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Ian St John

University of St Mark & St John
Web Services Manager
Plymouth
My role includes the technical support and maintenance of the University website incorporating the server backend infrastructure and our Content Management System - Terminal Four SiteManager.

In addition to my web responsibilities, I manage and create technical solutions for the University Apple Mac fleet used for Teaching and Learning (in conjunction with the front line support staff within Computing & Media Services). This involves the imaging, networking and support of over 150 Macs (iMac/MacBook Pro/Mac Minis/iPods) and 15 Mac Servers including Open Directory authentication, Profile Manager and Deploy Studio servers.

Research Background
Human Computer Interaction

'Accessibility and Usability of Websites' - MSc Subject Area

"Accessibility, sociability and usability are key fundaments a system designer should use in order to produce an effective and efficient website. The task of meeting the needs of user diversity in the modern world should be a high priority to any developer when looking at software development and the graphical user interface (GUI). My masters paper discussed research carried out in conjunction with HEI web designers and the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John to examine existing HEI websites and provide a conceptual design of a solution that bridges the gap between what currently exists and meeting the diverse needs of potential users."

'Sustainability in Higher Education – social responsibility or social reputation'- PhD Subject Area

"My study is intended to look at the ethics of Green ICT/Sustainability in Higher Education. It aims to critically examine the relationship between HEIs and their communities and questions whether the main motivating factors and drivers behind the increasing importance that sustainability played in their policy making were socially responsibility or social reputation based."