Michigan wants to extract data from forms and make it available for reporting. We need realtime, with an interface in front of the actual user. UM doesn't run the data warehouse, and it wouldn't do what we need anyway. Is data warehouse a good solution? Two views, instructor and student. Lynn: hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't love this. This wouldn't be a turnkey solution; anyone using it would have to customize things for their own data. UM looking at BIRT or Pentaho for reporting. For real analysis of the data, export it. Jan: why not go all the way and have it give report on all the data in the matrix. Noah: some interactivity would be possible farther down the road, but we need to do the base case first, showing only a partial slice of the data. Navigating to cells or forms would allow you to see the whole thing in context.
Are we adding too much complexity? Answer: This has to be an option, not a requirement. Steve: when you define a form, indicate you need realtime extraction of this data. John Ellis thought a solution like that wouldn't be too hard. Is there a way to generalize this so it easier to implement? Pershaps have some standard forms that would work out of the box with the reports. LOI: if you view it as an extension of the matrix tool, where it is simply a different view of the matrix data, does that make it easier to generalize?
Useful feature, but adds complexity.
Saving changes as the user works would be valuable, in case user hits back button. Does this take multiple evaluator functionality into account? Answer: no, but may not be incompatible.