolyn's team has used it for training.
-- Tech refresh? There is some question of who should do this. Hard to justify major spending on computer upgrades at current usage. Any interim steps? (New Windows 8 Tablets?) Surface RT?
- 2 Macs are in good shape -- (Have iMovie), David Macfarlane might be willing to take a look)
- ACTION ITEM (Allen can see about disabling Deep Freeze); Brian will explore getting PCs refreshed (perhaps by contacting lab support, removing ghost image -- Marlies)
- look into a PC based video editing suite for 2 or 3 PCs or Surface RT
- Get an inventory of video software available from Gurjit
-- Any other useful gear we should be looking at? (Allen can look into renting gear instead)
-- The Literature of Utopia pilots went extremely well, see:
-- A WordPress Sandbox - for LearnDash WP LMS, etc... -- Brian can move on this
We can likely establish a broad-based "sandbox" environment -- relatively liberal installation process, with built-in "sunset" provision
-- Badge server for Mozilla open badges
Media Team, angle... (priorities, exploration of innovation technologies)
The Kumu Wiki has launched. Hopefully some existing staff time can be allocated to this, though progress on this has been slow.
A work-study position to support WordPress and MediaWiki?
Brian is working on: BCCampus "Toward Open Education" (TOE) initiative, and an associated https://www.bc.net working group on Collaborative Technologies for Open Education. As well, been tasked to set up a sub-committee for TRU's Instructional Development and Support Committee (IDSC) to Learning and Teaching Systems Advisory Committee (LTSAC) -- pending approval and feedback from IDSC, et al... Make-up and final terms of reference are still being determined.
Related to above, Brian hopes to set up a meeting/workshop with collaborators on KUMU Wiki and BCCampus TOE at TRU sometime in the next month or two.