Thanks Fiona. Officially our JISC project does not start until Thursday
but I will circulate a proposal of how we would like to involve WebPA
and its community to this list very soon.
The basic intention is to use WebPA as an example of a tool which is
external to the VLE and identify how users would like to see it being
better connected to a VLE to improve its use for both staff and
students. These integrations, along with similar ones for other tools,
would be built in a standard way as part of the IMS development of their
LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) specification and the resulting
code contributed to your community. Or at least, that is in essence
what we propose and hope that it will find support from the users of
WebPA. But more later!
Fiona Lamb wrote:
> Hi Stephen
> Congratulations on your JISC project. Apologies for missing you on the phone recently. I hope it is going well, I have just had a brief email conversation with your colleague from QMU so things are obviously happening! Please email me if you need some specific input.
> It is a shame that you can't make the next SIG but I will let people know about the project - let me have some brief info if it is easy?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebPA Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Stephen P Vickers
> Sent: 15 June 2010 17:27
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: WebPA and VLE integration]
> I have appended a message I sent to this list earlier this month which I
> think has gone astray.
> Since then, I have heard that JISC will be funding our bid under the
> Distributed VLE call. This project is named "ceLTIc" (Creating
> Environments for Learning with Tightly Integrated Components) and WebPA
> is proposed as one of its case studies for how the IMS LTI specification
> might be extended to make better connections between tools and VLEs.
> The partners on this bid are The University of Edinburgh, University of
> Stirling, Queen Margaret University, IMS, Blackboard, Learning Objects
> and Pebble Learning. Funding is due to commence next month and I will
> communicate again with this list once it gets underway, but we would
> welcome contributions from those using WebPA. The ultimate goal is that
> LTI should provide a standard mechanism for making all the required
> connections between tools and VLEs and so adding LTI support to a tool
> will enable it to be integrated with any VLE. This makes it easier for
> developers as well as for those thinking of changing their VLE!
> Unfortunately I shall be unable to attend the next SIG meeting on July 8.
Stephen P Vickers
Technology Enhanced Learning Manager
User Services Division, Information Services
The University of Edinburgh
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