IWMW, York, 17 July 2007 XCRI - syndicating the online prospectus Scott Wilson, Institute of Educational Cybernetics, Bolton Ben Ryan, KaiNao Ltd. Mark Stubbs, MMU Business School This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence
National agenda of ‘informed choice’ about learning opportunities.
Standards exist for exchanging information about people, groups and membership but
no standard way to exchange information about courses.
Institutions developing ways to populate their prospectus from definitive data but
resorting to primitive data entry to populate aggregator sites, regional portals, ... etc.
Genuine interest from the community in a standard for exchanging course information.
Course Advertising Acquired/Required Competence Entry Requirements Entry Profiles Pathways Advice Portfolio Course Approval Evidence of Achievement Transcripts Personal Development Planning Learner Trails E-Admission Personal Statements Curriculum Management Course Modification E-Application Student Records Assessment Results References Applicant Feedback Learner Goals Admission Stats Course Search Course Details
xcri | history First feeds start to trickle in from Oxford and the OU… Q2 2007 XCRI-CAP 1.0 released, as is demonstration aggregator Q1 2007 XCRI project devised by CETIS Enterprise SIG spin-off + UCAS Q1 2005 JISC fund trials of the XCRI CAP + demonstration aggregator + support project Q4 2006 Existing XCRI deployments & authoring options reviewed Optimised Course Advertising Profile XML schema released Q3 2006 XML used at Adam Smith College to generate PDF course brochures Report produced on competence modelling and XCRI Q2 2006 R1.0 XML schema tested with Plymouth-UCAS, Oxford Uni CPD, Reid Kerr Prospectus & Liverpool Learning Matrix Regional Portal. Searchable curriculum repository demonstrated Q1 2006 R1.0 XML schema developed through prototyping & critique Q4 2005 UK prospectus websites reviewed (161!) Case studies of existing practice produced from site visits Q3 2005 Existing standards reviewed (Norway’s CDM closest) Q2 2005
xcri | specification Full spec at http://www.xcri.org/wiki XML schema at http://www.xcri.org/svn/trunk/bindings/cap. xsd