Week Ending September 28, 2012

This week hasn’t been entirely productive in terms of projects that I’m working on. There are actually some projects that are in the works that I’m holding out for. I highly doubt they’ll get started soon, however.iTunes – This project is at a standstill. University Communications is supposed to be working on updating some documentation for me to make available on our support site. However, I haven’t received anything from them in a while. Given everything that is going on, I wouldn’t be surprised if this project dies before it even gets finished. I don’t think that we’ll be able to get enough people to use the service to have made the effort worthwhile. The more I talk to faculty, the more I see how proprietary they are and how unwilling they are/would be to make their work open access. I guess we won’t know until we get started, but still.WordPress – Things seem to be stagnant, but at this point, I’m alright with that. The regional campuses are up and running and Oxford will be getting started in the next few weeks. Nothing much else to report there.e-Text Summit – This is a new thing that I started working on this week. Basically, it’s a 1-day event for textbook vendors to come together with our faculty and students to talk about and explore the use of e-Texts in their courses. We have the date set and the rooms reserved, but now it’s an advertising game. I’ve sent the vendor invite to 2 people, and 1 of them has already bounced back to me. I need to start working on advertising for faculty, but I’m waiting on other people to get me names of who to target…Video On Demand – This is a project that I’m waiting to get underway. I’m supposed to be on the project, but have yet to hear anything about meetings or responsibilities. It’s a waiting game…WebEx – Same as Video on Demand. Another waiting game for the project to start…

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