Random Twist (RT) is a collaboration network developed by and for the staff and students of the following programmes at the School of Creative Arts and Technologies at Ulster University:
Long frustrated with the inflexibility of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) and their unsuitability for content-rich subjects, yet firmly invested in the potential of the web, RT brings together social technologies and contemporary media-rich content management which in turn forms the software home for three subject partners. In so doing the platform hopes to realise exciting collaboration and knowledge sharing opportunities which present structures do not always facilitate.
Random Twist has been built using open-source software including: Linux, Nginx, WordPress and BuddyPress. All analytics are captured utilising Piwik which is again open-source with all data owned by the School of Creative Arts and Technologies.