Last week, Sarah Sherman (Project Manager) and Abigail Deamer (one of the APT STAIRS Demonstrator Leaders) attended the Blackboard European Conference in Barcelona where they presented at a poster session. The London International Development Centre (LIDC), where Abby is the Centre Manager, uses a GoogleDocs form to register members. The registration information feeds into a GoogleDocs spreadsheet, which acts as the Centre's membership database. A search tool for the database was developed to enable members to search for common areas of interest within the confines of the Blackboard area used by LIDC. The search tool is available as a stand alone tool, which is available here.
APT STAIRS is an acronym for Appropriate and Practical Technologies for Students, Teachers, Administrators and Researchers.
We are trialling out new web 2:0 technologies across the Bloomsbury colleges, to enhance learning and teaching in further education. We will be working closely with Google Docs in this JISC funded project, until April 2009.