Posts Tagged ‘mobile access’

Draft JISC Observatory Report on “Delivering Web to Mobile”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The JISC Observatory is provided by UKOLN and JISC CETIS to “systematise the way in which the JISC anticipates and responds to projected future trends and scenarios in the context of the use of technology in Higher & Further Education, and Research in the UK”.

The JISC Observatory is responsible for commissioning reports which cover areas of IT which are felt to be of significance for the Higher and Further Education sector. To this end we commissioned a report  Delivering Web to Mobile which is being written by Mark Power, JISC CETIS.  As explained on the JISC Observatory blog, a preview version of this report has now been made available for comment (in PDF format).

This report looks at the growth of mobile technologies and the state of the Web while giving an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile environment. They include approaches to Web design in respect of responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities, and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

This preview version of the report is being made available for a period of 1 month to allow for public comment and feedback. A final version will be produced shortly after 23 March 2012, the last day for submitting comments which will be addressed in the final updates.

Please send us your observations using the comments facility on the JISC Observatory Web site. Comments of any nature are welcomed but we would particularly value those pointing out:

  • significant omissions in your view;
  • technical errors; or
  • confusing content.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Survey on Institutional Plans for the Mobile Web

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A joint UKOLN / CETIS survey on institutional plans for the provision of mobile access to resources and services has been launched. The aim of the survey is to help the sector gain a better understanding of how institutions are supporting users of mobile devices, the technical approaches which have been taken, and the status of plans for mobile access. We would appreciate it if staff involved in delivering Web-based services for their institution (including Web managers, IT service staff, library staff, etc.) could fill in the survey.

A report on the findings will be published in late July 2011.