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E-portfolio interoperability and the advance of Leap2A

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E-portfolio interoperability and the advance of Leap2A

  1. 1. E-portfolio interoperability and the advance of Leap2A Simon Grant JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS) ePortfolio 2010, London 2010-07-05
  2. 2. Last year <ul><li>PIOP 2 projects </li><ul><li>Including JISCMail list still going strong today: </li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><li>2009-03 version agreed
  3. 3. Worked pretty well on a range of platforms </li><ul><li>Much better than IMS eP
  4. 4. PebblePad
  5. 5. Mahara
  6. 6. ePET
  7. 7. etc. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Organisational development <ul><li>We now have our own domain, leapspecs.org
  9. 9. All documentation there, including namespace
  10. 10. Working towards independence from CETIS
  11. 11. New orthography: “Leap2A” not “LEAP2A”
  12. 12. Nice logo to match </li><ul><li>(strapline: e-portfolio portability) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. New collaboration <ul><li>MedBiquitous </li><ul><li>http://www.medbiq.org/ </li></ul><li>Academy of Medical Royal Colleges </li><ul><li>Medical Interoperability Portfolio Standards
  14. 14. http://www.mips.org.uk/ </li></ul><li>Both using (and possibly extending) Leap2A </li></ul>
  15. 15. PIOP 3 <ul><li>Just about to finish, February to July 2010
  16. 16. 3 original partners </li><ul><li>PebblePad
  17. 17. Nottingham
  18. 18. ePET (Newcastle) </li></ul><li>4 new adopters </li><ul><li>MyKnowledgeMap
  19. 19. TAG Developments (BLi Education)
  20. 20. University of Derby
  21. 21. Nottingham Trent University / Desire2Learn </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Changes 2009-03 to 2010-07 <ul><li>Single namespace leap2=“ http://terms.leapspecs.org/ ”
  23. 23. Clarification and simplification of attachments
  24. 24. New publication type – subtype of resource
  25. 25. Approve atom:contributor alongside atom:author
  26. 26. Intermission as new category for activities
  27. 27. Modification to how locations can be represented </li><ul><li>leap2:spatial can now hold xhtml or structured content </li></ul></ul>Really, not much change was needed!
  28. 28. Rendering and validation <ul><li>Many people felt need for validator
  29. 29. Also needed was a service for human reading
  30. 30. Put both together, validation errors shown in context
  31. 31. Now working well
  32. 32. Will be put on the leapspecs.org site </li></ul>
  33. 33. Issues currently on agenda <ul><li>Affiliation </li><ul><li>Representing how people relate to organisations
  34. 34. Are they a sub-type of activity? </li></ul><li>Representing qualifications </li><ul><li>Are they are sub-type of achievement?
  35. 35. Can we agree a vocabulary for types? </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Hoped for soon <ul><li>In current financial situation, probably no more funding
  37. 37. Need to integrate skills and competencies </li><ul><li>So that portfolio tools can plug in frameworks / structures
  38. 38. Similar facility also needed by MedBiquitous
  39. 39. Even being considered for standardization by ISO...
  40. 40. But we need more careful research and thought </li><ul><li>Underway in CETIS as well as elsewhere </li></ul><li>Separate but co-ordinated specification </li></ul><li>Independent, self-governing body for leapspecs.org
  41. 41. Leap2R </li></ul>
  42. 42. Thanks... <ul><li>Thanks for your attention
  43. 43. [email_address] </li></ul>

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