Management Team - Status Report
- The Erasmus students are not on the class email list. When we discovered this several groups and topics had already been chosen via email. The Erasmus students didn't know what groups existed or what topics were taken. We found out what Erasmus students were taking the course and what their emails addresses were. We forwarded them the main url with the groups and topics so they could contact the groups directly. We also informed all the groups of the problem.
- We assume that everyone has found a group and topic. If they haven't they are also absent from the the mailing list or have not bothered to reply to our group emails, which have been numerous.
- One problem we faced putting up the webpages was that everyone put their information in different formats. Some sent it in HTML, some in MS Word format and some in plain text. It was easier to put the plain text reports into HTML, but that still meant that we were composing people's webpages as opposed to editing and compiling them.
- Some groups didn't include their deadline schedules. We emailed them to tell them what they needed to get done before this report was due.
- As of the time of writing, we haven't yet been given a volga account on which we can put the webpages. Juan said that one was being set aside for us but we don't have the username and password yet. Our webpage is in Luke's alf2 webspace.
- To simplify communication we assigned each group a number and decided that each team should have a leader with whom we can liase. We hope this will allow us to avoid conflicting ideas from a group and give them someone to coordinate their efforts.
- To make all the inforamtion and outside sources gathered more accessible to readers of the webpages, we have decided to ask each group for a bibliography/links page of their most important and all quoted references.
- To facilitate understanding for technical and non-technical readers alike, we have decided to ask each group to supply a glossary of terms that we will collate and link to.
- To make this look like a coordinated project, not just a series of unrelated webpages, we have decided that the groups should follow a standard format when composing their webpages. This will probably be done with each group using a common style sheet. We will also ask the groups to use simple, well formed HTML so it can be easily edited.