Leap2A

I'm in the process of slowly handing over Jisc stuff prior to starting at Brighton. One of the things I can probably keep hold of is my link to the Leap2A work.

Leap2A is a specification for describing the structure of information that might be held in an ePortfolio, like this one... Mahara.

The idea was to provide a way to let folk take their information with them. There are a couple of reasons for doing this, including an overarching ethos that the information belongs to the learner, not the institution.

In theory you should be able to export all of the information in your studentfolio, and then import it into another instance of Mahara, or any other ePortfolio that supports Leap2A spec, such as Pebblepad.

In practise, I'm not sure how easy this is for any but the most dedicated. The downside of making the information the responsibility of the individual is that the efficiencies of bulk upload/transfer aren't likely to be present, so any import/export just becomes a bit of a bother for the IT services.

Still, worth a bash. I'll see what facilities StudentFolio offers in terms of import and export and report back :)

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Learning Technology Advisor/Developer, currently based at Falmer, moving to Grand Parade for 2015.

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Jisc are a registered charity that champions the use of digital technologies in UK education and research. My role as a programme manager was to design, support and implement programmes of activity that promoted and furthered these aims. This included a 2 year programme that supported 63 Higher education institutions review and redesign their Course data systems, and produce an xml feed of their courses. I lead the committee in the standardisation of the specification, and coordinated the technical side of the programme. I managed the Distributed Learning Environments programme, which investigated ways of extending learning platforms such as Moodle and Blackboard to use the best tools for specific functional requirements. I coordinated a programme of work on Big Data and Learning Analytics, and managed a review of Scottish FE MIS systems to inform Government policy. I managed a wide range of projects under the Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant programme, and coordinated the work of Jisc with CETIS.

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Projects included: Content Packaging Interoperability Specification. I supported the delivery of the final stages of the Content Packaging Interoperability Specification for Learning Resources project including a plan for the ongoing maintenance and support of the specification. Accessibility standards. I planned and managed the work to pilot and trial learning resource accessibility service solutions and link to the BETT Awards to ensure suppliers are meeting their obligations under the Equality Act. Learning Content and Tools Standards Catalogue and guide. I ensured the Becta Learning Content Standards Catalogue was maintained and supported the Procurement Framework as it moved Department for Education. Produce guide to learning content and tools standards. Interactive Whiteboard Common File Format (IWB CFF) I promoted the adoption of the IWB CFF maintenance. Supported cross project objectives, attended appropriate internal and external meetings, and provided necessary reports and communications updates including responses to queries and Parliamentary Questions.

Address: University of Warwick Science Park, Millburn Hill, Coventry

Support the delivery of Harnessing Technology. Published Functional Specifications for Institutional Infrastructure (colleges). Collated information advice and guidance for colleges preparing for LSC Capital Projects (New Build). Reviewed BSF bids to ensure parity across FE and schools sectors. Supported the roll out of the Informal Adult Learning work with “School of Everything” Supported the Apprenticeship Reform Programme by generating information advice and guidance on eportfolio use (functional requirements). Member of the JISC Infonet eportfolio Infokit steering group. Member of the steering group for the JISC publication Effective Practice with eportfolios. Critical reader for Emerging Technology publications. Drafted eportfolio functional requirements within a learning platform. Created information advice and guidance on the Learning Platform Framework. Acted as a judge for REUSE project Acted as judge for the Becta Next Generation Learning FE Awards. Managed the NLN Materials RELOAD/reindexing and DVD distribution. Created case studies and articles for the FERL website. Attended and advised on the NLN materials update and review panel. Presented at various conferences including the Post 16 elearning, Conference, and the JISC Online Conference. Manage a team of 28 national NLN ILT subject learning mentors, to deliver training sessions on the effective use of the NLN materials. Coordinated the extension of access of the NLN materials in Wales, manage a series of visits to all Welsh colleges/providers. Delivered an NLN Materials event for Welsh Principals at Cardiff International Arena.

Address: University of Warwick Science Park, Millburn Hill, Coventry

Coordinate and run curriculum activities. Manage and deliver the college additional support budget. Coordinate and deliver Pre Entry, Entry, Keyskills, Basic Skills and Level 1 Provision. Manage staff and timetabling. Introduce and support roll out of new timetabling software. Undertake lesson observations on staff, and coordinate and arrange appropriate staff development. Administrate the college VLE and intranet and supervise network services. Internally Verify Entry Level, Level 1, Keyskills, Basic Skills courses. Work with Plumpton College management team to develop college policy and practice.

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Coordinate and deliver information advice, guidance and training to the FE system promoting the uptake of the NLN materials. Deliver a series of training events on effective content packaging, and Learning Object repurposing across all 9 RSC regions - 'Recrafting the Content'. Create support materials for events. Support the development and dissemination of the LSC funded content creation and packaging tool Accelerator. Present at various conferences including the Post 16 elearning Conference.

Address: University of Warwick Science Park, Millburn Hill, Coventry

Lecture and Instruct students in a range of topics including: Computer Application and Control Computer Aided Design ICTEngineering Pesticide Application Agriculture Coordinate and manage tutor groups for Foundation Learning tier students. Administer the VLE, Intranet and Network. Act as ILT Champion Coordinate and manage internal verification processes. Coordinate and manage examination processes, including online assessment system GOLA.

Address: Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex

I've worked as a freelance illustrator since 1989 for a range of companies including Harper Collins and Mentorn. I have worked on Children's books, advertising, comics and design for television.

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