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Christina Smart, 25 Oct, 2005

There are as yet relatively few examples of web services being used on a large scale in an educational institution. Like other universities the newly formed London Metropolitan University faces the challenge of managing information located across different systems and departments. In response London Met have embarked on a cross-institutional project to integrate information from many of the university MIS systems, such as student records and finance systems using a service oriented approach. We talked to Paul Walk the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Service Oriented Architecture project manager.

Vashti Zarach, 21 Sep, 2005

In the UK the enterprise community has been one of the first to embrace the concept of web services and service oriented approaches. Enterprise is the area of e-learning focusing on interoperability between VLEs and Student Record Systems. Vashti Zarach, co-ordinator of the CETIS Enterprise Special Interest Group (SIG), gives an overview of current Enterprise projects in UK Education that are exploring the service oriented approach.

Sarah Davies and Christina Smart, 02 Aug, 2005

Exploring why the e-Learning Programme is funding 21 large scale regional projects as part of the Distributed e-Learning strand.

Sarah Holyfield, 29 Jul, 2005

One of the key steps in moving towards the implementation of a service oriented approach is the development of reference models. This article is an attempt to understand what reference models are, the role they might play, and to contribute to the discussion that is taking place about what these might constitute - at a general and non-technical level.

Christina Smart, 17 May, 2005

Open source learning environments are becoming widely adopted by educational institutions, this article explores some of the reasons for this trend.

Christina Smart & Sarah Holyfield, 04 May, 2005

We talked to Sarah Knight (SK) the programme manager for the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand of the e-Learning Programme about the strand aims and what has been achieved so far.

Sarah Holyfield, 18 Mar, 2005

The second part of this guide looks at the relevance of technical frameworks for education, in particular the e-Learning Framework (ELF)

Christina Smart, 09 Mar, 2005

Including a strand of work looking at the practice of teaching and learning along side developments in technical infrastructure is a new venture for the JISC. This article looks at why the e-learning programme is taking this new approach.

Sarah Holyfield, 14 Feb, 2005

An exploration of the technologies underpinning the e-learning framework (ELF) for the non-technical among us - this first part looks at the IT world and new technologies

Scott Wilson, 31 Jan, 2005

Scott Wilson explores technology and pedagogy and suggests that a service oriented approach to system design could lead to greater pedagogic diversity

Christina Smart, 31 Jan, 2005

A report from the LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) evaluation workshop held in Birmingham 11 January 2005.

Christina Smart, 01 Dec, 2004

We asked some of the international e-Learning framework partners, Dan Rehak, Kerry Blinco and Neil McLean, where they hoped that the ELF would be in five year’s time.

Christina Smart, Sarah Holyfield, 20 Nov, 2004

A report on the JISC/CETIS Conference on e-Learning Tools, Standards and Systems held in Oxford on the 4th/5th November.This report contains links to the conference presentations as well as presentations from projects and domain maps presented during the second day of the conference. A detailed snapshot of the current state of the e-learning framework and the associated e-learning domains.


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