Exam timetabling: it’s only simple when you do it badly.
Within a university setting you’d typically find a consensus amongst most staff and students that timetabling examinations is a reasonably straightforward process. Primarily, a simple matter of ensuring students are not timetabled to sit more than one examination at the same time. It would be normal as a starting point to make sure no clashes […]
Utilisation Surveys: it was a bad week…
A significant part of EventMAP’s optimisation work with large organisations starts with a physical utilisation survey, which is a useful tool in determining what is actually happening within a building or site in terms of activity and space usage. Although the methodology of a survey varies depending on the sector and type of asset or […]
Yes, you can: building Optime Scheduling Cloud into your higher education infrastructure
EventMAP’s new Optime Scheduling Cloud delivers a new world of flexibility for timetablers, planners and administrators within higher education. With a modular suite of full-function cloud apps built on our industry-leading scheduling engine, it offers wide deployment options and a broad feature set built around years of user feedback from some of the world’s leading […]
From attendance to graduation – unifying every stage of university exam planning with Optime Scheduling Cloud
EventMAP Senior Developer Michael Alexander looks at two great features of Optime Scheduling Cloud that will have exam planners everywhere wondering ‘where have you been all my life?’ EventMAP’s new family of Optime Scheduling Cloud applications has just been released and includes two great new modules that expand the functionality of EXAM, our examination scheduling […]
Timetabling research: the art of capturing and using heuristics
Being co-chair of both PATAT and MISTA international timetabling and scheduling conferences for the past few years has put me in a good position to ponder one interesting issue from a practical as well as commercial perspective: what use is timetabling research? I won’t attempt to cover the entirety of this complex issue in just […]
Is student choice an illusion?
Living up to the promises in your prospectus. In today’s academia, students are often courted by universities with the promise of having plenty of choice and flexibility within their educational environment. To a young student this sounds great: in addition to their compulsory modules, they’ll be offered a wide choice of faculty modules — and […]