October 5, 2011
I spent part of last week at the EuroSakai Conference in Amsterdam. I haven't really had any involvement with Sakai, and to be honest, I've tended to think of it as a something slightly peripheral (probably due to its low update in the UK) and dominated by the US - a sort of [...]
September 1, 2011
Summer generally provides a bit of time for reflection and gathering of thoughts. It also marks the start of the final phase of the current JISC Distributed Virtual Learning Environments (DVLE) programme. For the five institutionally based projects, this summer has provided a short break before some major implementations and evaluations get underway [...]
August 7, 2011
Twitter story from the Advances in open systems for learning resources workshop, hosted by CETIS as part of the Repository Fringe 2011 conference.
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July 8, 2011
"Win, win, win" is the mantra from Stephen Vickers (ceLTIc Project, University of Edinburgh) is going to be taking to the Blackboard conference next week. During yesterday's webinar "IMS LTI and LIS in Action", Stephen gave an overview of the integrations the ceLTIc project have been able to achieve using basic LTI. And it [...]
May 27, 2011
Over the past couple of years, I've seen a number of presentations by various colleagues from the Univeristat Oberta de Catalunya about the development of their learning technology provision. And last September I was privileged to join with other international colleagues for their OpenEd Tech summit.
Eva de Lera (Senior Strategist at UOC) has [...]
March 25, 2011
"I got more more done here in a day than I would have in three or four days in the office". Just one of the comments during the wrap up session at our widget bash (#cetiswb).
And judging from other comments from the other delegates, having two days to work on developing [...]
February 25, 2011
IMS has announced the final release of Common Cartridge v1.1.
According to the press release: "The Common Cartridge standard provides a means for interoperability, reusability, and customization of digital learning content, assessments, collaborative discussion forums, and a diverse set of learning applications. The standard offers both end-users and vendors the possibility of greater choice in [...]
November 18, 2010
"Subverting and integration corporate systems for educational purposes" was the title of the session I facilitated at the CETIS 2010 conference earlier this week.
There's some blurb on the website about the session, but my underlying thinking around the session was to bring together people to discuss the many ways that institutions have to not [...]
November 2, 2010
Chuck Severance joined us this afternoon to give an update on developments with simple outcomes and LTI.
Simple Outcomes is currently to quote Chuck an "IMS experiment". It's not a formal specification, but is part of more lite touch, open development approach that Chuck has been pioneering within IMS. Taking this approach [...]
October 29, 2010
The JISC DVLE programme is well underway now, and as part of our support role for the programme we have been discussing with the projects, the different approaches, technologies and standards they are hoping to use. A record of the discussions is stored in our PROD project database. We find these discussions a [...]