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Mahara: portability & interoperability Simon Grant JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (...
Brief history of the field <ul><li>2001: IMS LIP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Learner Information Package” </li></ul></ul><ul><...
LEAP2A principles <ul><li>Cover what is actually used in e-portfolio practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not more, which would ...
What does LEAP2A cover? <ul><li>Entries, like blog entries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the default category </li></ul></ul><ul><...
A demonstration <ul><li>We hope ... </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to James Ballard, ULCC </li></ul>
Exercise <ul><li>Pair up – or threes if necessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>introduce yourselves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tell e...
Thanks! <ul><li>Thanks for your attention and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to LEAP2A in the ALT Newsletter...
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MaharaUK 09 - Simon Grant, JISC CETIS - Mahara: portability & interoperability

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Simon Grant from JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS) talks about portability and interoperability in Mahara

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MaharaUK 09 - Simon Grant, JISC CETIS - Mahara: portability & interoperability

  1. 1. Mahara: portability & interoperability Simon Grant JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS) London 2009-07-15
  2. 2. Brief history of the field <ul><li>2001: IMS LIP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Learner Information Package” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sort of extended CV; not widely adopted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004: UKLeaP: tied to IMS LIP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>was to have been BS 8788; later abandoned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2005: IMS ePortfolio: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>added extra features to IMS LIP; thus even more complex </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006: LEAP 2.0 community-motivated initiative </li></ul><ul><li>2007-08: JISC funding for interoperability projects </li></ul><ul><li>2008-09: LEAP2A developed with further JISC funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where Mahara became involved </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. LEAP2A principles <ul><li>Cover what is actually used in e-portfolio practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not more, which would introduce unnecessary complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep as simple as reasonably possible </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels of implementation possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if system doesn't recognise it, treat it as something simpler </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should work with systems as simple as blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Developer-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Specification developed alongside implementation </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does LEAP2A cover? <ul><li>Entries, like blog entries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the default category </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Person </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly recognised relationships between these items </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reflects on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has part </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evidence of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(and their inverses) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some more general </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some more specific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>as required for clarifying “parent-child” structures </li></ul>
  5. 5. A demonstration <ul><li>We hope ... </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to James Ballard, ULCC </li></ul>
  6. 6. Exercise <ul><li>Pair up – or threes if necessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>introduce yourselves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tell each other what information your students put in </li></ul><ul><li>How else might they use that information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>brainstorm about this for two minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agree what is most interesting, realistic, useful, motivating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When I say, join up with nearest other group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share what you have agreed so far </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agree what is most interesting and useful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repeat as needed... </li></ul><ul><li>Each group share top ideas for reuse with everyone </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thanks! <ul><li>Thanks for your attention and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to LEAP2A in the ALT Newsletter (ALT-N) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://newsletter.alt.ac.uk/e_article001402921.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More about LEAP2A at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/2009-03/LEAP2A_specification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More about the interoperability projects at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Portfolio_interoperability_projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or find me through my home page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google for me, “Simon Grant” </li></ul></ul>

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