27 March 2009, Leeds, UK West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network XCRI Dissemination Event 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  | ...
xcri |  rationale <ul><li>National agenda of ‘informed choice’ about learning opportunities  but </li></ul><ul><li>feeling...
xcri |  genesis 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  |  Slide  Manchester: where the XCRI project was born …  except it was rainin...
xcri |  concept: transforming advertising relationships 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  |  Slide  Learning Provider Web Prosp...
xcri |  history 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  |  Slide  2005 JISC fund XCRI “Reference Model” project. Team review internat...
xcri |  projects 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  |  Slide  Reid Kerr Bolton UCAS Oxford London Met WYLLN (Huddersfield) MMU E...
xcri |  schema 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  |  Slide  Catalog  @generated Provider identifier*, title*, subject*, descript...
xcri |  support <ul><li>xcri.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifications and guidance - Creative Commons license </li></ul></...
xcri |  evolution <ul><li>Information Standards Board for Education Skills & Children’s Services has asked its Portfolio L...
xcri |  summary <ul><li>Committed to joined-up thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with key agencies: UCAS, Becta, LSC, ...
27 March 2009, Leeds, UK West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network XCRI Dissemination Event 08/06/09   |  XCRI Briefing  | ...
xcri |  lessons <ul><li>XCRI… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>went for low hanging fruit: course advertising = inherently public dat...
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Opening keynote for West Yorkshire Life Long Learning Network's XCRI dissemination event, held 2009-03-27 in Leeds. Presented by Professor Mark Stubbs, Head of Learning & Research Technologies, MMU

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XCRI West Yorks LLN 2009-03-27

  1. 1. 27 March 2009, Leeds, UK West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network XCRI Dissemination Event 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide XCRI: from concept to reality Prof Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies Manchester Metropolitan University [email_address] Agenda | history, progress, implementation, benefits, lessons xcri.org
  2. 2. xcri | rationale <ul><li>National agenda of ‘informed choice’ about learning opportunities but </li></ul><ul><li>feeling that education lags behind other sectors in making its ‘products’ easy to discover and compare. </li></ul><ul><li>Standards exist for exchanging information about people, groups, membership and learning objects but </li></ul><ul><li>no standard way to exchange information about courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions developing ways to populate their prospectus from definitive data but </li></ul><ul><li>resorting to primitive data entry to populate aggregator sites, regional portals, area prospectuses… </li></ul><ul><li>Genuine interest from the community in a standard for exchanging course info that facilitates joined-up thinking. </li></ul>08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide
  3. 3. xcri | genesis 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide Manchester: where the XCRI project was born … except it was raining! Ty’n Rhos: where the XCRI concept was born
  4. 4. xcri | concept: transforming advertising relationships 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide Learning Provider Web Prospectus Provider Re-keys & Pushes for each Aggregator UCAS LLN NLD Learning Provider UCAS LLN Web Prospectus XML Aggregators Poll & Harvest from Providers Provider publishes XCRI prospectus as well as web prospectus NLD
  5. 5. xcri | history 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide 2005 JISC fund XCRI “Reference Model” project. Team review international standards, e-prospectus websites (161+) & site visits; R1.0 XCRI schema prototyped & tested with Plymouth-UCAS, Oxford, Reid Kerr & L’pool LMX 2006 XCRI tools prototyped: XCRI>PDF brochures & ReST Xpath search. Existing deployment reviewed & optimised XCRI CAP 1.0 released. JISC fund XCRI CAP 1.0 trials, demo aggregator & xcri.org support 2007 XCRI ‘invited’ to brief DfES and Becta. XCRI CAP pilot with London 14-19 leads to XCRI as ‘preferred approach’ in LSC vision. Bolton, OU, Oxford, MMU & Staffs CAP feeds read by demo aggregator. CEN WS-LT & vendor meetings for European MLO harmonization begin. 2008 JISC funds CAP 1.1 trials + talks open with Becta about regional 14-19. XCRI champion elected to DIUS/DCSF ISB + JISC fund more CAP trials. GMSA, Edge Hill, West Cheshire, Kent develop XCRI feeds. CEN WS-LT Agreement on MLO & formal submission for European Norm; East Midlands, Huddersfield, Teesside, Worcester start XCRI projects. 2009 UK Gov Info Standards Board for Education Skills & Children’s Services approves XCRI-CAP 1.1 as national e-prospectus standard
  6. 6. xcri | projects 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide Reid Kerr Bolton UCAS Oxford London Met WYLLN (Huddersfield) MMU East Midlands LLN Liverpool LMX & CPD MOVE LLN (Herts) Adam Smith Plymouth Open University GMSA HW LLN (Worcester + Kidderminster) Edge Hill West Cheshire NEHSN (Teesside) Staffordshire Kent
  7. 7. xcri | schema 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide Catalog @generated Provider identifier*, title*, subject*, description*, relation*, url, image, address Course identifier*, title*, subject*, description*, relation*, url, image, qualification*, credit* Presentation identifier*, title*, subject*, description*, relation*, url, image, start, end, duration, studyMode, attendanceMode, attendancePattern, languageOfInstruction, languageOfAssessment, placesAvailable, cost, enquireTo, applyFrom, applyUntil, applyTo, entryProfile*, entryRequirements*, venue* Plugin description refinement vocab Plugin studyMode refinement vocab Plugin … ? refinement vocab Customization
  8. 8. xcri | support <ul><li>xcri.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifications and guidance - Creative Commons license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregator – “does my data look good in this?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calls for mini projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>XIM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ XCRI Readiness” check with top tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Report </li></ul></ul>08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide
  9. 9. xcri | evolution <ul><li>Information Standards Board for Education Skills & Children’s Services has asked its Portfolio Learning Opportunities & Transcripts SIG to provide governance on evolution of the XCRI-CAP specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISB PLOT SIG will review suggestions for CAP v1.2 in the light of the UK’s binding to the forthcoming European Norm on Metadata for Learning Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>suggestions should be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discussed first at http://www.xcri.org/forum/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>submitted officially by email with a subject of XCRI to [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>NB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>work on the XCRI spec, forums & wiki is © xcri.org and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License to facilitate transfer to an appropriate standards body in due course </li></ul></ul>08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide
  10. 10. xcri | summary <ul><li>Committed to joined-up thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with key agencies: UCAS, Becta, LSC, DCSF/DIUS ISB … </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping it simple and testing thoroughly with real data </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity: funding mini projects </li></ul><ul><li>Going beyond tech support to organizational readiness: XIM </li></ul><ul><li>Keen for more institution, agency, vendor engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Aware of role in delivering Bologna, Burgess, Leitch, 14-19.. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.xcri.org to discover more. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.escs-isb.org.uk/news/news/Newsletter-February-2009.htm </li></ul></ul>08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide
  11. 11. 27 March 2009, Leeds, UK West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network XCRI Dissemination Event 08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide XCRI: from concept to reality thanks for listening! Prof Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies Manchester Metropolitan University [email_address] Agenda | history, progress, implementation, benefits, lessons xcri.org
  12. 12. xcri | lessons <ul><li>XCRI… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>went for low hanging fruit: course advertising = inherently public data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sought out & engaged key experts & practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discovered huge inefficiencies arising from embedded work-arounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promoted & celebrated its “shared response to a shared problem” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evolved by keeping it real – real data, real people, real processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is increasingly seeking out policy makers, senior managers & vendors to support sector process re-engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are “ learning to network and networking to learn ” </li></ul><ul><li>And now… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it feels less like a JISC project & more like a start-up business trying to get a product across Moore’s chasm! </li></ul></ul>08/06/09 | XCRI Briefing | Slide

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