Iwmw12 xcri-cap-files

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Presentation from session A4 on Monday 18th June at IWMW12:
#A4: The Xcri-cap Files
Parallel session by Rob Englebright and Claire Gibbons on Monday 18th June from 11:00-12:30
See the abstract and Rob Englebright's and Claire Gibbons' biographical details.

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  • The truth is out there.\nApologies to folk who saw these slides at DEV8eD,\nOur abstract says:\n"The truth is out there... but where?\nThe 2011 Online Learning Task Force report identified that online, distance, CPD and postgrad learning opportunities are difficult to find.\nThe JISC #coursedata programme is supporting 63 institutions to review and refine their course information handling processes. As an outward manifestation of this increased agility the projects will produce an xcri-cap feed for these course types.\nThe #coursedata-tech part of the programme has commissioned a validator and aggregator and will be creating some demonstration applications that use the data.\nThis session will briefly cover the programme, the tools and their possible uses.”\nIf this isn't the session you signed up for time to RUNAROUND\n
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  • Rob Englebright\nProgramme Manager with JISC Elearning team.\nI'm looking after part of the #coursedata programme, \nworking with BSI on standardisation of xcri-cap, \nLooking after the tail end of the DVLE programme,\nThe JISC Online conference - in November\n\nClaire Gibbons\nwho actually does stuff\n
  • David O White\n\nThe Online Learning Task Force (OLTF) published its final report 'Collaborate to compete: Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education' in January 2011.\n\nIt makes six recommendations to institutions and the wider HE sector. including:\n\nusing online learning to enhance student choice\ndeveloping and exploiting open educational resources.\n\n\n
  • The JISC #coursedata programme..\nstage 1 ran from September- Dec 2011 -and provided small amount of funding to 93 institutions to undertake self review and develop a plan to revise internal systems and implement xcri-cap\nStage 2 runs from Jan 2012 - March 2013\nOutworking of the plans from stage 1, -Review internal course data handling processes and revise\ncreate an xcri-cap1.2 feed\nJISC Coursedata Programme: bit.ly/coursedata.\n
  • STAGE 2\n63 institutions, \n16 FE (400 FTES)\nThe programme requires xcri-cap feed is produced for online, distance, CPD, some projects are doing ALL courses.\n
  • England (Hefce capital fund)\n\n
  • \nThis is “xcri map”, not to be confused with xcri cap\nA brief history of XCRI-CAP\nXCRI came out of some discussions including Mark Stubbs at MMU, thinking there had to be a better way of describing and defining course data.\nThe original idea was XCRI.. sometimes called BIG XCRI..\n.. sometimes not referred to at all for fear of confusing folk..\nXCRI proved too complex and unwieldy to contain all the data\n\nso xcri-cap was born..\n\n\n\n
  • xcri-cap is an xml representation of course advertising information\n5.2 Core Elements\n5.2.1 the <catalog> element\n5.2.2 the <provider> element\n5.2.3 the <course> element\n5.2.4 the <presentation> element\n\n5.3 Common Elements\n5.3.1 the <contributor> element\n5.3.2 the <description> element\n5.3.3 the <identifier> element\n5.3.4 the <title> element\n5.3.5 the <subject> element\n5.3.6 the <type> element\n5.3.7 the <url> element\n5.3.8 the <image> element\n\n5.4 Common Descriptive Elements\n5.4.1 the <abstract> element\n5.4.2 the <applicationProcedure> element\n5.4.3 the <assessment> element\n5.4.4 the <learningOutcome> element\n5.4.5 the <objective> element\n5.4.6 the <prerequisite> element\n5.4.7 the <regulations> element\n\n5.5 Elements used in the provider element\n5.5.1 the <location> element\n\n5.6 Elements used in the course element\n5.6.1 the <qualification> element\n5.6.2 the <credit> element\n\n5.7 Elements used in the qualification element\n5.7.1 the <abbr> element abbreviated form of the title of the qualification\n5.7.2 the <educationLevel> element\n5.7.3 the <awardedBy> element\n5.7.4 the <accreditedBy> element\n\n5.8 Elements used in the presentation element\n5.8.1 the <start> element\n5.8.2 the <end> element\n5.8.3 the <duration> element\n5.8.4 the <applyFrom> element\n5.8.5 the <applyUntil> element\n5.8.6 the <applyTo> element\n5.8.7 the <engagement> element\n5.8.8 the <studyMode> element\n5.8.9 the <attendanceMode> element\n5.8.10 the <attendancePattern> element\n5.8.11 the <languageOfInstruction> element\n5.8.12 the <languageOfAssessment> element\n5.8.13 the <places> element\n5.8.14 the <cost> element\n5.8.15 the <age> element\n5.8.16 the <venue> element\n\n\n
  • xcri-cap-\nXCRI-CAP stands for "exchanging course related information course advertising profile", forged in the frontal lobes of some of the finest brains in Britain... Mark Stubbs, and Scott Wilson\n\nhttp://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/XCRI_CAP_1.2 becoming BS8581- conformant profile of BS EN 15982 (MLO)\n\nhttp://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/XCRI_Feeds\n\nhttp://www.xcri.co.uk/data-definitions-and-vocabulary-framework.html\n\n\n\n\n
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  • Unless there is a compelling reasons not to, which is agreed with the JISC Programme manager, the XCRI-CAP feed should include an open licence outlining the permitted use of the file, it is suggested that the OGL is used.\n\nLicensing of XCRI-CAP feeds\n1It is a principle of XCRI-CAP feeds produced under the Course Data Programme that the data should be freely available to any aggregator or other user, organisation or individual to copy, re-distribute, share, adapt and exploit commercially or otherwise. This document recommends that all such feeds are explicitly licensed under an Open Government Licence (OGL). This licence grants to the user a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the information, while providing for acknowledgement of the source of the information. This licence contains no warranty or liability on the provider, and importantly also includes specific non-endorsement clauses. The OGL licence is similar to a Creative Commons licence, but attribution is only needed if the copyright holder makes it a requirement. Where multiple providers are involved, an optional generic statement that 'public sector information' is included, rather than a specific attribution, can be used.\n2It is important that data publishers are familiar with the terms of the OGL for the avoidance of doubt about how the information may be used and the constraints placed on any user. The JISC sponsored document “Licensing Open data: A Practical Guide” June 2011 provides a sound overview of the licence landscape.\n3The following information about the licence attached to the data should be included in the description element of the catalog element:\nName of the licence, for example ‘Open Government Licence (OGL)’\nVersion number of the licence\nOwner of the licence, for example ‘University of Test’\nhttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/\n http://discovery.ac.uk/files/pdf/Licensing_Open_Data_A_Practical_Guide.pdf \n
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  • A validator..\nit checks your feeds are well formed and valid.\n\nif you haven’t got an xcri-cap file, here’s one I made earlier...wychwolf.com/moodle/wychwolf-moodle.xml\n
  • An aggregator that manages feeds, the SOLR index can be interrogated by an API, and is has SDKs built for PHP Java and such like. \n
  • More funds... for interesting ideas.\n
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  • Iwmw12 xcri-cap-files

    1. 1. The Xcri-cap Files#coursedata-tech
    2. 2. Rob Englebright Programme manager JISC eLearning- r.englebright@jisc.ac.uk ClaireSenior Web and Marketing Managerc.s.gibbons1@bradford.ac.uk
    3. 3. Why?• OLTF @DaveOwhite:• "Information about online programmes is lacking and often difficult to find, both for distance courses and for the online learning elements in blended programmes. This has a significant impact on student choice, domestically and internationally. Only with better information can prospective students find what they want, judge value for money and make more accurate decisions about where and how to study. Better information will give institutions competitive edge" Report to HEFCE by the Online Learning Task Force January 2011.
    4. 4. What?• Jan 2012 - March 2013• Review internal course data handling processes and revise• create an xcri-cap1.2 feed• JISC Coursedata Programme: bit.ly/coursedata it’s like some kind of alien cube?
    5. 5. Who?Arts University College at Bournemouth London Metropolitan University University of BedfordshireAston University London School of Economics University of BirminghamBath Spa University Loughborough College University of BoltonBirkbeck, University of London Loughborough University University of CambridgeBishop Burton College Middlesex University University of East LondonBlackpool & The Fylde College Myerscough College University of EssexBournemouth and Poole College New College Durham University of ExeterBradford College North Lindsey College University of GreenwichBrunel University Oxford Brookes University University of HertfordshireBurton and South Derbyshire College Plymouth College of Art University of HullCity College Norwich Royal Holloway University of London University of KentCity of Bristol College St Georges University of London University of LeicesterCornwall College St Marys University College University of LincolnCoventry University Staffordshire University University of NottinghamCranfield University Teesside University University of OxfordEdge Hill University The Arts University College at Bournemouth University of SalfordGrimsby Institute for HE & FE The Courtauld Institute of Art University of SheffieldHarper Adams University College University of Central Lancashire Univeristy of SussexLancaster University University College Falmouth University of SunderlandLeeds Metropolitan University University of the West of EnglandLeeds Trinity University College University of West London Wigan & Leigh CollegeLeicester College Myerscough?
    6. 6. it’s like some crazyWhere? alien invasion map.
    7. 7. History• http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/othervoices/2012/03/13/ exchanging-course-related-information-–-xcri- timeline/
    8. 8. xcri-cap
    9. 9. What does XCRI-CAP look like?• http://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/ XCRI_CAP_1.2 becoming BS8581- conformant profile of BS EN 15982 (MLO)• http://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/ XCRI_Feeds• http://www.xcri.co.uk/data-definitions-and- vocabulary-framework.html
    10. 10. cool URIs• Requirement for feeds to have a cool URI to help aggregation.• http://lncn.eu/toolkit
    11. 11. Licence• From the Data definitions doc.• “It is a principle of XCRI-CAP feeds produced under the Course Data Programme that the data should be freely available to any aggregator or other user, organisation or individual to copy, re-distribute, share, adapt and exploit commercially or otherwise. This document recommends that all such feeds are explicitly licensed under an Open Government Licence (OGL). This licence grants to the user a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non- exclusive licence to use the information, while providing for acknowledgement of the source of the information. This licence contains no warranty or liability on the provider, and importantly also includes specific non-endorsement clauses. “
    12. 12. Over to Claire
    13. 13. Exercise #1• In table groups - introduce yourself - look at the Self Assessment Framework, and identify your top 3 issues, 3 benefits that might drive implementation:• http://xcrisaf.igsl.co.uk/saf• Institutional Strategic planning• Planning the output• Management implementation• Technical implementation
    14. 14. feedback from tables• issues• benefits
    15. 15. Exercise #2• http://bit.ly/uclan-elevator• your views on search and result screens
    16. 16. Validator• http://www.xcri.co.uk/h2-mm2-xcriblog/ categories/listings/validation.html• http://validator.xcri.co.uk• follow along walkthrough
    17. 17. Aggregator... what aggregator?• http://coursedata.k-int.com/blog/• http://coursedata.k-int.com/FeedManager/• http://coursedata.k-int.com/discover
    18. 18. Demonstrators• #coursedata ITT released to fund around 6-10 demonstrators using xcri-cap feeds• Deadline FRIDAY 22nd June 2012
    19. 19. Code• https://github.com/k-int/XCRI-Aggregator• http://code.google.com/p/xcricap-validator/
    20. 20. Action Planning• Actions for you...• Actions for JISC?

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