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SOA and Web 2.0 becoming mainstream news SOA and Web 2.0 becoming mainstream news
'Software out there' by John Markoff was published on April 5th in the New York Times - a lively and accessible description for the general reader of the significance of what is happening in software development - highly recommended - but you will have to register with the NEW York Times website to see the article. Thanks to Wilbert Kraan.
XCRI Project showcased in Oxford XCRI Project showcased in Oxford
The meeting on 28th March summed up the work of the first year of the eXchanging Course Information Project (XCRI), and featured presentations from early implementors using the XCRI schema.
Strategic Overview:HEFCE-funded Distributed E-Learning Programme Strategic Overview:HEFCE-funded Distributed E-Learning Programme
This paper describes the strategic need and context for this strand of the e-Learning Programme, and explores the vision informing this strand. It outlines the six aims and associated activities, and provides two scenarios.
e-Learning Programme meeting April 05 e-Learning Programme meeting April 05
e-Learning Programme Meeting: Framework and Tools and Distributed e-Learning Strands This page provides all the presentations from the meeting held on 5th-6th April.
services2portal services2portal
shrook shrook
The Effective Practice with e-Learning guide goes like hot cakes The Effective Practice with e-Learning guide goes like hot cakes
The Guide is in its second print run
e-Framework Developer's Forum e-Framework Developer's Forum
The 4th e-Framework Developer's Forum will be held in Bolton on the 20th April. This Forum focuses on the Enterprise web service projects.
Legal Aspects of ePortfolio Systems FAQ Legal Aspects of ePortfolio Systems FAQ
Legal Aspects of ePortfolio Systems: A Short FAQ - by Andrew Charlesworth and Anna Home, November 2004
Data Protection FAQ Data Protection FAQ
Data Protection, Lifelong Learner Record Systems and e-Portfolios: A Short FAQ - by Andrew Charlesworth and Anna Home, April 2005
Consortia Agreements FAQ Consortia Agreements FAQ
Consortia Agreements: A Short FAQ - by Andrew Charlesworth and Anna Home, July 2005
Open Source Licensing FAQ Open Source Licensing FAQ
Open Source Licensing: A Short FAQ - by Andrew Charlesworth and Anna Home, March 2006
New Design for Learning Programme projects New Design for Learning Programme projects
JISC has announced the new projects in the Design for Learning Programme. Projects will include a study on Models of Practice, Development of Pedagogic Planners and a number of Implementation projects.
SOA Workshop SOA Workshop
This workshop aimed to "to build the community knowledge base to create a conceptual framework of cross-cutting university services. The range of these services includes, but is not limited to, those required for a next generation Student System." Lots of materials and discussions relevant for the e-Framework.
JISC Invitation to Tender: ICT Industry Consultant to Support the e-Learning Programme JISC Invitation to Tender: ICT Industry Consultant to Support the e-Learning Programme
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites tenders from consultants with the relevant skills, expertise and knowledge to support the interactions between JISC’s e-learning programme and relevant ICT industries.
Bill St. Arnaud - AJAX + SOA: The Next Killer App Bill St. Arnaud - AJAX + SOA: The Next Killer App
Stephen Downes points to this post by Bill St. Arnaud. Three thoughts on SOA, Web 2.0 and AJAX: "SOA doesn't need Web 2.0, but its looking like being the best interaction model for future systems.....Web 2.0 does need SOA if its going to help enterprises deliver external value....SOA lacks a face; that's where AJAX comes in - it puts a face on SOA."
Opening the Door to Learner Participation in Projects Opening the Door to Learner Participation in Projects
The beneficiaries of institutional projects are often the students, but how often do we ask them about what they want out of a project? In putting together a bid to JISC, Paul Richardson and Graham Hall from Coleg Harlech asked a small group of students about the social software technologies they were using and why. The answers provide an interesting snapshot of the student experience at Coleg Harlech.
MCQFM: Towards a Web 2.0 Approach to Objective Testing MCQFM: Towards a Web 2.0 Approach to Objective Testing
Steve Bennett describes the MCQFM (Multiple Choice Questions Five Methods) toolkit project which has produced a simple notation for multiple choice questions (QTEXT) to facilitate conversion into a QTI format. The project has also produced a web service with five functions which can be integrated into any application. Steve begins by discussing the difficulties of translating questions between different objective test formats.
Innovating e-Learning 2009 focuses on change Innovating e-Learning 2009 focuses on change
Author of the Demos report, The Edgeless University, Peter Bradwell opened the second theme of Innovating e-Learning 2009 with a warning note for higher education.
 

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