Presentation on theme: "Framework and tools strand Aims - Develop a generic technical framework for e-learning that supports a wide range of pedagogical models and institutional."— Presentation transcript:
Framework and tools strand Aims - Develop a generic technical framework for e-learning that supports a wide range of pedagogical models and institutional types. Develop open source toolkits and interfaces to facilitate implementation at an institutional level. Establish institutional pilots to evaluate the generic technical framework and the tools that facilitate implementation. Develop practical guidelines and toolkits to enable institutions to install and implement the technical framework as the basic structure of an e-learning system
Aim producing and testing a common technical framework to underpin e- learning system and developing integration toolkits to support the frameworks adoption.
Strand Structure 1) Develop and refine the Framework throughout strand lifecycle in collaboration with broader e- learning and educational technology development community. 2) Fund an interactive cycle of technical development projects to produce software libraries that enable developers (from commercial as well as open-source communities) to create applications that Provide Services and Consume Services defined within the framework. 3) Fund a cycle demonstrator projects are aimed at testing the service definitions and toolkits in actual use. 4) Commission a series of supporting studies to support frameworks development.
Framework Approach Breaks MLE function into smaller components call services Organise into layer model, dependant on service they offer (Service Orientated Architecture ) Use web services and open standards to integrate components
The ELF Today
Progress to date First 8 integration toolkits released First Demonstrator projects selected 2 nd round of Toolkits selected Framework website ELF developer forum launched Linked to DEL – call for ELF reference models Expanding ELF to cover research and introducing stewardship model Rename – Open Technology Framework
Programme Structure 1 Development Activity Short (6mth) iterative development cycles Technical Dev project strand (800K) 3 x 6mth pure technical development Provide libraries (not complete applications) to support deployment of services and service consumers Support development of both commercial and open-source applications Enable deployment of service-oriented architectures within education Aim to demonstrate practical web service architecture Demonstration project strand (600k) 3x6mth of test toolkits to link systems implement and pilot toolkits to join-up or enhance functionality of e-learning system to trial toolkits (that is install, test, demonstrate and evaluate), lead to improvements Supporting Studies (3x30k)
1 st set of Toolkits Assessment (IMS Question and Test)-APIS (Assessment Provision through Interoperable Segments) Enterprise and Timetabling - SWEET.net and CETIS IMS Enterprise Toolkit Simple Sequencing - ISIS (Integrating Simple Sequencing) Learning Design- SLeD (Service-based Learning Design) & Coppercore Resource Discovery -D+ (Brokerage for Deep and Distributed e-Learning Resources Discovery) and MDC (Middleware for Distributed Cognition) & JAFER Personal Development Planning (PDP) -WS4RL toolkit (PDP) Portal Services - PSE (Portal Services Embedder)
2 nd round of toolkits Assessment + Marking QTI –Strathclyde x 2 –Cambridge Resource Lists –Edinburgh Learning Design –Open University Registry + attendance –Brockenhurst
1 st Round of Demonstrator AssessmentAPISKingston EnterpriseSweet.netBrockenhurst EnterpriseCETIS EntUHI Learning DesignSLeDOpen University Simple SequencingISISHull University Learning DesignSLeDLiverpool Hope Resource Discovery D+Staffordshire Simple Sequencing and Assessment ISIS and APISHeriot Watt