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The Learning and Teaching Portal Project

The Learning and Teaching Portal Project

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  1. The Learning and Teaching Portal Project Tom Franklin Franklin Consulting Tom@franklin-consulting.co.uk

  2. Introduction • Background • Current and future services • Progress • Embedding • Working together

  3. Background • Funded by JISC and LTSN • Other partners • ILTHE • Becta • HESDA • ALT

  4. Aims • To be a means of resource discovery for learning resources and materials held in a wide variety of repositories • Support the development of communities of practice for learning and teaching • To provide a set of services to the community to enhance teaching and learning

  5. Target audience • Educational technologists • Staff developers • Curriculum developers • L & T researchers

  6. Services (Current) • Funding Opportunities Database • Agency Mapping • Search • Browse • Discussion Fora

  7. Services (Future) • Toolkits • Race equality audit • Evaluation toolkit • employability • Project finder • Learning and teaching research resource locator • Futures show case

  8. Portal Diagram Funding councils, agencies, organisations,associations, etc. DATA SOURCES Web-sites, LTSN, FERL etc. RDN Hubs, JISC data sets etc. FDTL, TLTP, Innovations etc. Jorum, NLN etc. Learning materials (used during teaching) Learning and Teaching documents (to support L&T practice) DATA TYPES PORTAL SERVICES (PHASE ONE) Agency mapping Funding opportunities Browse and search Community fora “Middleware” (services can be embedded into end sites as single functions) ACCESS ROUTES Collaboratingagencies websites Partner agencies websites LTSN SC web-sites Individual F/HEIs portals Learning and teaching portal website

  9. Funding Opportunities Database • Will facilitate access to opportunities for funding related to learning and teaching. • Automated gathering data as soon as possible • Customisable views • Push (personal emails) • Jan 2004

  10. Agency mapping • Comprehensive list of UK L & T agencies and what they do • Accessible through multiple parameters • Jan 2004

  11. Search • Simple full text search • Wide variety of learning and teaching sites • Jan 2004

  12. Browse • Use in conjunction with search • Based on metadata • UKCMF • Vocabularies defined for pedagogy and “themes” • June 2004 • Needs metadata

  13. Discussion Fora • Ability to have managed discussions • Synchronous and asynchronous • More facilities than current discussion (move away from threaded discussions) • Jan 2004

  14. Embedding • Link to portal pages • Jan 2004 • Customise through probably using include and CSS? • Jan 2004 • Full custom (possibly using XML and SOAP?) • June 2004

  15. Working together • Content • Search • Browse • Funding opportunities • Including services in portals / web sites