Thursday, May 14, 2015

Could you be a web tutorial developer?

This summer, with the help of the AIB Innovation Fund, ITB Library is working on a project to adapt a series of online tutorials.  We are looking for an ITB student, with web design experience, to work as a research student.

The tutorials will be located on the Library's Moodle page:

What is the project about?
We intend to adapt a set of tutorials created by the University of Manchester Library (e.g.  They include topics such as academic writing skills, presentation skills etc.  We aim to adapt them so that they are directly relevant to ITB undergraduates.

What does the research student need?
  • to be able to edit online content, e.g. sample questions may be altered to reflect subjects taught at ITB; database login information and instructions may be replaced with local information; contact details may be changed etc.
  • to have a good eye for aesthetic presentation, i.e. a style guide will be developed for the colour-palette, graphics, logos etc. used across the tutorials.  Photos, screencasts, videos etc. will be created to replace imported information with local information.
  • to have the technical knowledge to test the functionality of the tutorials across browsers, platforms etc.

What does the research student not need?
  • knowledge about the content of the tutorials.  Library staff will provide any guidance necessary.

Hours of work:
35 hours per week. Normal working hours will be 9 to 5 Monday to Friday for a period of 3 months.

The salary will be a maximum of €2,000 over a period of three months.