InFAMy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!<br />or... what current trends tell us about the future of ‘federated access...
Intro<br />where are we now...<br />/ the working assumptions of the UK Federation have been with us a long time<br />/ FA...
Financial pressure<br />financial pressure...<br />/ budget cuts<br />/ job losses?<br />/ institutional and national ‘bus...
Outsourcing<br />outsourcing...<br />/ e.g. Google mail/apps<br />/ the ‘new normal’<br />/ for students currently<br />/ ...
Expectation mis-match<br />expectations...<br />/ the mashable experience<br />/ user - privacy<br />/ provider – terms & ...
Mobile<br />mobile...<br />/ by <insert date here> mobile access to internet will have overtaken desktop access<br />/ mob...
Open agenda<br />the ‘open’ agenda...<br />/ open source – interesting tension with<br />financial<br />pressure above<br ...
PLE<br />personal learning environments (PLE)...<br />/ a more open approach to provision of learning technology<br />/ le...
OER and APEL<br />the changing nature of ‘course’ and ‘customer’...<br />/ disaggregation of course delivery from accredit...
Overseas students<br />globalisation...<br />/ overseas students<br />/ greater collaboration between institutions (nation...
Usability<br />usability...<br />image: shbib @ Flickr<br />
The portal problem<br />usability...<br />/ the portal solution...<br />/ an attempt to control the user experience end-to...
Usability<br />usability...<br />/ Kantara ULX work<br />/ some really interesting developments here<br />/ but... scalabi...
Consolidation<br />consolidation...<br />/ of providers - Google, Facebook, ... (the ‘First bus’ effect?)<br />/ and techn...
Single sign-on<br />institutional login...<br />/ single sign-on within the institution<br />image: BuildArk @ Flickr<br />
Conclusions<br />conclusions...<br />/ ‘education’ is a relatively small fish in a big pond<br />/ mainstream approaches w...
Thank you<br />Thank you<br />(with apologies to Kenneth Williams and whoever owns the copyright on this image!)<br />FAM1...
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What current trends tell us about the future of federated access management in education

  1. 1. InFAMy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!<br />or... what current trends tell us about the future of ‘federated access management’ in education<br />Andy Powell, Eduserv<br />@andypowe11<br />FAM10, Cardiff<br />5, 6 October 2010<br />
  2. 2. Intro<br />where are we now...<br />/ the working assumptions of the UK Federation have been with us a long time<br />/ FAM (as we know it today) has an uncomfortable fit with the wider web we see around us<br />/ arguably better fit with ‘enterprise’ solutions?<br />/ but discomfort of institutions as ‘enterprises’<br />
  3. 3. Financial pressure<br />financial pressure...<br />/ budget cuts<br />/ job losses?<br />/ institutional and national ‘business cases’ will become more critical<br />/ might argue that institutions will become more enterprise-like<br />/ ...but think this will be very resisted<br />image: swamysk @ Flickr<br />
  4. 4. Outsourcing<br />outsourcing...<br />/ e.g. Google mail/apps<br />/ the ‘new normal’<br />/ for students currently<br />/ but why not for staff?<br />/ at what point is ‘identity’ also outsourced?<br />image: M i x y @ Flickr<br />
  5. 5. Expectation mis-match<br />expectations...<br />/ the mashable experience<br />/ user - privacy<br />/ provider – terms & conditions<br />vs. day-to-day practice<br />bjornmeansbear<br />image: Axel Bührmann @ Flickr<br />
  6. 6. Mobile<br />mobile...<br />/ by <insert date here> mobile access to internet will have overtaken desktop access<br />/ mobile devices may or may not become the primary route to learning and research – but they will play a bigger part<br />/ what is the user-experience of SAML like from an iPhone app?<br />
  7. 7. Open agenda<br />the ‘open’ agenda...<br />/ open source – interesting tension with<br />financial<br />pressure above<br />/ open access – impact on the primary use-case for FAM?<br />/ open science<br />/ OER<br />/ ‘open’ doesn’t mean ‘access management not required’<br />but it might change the nature and positioning of the requirement?<br />image: dullhunk @ Flickr<br />
  8. 8. PLE<br />personal learning environments (PLE)...<br />/ a more open approach to provision of learning technology<br />/ letting the learner (and the lecturer) construct their own VLE using external services of their choice<br />/ typically associated with ‘Web 2.0’<br />image: abardwell @ Flickr<br />
  9. 9. OER and APEL<br />the changing nature of ‘course’ and ‘customer’...<br />/ disaggregation of course delivery from accreditation<br />/ changing relationship of students to universities<br />/ increasingly ‘migratory students’<br />/ changing customers of ‘academic’ publishers<br />
  10. 10. Overseas students<br />globalisation...<br />/ overseas students<br />/ greater collaboration between institutions (nationally and internationally)<br />/ research collaborations<br />/ dealing with multiple federations<br />Swansea Photographer<br />image: Swansea Photographer @ Flickr<br />
  11. 11. Usability<br />usability...<br />image: shbib @ Flickr<br />
  12. 12. The portal problem<br />usability...<br />/ the portal solution...<br />/ an attempt to control the user experience end-to-end<br />/ but the web just isn’t like that<br />/ WAYFless URLs are an abomination<br />/ the portal is (part of) the ‘problem’!<br />image: dmolsen @ Flickr<br />
  13. 13. Usability<br />usability...<br />/ Kantara ULX work<br />/ some really interesting developments here<br />/ but... scalability?<br />/ and... the ‘publisher’ problem<br />
  14. 14. Consolidation<br />consolidation...<br />/ of providers - Google, Facebook, ... (the ‘First bus’ effect?)<br />/ and technology – OpenID, OAuth<br />///R |_[]R[)<br />image: andypowe11 @ Flickr<br />
  15. 15. Single sign-on<br />institutional login...<br />/ single sign-on within the institution<br />image: BuildArk @ Flickr<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions<br />conclusions...<br />/ ‘education’ is a relatively small fish in a big pond<br />/ mainstream approaches will win (in the end)<br /> / for EduservOpenAthens ... Google are<br />as big a threat as Shibboleth (and<br />the same is true for Shibboleth)<br />/ current financial climate<br />will have an effect somewhere<br /> / institutions are probably becoming more enterprise-like but still not totally like commercial organisations<br /> / tend to occupy an uncomfortable space<br />between the ‘enterprise’ and the ‘social<br />web’ (e.g. PLE and open science)<br />/ the relationships between students (and staff)<br />and institutions are changing<br />image: robotson @ Flickr<br />
  17. 17. Thank you<br />Thank you<br />(with apologies to Kenneth Williams and whoever owns the copyright on this image!)<br />FAM10, Cardiff<br />5, 6 October 2010<br />

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