User:Antonio/Summer 2010 HPL proposal


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.