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Regional Pilot projects explore service oriented approaches Regional Pilot projects explore service oriented approaches
A number of the Distributed e-Learning Regional Pilot projects explored the potential of web service technologies to provide flexible tools and systems to support regional learners. This article focuses on those projects that piloted service oriented approaches and will be of interest to those using web services in their institution.
Group Calendar Web Service toolkit project Group Calendar Web Service toolkit project
Selwyn Lloyd describes the recent Group Calendar Web Service toolkit project which is designed to enable interoperability between institutional calendaring systems.
Further XCRI mini-projects wanted Further XCRI mini-projects wanted
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) would like to commission up to five mini-projects to implement and test the XCRI course information specification. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for each project.
Report from the JISC conference 2007 Report from the JISC conference 2007
Developments in the e-Learning Programme were well represented at last week's JISC conference. Of particular interest was the announcement of a JISC Enterprise Working Group to evaluate The Open Group Architecture Framework for HE and FE.
Developing an SOA at SUNY; Lessons learned Developing an SOA at SUNY; Lessons learned
We spoke to Patrick Masson former Director of Technology for the SUNY Learning Network about what happened when they tried to implement a Service Oriented Architecture at the State University of New York, an institution with 64 campuses, 30,000 faculty and 414,000 students. Patrick reflects on the lessons he’s learned and how he plans to implement Service Oriented Architectures in his new role as CIO at SUNY Delhi College of Technology. It’s quite a long interview but will be of great interest to anyone thinking about implementing SOA in their institution.
Using Enterprise WS to Connect Smirkboard to Perception Using Enterprise WS to Connect Smirkboard to Perception
In this article Steve Bennett describes the Smirkboard to Perception toolkit demonstrator project which used Enterprise web services and the Sweet.net toolkit to transfer student and group data between Smirkboard (presentation software) and Question Mark Perception.
JoinIn project: Sharing Groups between LAMS and Moodle JoinIn project: Sharing Groups between LAMS and Moodle
Alex Little introduces the JoinIn project which has developed a toolkit which enables groups to be shared between the Moodle and LAMS open source VLEs.
JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning
A report from the JISC-CETIS conference held in Salford on the 14th and 15th November. This year, the focus was on "the gap between learning within the (fire)wall of a well-established institution and learning on the wild web and beyond."
LIPID project of JISC site LIPID project of JISC site
A summary of the LIPID (Linking the Institutional and Personal Information Domains) toolkit demonstrator project (round 2) on the JISC web site.
TReCX project on JISC site TReCX project on JISC site
A summary of the TReCX (student tracking) toolkit project (round 3) on the JISC web site.
New XCRI Course Locator New XCRI Course Locator
The exchanging course related information (XCRI) project has produced a prototype web service aggregator which will allow students to locate courses they’re interested in through a Google Maps like interface.
Enterprise and e-Portfolio SIG meeting Report Enterprise and e-Portfolio SIG meeting Report
A brief report from the Joint meeting of the JISC-CETIS Enterprise and Portfolio Special Interest Groups where the LIPID, SUNIWE and XCRI projects reported on the highs and lows of using web services.
The Reference Model Approach - using services to meet our needs The Reference Model Approach - using services to meet our needs
This article explores the role reference models are playing in the e-Framework, and describes the projects that have been developing this approach.
MINTED project on JISC MINTED project on JISC
The JISC web site for the MINTED (Moodle Integration with Enterprise Data, using EntSDK) toolkit demonstrator project.
Managing quality and improving efficiency in the course validation process Managing quality and improving efficiency in the course validation process
Professor Balbir Barn’s article discusses the COVARM reference model project and how the approach they are taking will help institutions who are facing increasingly large bureaucratic demands.
The community sets priorities for the e-Framework The community sets priorities for the e-Framework
The second JISC/CETIS Conference was held at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, on the 15th and 16th November. This, now annual, conference brings together many of the development community, particularly those working on JISC funded projects, along with domain experts and policy makers from further afield including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
Lost in Translation: Getting teachers and techies talking Lost in Translation: Getting teachers and techies talking
A report from the Connecting Teachers and Technologists (Joint CETIS Enterprise SIG and CETIS Pedagogy Forum) meeting held in Manchester in the 18th October 2005. The focus of this meeting was on developing an understanding between the two communities and looking at the question of how teaching and learning can more closely inform technical developments.
Large Scale deployment of web services at London Met Large Scale deployment of web services at London Met
There are as yet relatively few examples of web services being used on a large scale in an educational institution. Like other universities the newly formed London Metropolitan University faces the challenge of managing information located across different systems and departments. In response London Met have embarked on a cross-institutional project to integrate information from many of the university MIS systems, such as student records and finance systems using a service oriented approach. We talked to Paul Walk the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Service Oriented Architecture project manager.
Enterprise Web Services Projects Enterprise Web Services Projects
In the UK the enterprise community has been one of the first to embrace the concept of web services and service oriented approaches. Enterprise is the area of e-learning focusing on interoperability between VLEs and Student Record Systems. Vashti Zarach, co-ordinator of the CETIS Enterprise Special Interest Group (SIG), gives an overview of current Enterprise projects in UK Education that are exploring the service oriented approach.
Enterprise Web Services in action Enterprise Web Services in action
A report from the 10th CETIS Enterprise Special Interest Group held at Chester Zoo.
 

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