September 8, 2011
In preparation for the this year's Design Bash, I've been thinking about some of the "big" questions around learning design and what we actually want to achieve on the day.
When we first ran a design bash, 4 years ago as part of the JISC Design for Learning Programme we outlined three areas of activity /interoperability [...]
June 23, 2011
As part of our on-going support for the current JISC DVLE programme, we're running a webinar on Thursday 7 July at 2pm.
The session will feature demonstrations of a number of "real world" system integrations using the IMS LTI and basic LTI and LIS specifications. These will be provided by the Stephen Vickers from [...]
June 23, 2011
How do you write learning outcomes? Do you really ensure that they are meaningful to you, to you students, to your academic board? Do you sometimes cut and paste from other courses? Are they just something that has to be done and are a bit opaque but do they job?
I suspect [...]
April 21, 2011
We recently completed another round of PROD calls with the current JISC Curriculum Design projects. So, what developments are we seeing this time around?
Well, in terms of baseline technologies, integrations and approaches the majority of projects haven't made any major deviations from what they originally planned. The range of technologies in use [...]
October 21, 2010
Names, they're funny things aren't they? Particularly project ones. I've never really been great at coming up with project names, or clever acronyms. However remembering what acronyms stand for is almost a prerequisite for anyone who works for CETIS, and has anything to do with JISC :-). The issue of meaningful names/acronyms [...]
February 26, 2010
Co-located with the dev8D, the JISC Developer Days event, this week, I along with about 150 others gathered at UCL for a the 2nd Linked Data Meetup London.
Over the past year or so the concept and use of linked data seems to be gaining more and more traction. At CETIS we've been [...]
September 21, 2008
I've spent most this week at the IMS Quarterly meeting in Birmingham and thought I'd share a few initial reflections. In contrast to most quarterly meetings this was an open event which had its benefits but some drawbacks (imho) too.
On the up side it was great to see so many people [...]
June 12, 2008
Via Stephen Downes OL Daily I came across this post by Michael Feldstein about his recent experiences in IMS and around the contradiction of IMS being a subscription organisation producing so called open standards. This issue has been highlighted over the last 2 years or so with the changes in access to to public [...]
March 3, 2008
IMS (GLC)have just announced announced plans to initiate a pilot project in the distribution of interoperability specifications under a form of Creative Commons license. According to the press release "IMS GLC has conceptualized a novel approach that may be applicable to many standards organizations."
I'm not exactly sure just what these [...]
February 26, 2008
Steve Lay (CARET, University of Cambridge) hosted the joint Assessment and EC SIG meeting at the University of Cambridge last week. The day provided and opportunity to get an update on what is happening in the specification world, particularly in the content packaging and assessment areas and compare that to some really world implementations [...]