User:Antonio/Summer 2010 HPL proposal

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* There is an automated or mostly-automated procedure to update the HPL Access database with student information collected by the AppTrac system.
* There is an automated or mostly-automated procedure to update the HPL Access database with student information collected by the AppTrac system.
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==Enhancements==
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==Exploratory projects==
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===Enhancement A: Library card sign-in for literacy lab===
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===Exploratory project A: Single sign-on for literacy lab===
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* Enhancement for Project A.
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* Students would be automatically signed into some or all of the learning applications when they sign in, and don't have to re-enter their information
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* Students scan their library card at the front desk of the lab, and are directed to a free lab computer, where they are automatically signed on.
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** This involves extensive reverse-engineering of the applications, and may not be feasible for some (or any) of them. A feasibility study would be needed.
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* We need to make sure this wouldn't conflict with a similar system in the library's other lab. (?)
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===Enhancement B: Single sign-on for literacy lab===
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===Exploratory project C: Library card class sign-in===
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* Enhancement for Project A.
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* Instead of paper attendance sheets, students sign into class with their library cards and have their attendance recorded automatically.
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* Students are automatically signed into some or all of the learning applications when they sign in, and don't have to re-enter their information
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** This involves extensive reverse-engineering of the applications, and may not be feasible for some (or any) of them. Exploratory testing is needed.
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===Enhancement C: Library card class sign-in===
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===Exploratory project D: Modernization of current Access database system===
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* Each student attending class must have a library card.
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* Create a system to replace the current Access-based database.
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* There is a basic computer system at the entrance to each classroom.
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* Not sure of scope; need to collect requirements.
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** Each computer must have a working internet connection and a bar code scanner.
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* At the beginning of class, the instructor selects the class they are teaching, then presses a "Start class" button
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* As students enter the classroom, they scan their library card. Their attendance is confirmed on the screen and recorded in a central database.
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** Should we have them sign out on their way out too?
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* At the end of class, after all the students have left, the instructor presses a "Stop class" button.
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** (If making the professor wait for everyone to leave is undesirable, we could do something more flexible.)
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===Enhancement D: Modernization of current Access database system===
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* Create a system to replace the current Access-based database
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* Not sure of scope; need to collect requirements
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Revision as of 14:20, 30 May 2010

Contents

Core project: Kiosk and progress tracking for literacy lab

  • A staff member signs up students electronically, capturing their personal information and library card ID.
    • The staff member selects which applications (Lexia, etc) will be available to the student.
    • Accounts for the learning applications (Lexia, etc.) still must be created manually.
  • Students sign in at the lab computers with their username and password.
    • Only the applications designated as available to that particular student will be accessible.
    • Students must sign in to each application separately, as they do currently.
  • Automatically, at a scheduled interval (probably nightly), the AppTrac system collects progress information about all students from the learning applications, and updates the AppTrac database with this information.
  • At any time, staff members may access the following reports:
    • Student report: contains progress information and hours for all applications a student is assigned to.
    • (What other reports do we need?)
    • The reporting interface is password protected to ensure student privacy.
  • There is an automated or mostly-automated procedure to update the HPL Access database with student information collected by the AppTrac system.

Exploratory projects

Exploratory project A: Single sign-on for literacy lab

  • Students would be automatically signed into some or all of the learning applications when they sign in, and don't have to re-enter their information
    • This involves extensive reverse-engineering of the applications, and may not be feasible for some (or any) of them. A feasibility study would be needed.

Exploratory project C: Library card class sign-in

  • Instead of paper attendance sheets, students sign into class with their library cards and have their attendance recorded automatically.

Exploratory project D: Modernization of current Access database system

  • Create a system to replace the current Access-based database.
  • Not sure of scope; need to collect requirements.