PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Edalex offers a range of professional services that delivers structured, methodical, and successful deployments of openEQUELLA. Our proven methodology maximises the effectiveness and benefits from institutional use of the openEQUELLA digital repository.

The Edalex methodology incorporates best practices from deployments to university, vocational, school, government, and corporate clients. The high quality services the Edalex Professional Services team delivers are outlined below:

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Strategic services

Enterprise digital repositories can be a challenge to implement as such solutions can require involvement, assets, and cooperation from a variety of teams, including teaching and learning, library, research, IT, content production, academic departments, marketing, and various others. It is critical to gain the support and cooperation from all institution wide teams – and a clear communication strategy can greatly assist with this important process.

A key to the deployment of openEQUELLA is a strategic approach to its implementation. Whether an institution is implementing openEQUELLA for the first time, or is looking to re-evaluate and expand their existing educational technology architecture, a Strategic Planning Workshop will provide a clear pathway to ensure a balance in interests and objectives for the institution’s digital repository.

Implementation

As an enterprise-wide solution, openEQUELLA provides a diverse range of deployment capabilities to address the varying requirements of different client institutions. These may include the following:

  • Pilot – the Edalex Professional Services team combines high level experience in the education sector with product expertise. This service guides our clients through the entire life-cycle of deployment, from an initial kick-off workshop, requirements gathering, system configuration, training, staffing requirements, content conversion planning, deployment, and documentation.
  • Full deployment – the openEQUELLA implementation is inclusive of the various installation and configuration requirements the individual institution has chosen to deliver their content, and may include a range of consulting processes that relate directly to each institution’s deployment objectives.
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Content migration

As organisations seek to enhance their content management, content stored within learning management systems is often a major focus: by extracting the content into openEQUELLA, the content can be easily and efficiently discovered,contributed, shared, managed and reused. The Edalex Professional Services team has experience extracting data from, and delivering linked content to, a number of LMS platforms.

Training

The openEQUELLA Training Program is designed to equip users with the skill set to interact with openEQUELLA effectively. The openEQUELLA Training Program focuses on effective functional use and management of openEQUELLA, in the context of educational technology theory on learning management and learning content management.

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Hosting

Edalex’s hosting options deliver an expertly-hosted managed instance of openEQUELLA, utilising Amazon Web Services. Edalex is uniquely positioned to provide a stable, supported delivery platform for your openEQUELLA repository. Edalex’s clustered environment means that for a fixed monthly price, your repository institution is hosted on a high availability managed hosted environment. There are multiple redundancy points to maintain a high level of availability.

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