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WebPA

  1. 1. WebPA Nic Wilkinson JISC CETIS Assessment meets Enterprise meets Portfolio Event
  2. 2. Quick History <ul><li>Similar systems in use since 1998 at Loughborough University </li></ul><ul><li>JISC funded for two years from October 2007 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is WebPA <ul><li>A Peer Moderated Marking system </li></ul><ul><li>Not a peer review system </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interoperability requirements <ul><li>IMS Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>REST & Web services (Apache Axis 2) </li></ul><ul><li>VLEs, MLEs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenges faced <ul><li>Decoupling from existing integration @ LU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initially across 3-4 databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting data in to the system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>csv file upload </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Level of interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>time in support to new adopters </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Technically how far have we got <ul><li>Demonstrator of grades export working </li></ul><ul><li>No Apache axis2, using hessianPHP </li></ul><ul><li>About to begin work to integrate with Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Interest from Sakai and blackboard for integration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where we are <ul><li>Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>Coventry </li></ul><ul><li>Derby </li></ul><ul><li>Hull </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>MMU </li></ul><ul><li>Newport </li></ul><ul><li>Northumbria </li></ul><ul><li>Surrey </li></ul>
  8. 8. Are we winning <ul><li>We have a little community code development happening </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions
  10. 10. Further information <ul><ul><li>Project Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://webpa.lboro.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing list: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/webpa.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://webpa-tec.blogspot.com / </li></ul>

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