The Abu Dhabi Men’s College’s (ADMC) e-Services, including the learning portal, developed by TIS, made it to the shortlist of 65 finalists out of more than 700 entrants. In the final rankings, announced at the Grand Hyatt Convention Centre, Dubai, the ADMC Share Point portal and other e-Services like the ADMC Portal, took first place in the Best Organisational Project category for bringing and integrating advanced technology to the ADMC campus.
ADMC had commissioned global e-learning developer Tata Interactive Systems to develop a learning portal system, which needed to address – for its students:
• Communicating and collaborating online
•, Eliminating duplication and inconsistency of information by accessing a single searchable database
• Providing online feedback on their performance
TIS’s solution was an application built on ‘Dot Net’ architecture using Microsoft SharePoint Portal 2003 as the central software.
The custom applications, such as ‘calendaring’, were deployed as Webparts in the SharePoint server. The database was SQL Server 2000 and the front end was created as Dot Net applications using ASP .Net.
This allows the solution’s managers and administrators to:
• Manage all aspects of academic administration
• Obtain incisive reports of various aspects of the college
• Provide support to both on-campus and off-campus students
• Manage academic resources such as meeting rooms, facilities and laboratories
• Generate statistics and analysis of trends
• Support Program Quality Assurance graduate outcomes
• Track students’ academic portfolios and their achievement indicators, by giving assignments, reviewing them and giving feedback online
• Manage system assistance calls online, for example, to a Help Desk
“The learning portal reflects the growing scope of e-learning – which is no longer restricted to teaching or learning,” said Sanjaya Sharma, TIS’s CEO. “It shows how e-learning tools can effectively lend an extra edge to administrative procedures.”
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning, with more than 16 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions. TIS is a part of the $22 billion Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India.
TIS employs a global team of over 950 multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects, M-Learning and EPSS. TIS also has a K12 maths practice and a K12 content practice, as well as having substantial experience in developing learning content and tools across keystages and subject areas.
Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed e-learning solutions for more than 350 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, UAE, Canada and India. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qantas, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone, along with Hodder, Oxford University Press, Granada Learning, Nelson Thornes, Research Machines PLC, Compass Learning, Florida Virtual School, Harcourt, Prentice Hall and, in the government sector, BECTA, UFI and DODEA.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX 2005 Award of Excellence, BETT 2004 Best Product Award, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name but a few.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $22 billion per year – three per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156