California State University
The California State University has engaged CS4Ed to provide consulting services for four years in support of a comprehensive effort to plan, develop, and implement an accessible technical and organizational infrastructure for e–learning. This infrastructure will facilitate the discovery, acquisition and use of commercial and open source academic content and educational technology by faculty and students. It will leverage the development and delivery of an electronic core collection of academic materials, educational resources and student and faculty services throughout the 23 campuses of CSU.
CS4Ed consultants have provided technical and management services to the CSU staff and to consumer and supplier participants across the Digital Marketplace Project (DM), the consortium for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and On–line Teaching (MERLOT) and the Identity Access Management (IAM) Project. In additional to general advice for developing project organization and management models, creating and testing SOA architectural concepts, and maintaining trusted relationships among project participants, these services include:
Process management methodology for a multiple stakeholder, complex, multi–year project;
Design management methodology for an enterprise scale, distributed system with evolving requirements; and
Deployment support for administrative leaders, heads of departments and directors of programs at CSU campuses.
The projects in which CS4Ed consultants participate require methods and processes that provide equal measures of coordination and independence, and balance continuity with responsiveness to evolving stakeholder interests.