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Eunis Workshop Hoel 2008 06

  1. 1. University Information System Standards - How to participate in and to improve current European Development - How to participate in and to improve current European Development Workshop prepared by Tore Hoel, Erlend Øverby, Scott Wilson and Simone Ravaioli
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>14:00 - 14:40 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short introduction (Tore Hoel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On standards and standardisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who are doing standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The MLO project (Erlend Øverby) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing standards the lightweight way (Scott Wilson) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>14:40 - 15:20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping the domain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>15:20 - 17:00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Industry perspective (Simone Ravaioli) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions and ideas for further work (Scott Wilson) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s start with the beginning the beginning
  4. 4. What are Standards – why bother? – why bother? <ul><li>Tore Hoel Oslo University College </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Standard is... <ul><li>... design references for products and processes </li></ul>Mogens Kühn Pedersen
  6. 6. Not only technical specifications <ul><li>consensus on privacy </li></ul><ul><li>consensus on quality </li></ul><ul><li>documented best practices in Learning, Education and Training </li></ul>In practice, standards could be consensus on any process!
  7. 7. Who are doing standards? <ul><li>Standard Setting Bodies vs. Consortia </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Initiatives Relate - in theory Need for standards becoming accepted Formal Certified Standards Early Inter-company collaboration Consortia formed ‘ De Novo’ Specifications produced Specifications Implemented Standards bodies refine existing best practice +ve & -ve experience gained AICC ADLnet IEEE ISO IMS CEN/ISSS WS-LT CEN TC353
  9. 9. How Initiatives Relate - in reality AICC ADLnet IEEE LTSC ISO IMS ARIADNE CEN/ISSS WS-LT Dublin Core & early LO Metadata DIN BSI Japan PROMETEUS MoU LO Metadata SCORM LOM
  10. 10. How Initiatives Relate - in reality AICC ADLnet IEEE LTSC ISO IMS ARIADNE CEN/ISSS WS-LT Dublin Core & early LO Metadata DIN BSI Japan CEN TC 353 SCORM LOM MLR DCMI W3C MLR as EN
  11. 11. Consortia in HE <ul><li>Terena </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association offers a forum to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge in order to foster the development of Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium comprising more than 200 U.S. universities in cooperation with 70 leading corporations, 45 government agencies, laboratories and other institutions of higher learning as well as over 50 international partner organizations </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Internet2 <ul><li>University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) Internet2 Middleware Architecture Committee, with working groups on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPv6 (new Internet protocols to manage differentiated services on the Internet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Service (also referred to as QOS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement (of network traffic and patterns of use) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Storage </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. RS3G - Rome Student Systems and Standards Group - Rome Student Systems and Standards Group <ul><li>The Bologna Process is mandating attention to exchange of student and curriculum data between Higher Education Institutions – RS3G is taking on the role of an influential reference point in this market. </li></ul>
  14. 14. CEN/TC 353 Information and Communication Technologies for Learning, Education and Training CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technologies
  15. 15. Scope CEN Technical Committee 353 <ul><li>To produce standards in the field of information and communication technologies relating to learning, education and training . The European Standards ( EN ), Technical Specifications ( TS ) and Technical Reports ( TR ) that are developed will have a well-defined European scope. These may also include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for the implementation of international standards from a European perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mature CWAs converted into standards if appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeanization of national standards </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Current work items TC 353 work items TC 353 <ul><li>Curriculum Exchange Formats and vocabularies </li></ul><ul><li>European Learning Mobility Model </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of ISO/IEC 19796-1 (LET Quality Management, Assurance and Metrics - part 1) </li></ul><ul><li>In pipeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata on Learning Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption of ISO/IEC 24751 (Accessibility) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Standardisation Work Timeframe <ul><li>As Standard should be available within a maximum of 36 months </li></ul><ul><ul><li>+6M – Circulation of first working draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+6M – Dispatch of Enquiry draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+2,5M – Submission of Enquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+8M – Dispatch of Formal Vote draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+3,5M – Submission of Formal Vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+2M – Closure of Formal Vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+1 M – Ratificaton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+2M – Definitive text available </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. CEN/ISSS WS-LT Objectives <ul><li>Encourage participation in global initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Create specifications , agreements, guidelines or recommendations where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for the development and implementation of requirements-driven Learning Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully examining and taking into account the various effects on learning and training technology standards </li></ul>
  19. 19. Current WS-LT Work Items <ul><li>A Simple Publishing Interface for Learning Object Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata for Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Exchange Format </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural learning resource metadata application profiles </li></ul>
  20. 20. Participation in European Standardisation <ul><li>CEN TC 353: Trough national standards bodies </li></ul><ul><li>CEN/ISSS WS-LT: Open for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison with ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. CEN & the Standards Adoption Lifecycle Source: Bill Olivier, Life Project, WSLT TC 353 CWA TR EN or TS
  22. 22. Consortia contributions to European standardisation <ul><li>Consortia develops specifications for fast-tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Or, consortia participate in standards fora, e.g. CEN/ISSS WS-LT </li></ul>
  23. 24. Model the Domain
  24. 25. How do LT standards relate to educational practice? SJC, HOTBED Presentation, RSAMD, 16 July 2002. administration learning resources competencies registry/authority course delivery system student pedagogy tests & assessment activities dialogue teacher library library Original diagram by C. Duncan
  25. 26. Cross-Domain Service Factoring Service Factoring Jane Hunter and Matthew Dovey/The University of Queensland, Australia toc_2
  26. 27. Joint Information Systems Committee 06/24/2008 | XCRI Briefing | Slide Course Advertising Acquired/Required Competence Entry Requirements Entry Profiles Pathways Advice Portfolio Course Approval Evidence of Achievement Transcripts Personal Development Planning Learner Trails E-Admission Personal Statements Curriculum Management Course Modification E-Application Student Records Assessment Results References Applicant Feedback Learner Goals Admission Stats Course Search Course Details
  27. 28. R3SG focus areas <ul><li>European Learner Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Security / authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Description of course units / unit catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum rules </li></ul><ul><li>Academic history of individual </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation documents Course equivalency/matching </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment criteria </li></ul>
  28. 29. Indeed…Seriously
  29. 31. Talk about your crisis!