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The Educational Content Special Interest Group

The aim of this active focus group is to track, evaluate and support the UK FE/HE sector's uptake and implementation of educational content interoperability standards. The SIG focuses primarily on:

  • IMS Content Packaging
  • Simple Sequencing

  • Learning Design specifications

  • plus new IMS content-related developments.



In addition the SIG monitors related specifications and standards produced by the following agencies: ADL (particularly the SCORM), IEEE, CEN/ISSS, BSI, ISO, AICC, ARIADNE and Prometeus.

The Educational Content SIG meets approximately every three or four months. Specific aspects of the relevant specifications are reviewed and tasks are actioned to implement and test particular features of the specifications. Where possible the activities of the SIG mirror the development schedule of the specifications.

The EC SIG is committed to a policy of open communication and wide scale dissemination. All the outputs of the SIG's activities, including evaluation reports and implementation guidelines, are made freely and widely available to all interested parties.

For further information on the EC SIG please contact Sheila MacNeill at s.macneill@strath.ac.uk

Website http://www.cetis.ac.uk/educational-content/
Forum http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/CETIS-ECSIG.html
Documents

 Coordinator
 Contact Sheila MacNeill
 Institution University of Strathclyde
 Department Centre for Academic Practice
 Phone 0141 548 3127
 Fax 0141 553 2053

 Partners
 Newark and Sherwood College (contact Clive Church)
 Newark and Sherwood College (contact Steve Jeyes)
 University of Strathclyde (contact Sheila MacNeill)

 Meetings and Events

 Links
 IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
 BSI IST/43
 AICC Guidelines and Recommendations
 Scottish electronic Staff Development Library (SeSDL)
 DLib Magazine including "In brief" article on EC SIG
 CETIS EC-SIG Content Exchange Evaluation Report (html)
 CETIS EC-SIG Content Exchange Evaluation Report (word)
 CETIS EC-SIG Content Exchange Evaluation Sample IMS Packages (zip)
 ISO SC36 Working Group 4: Management & Delivery for Learning, Education & Training
 IMS Simple Sequencing
 LMML: The Learning Material Markup Language Framework. IFIS, University of Passau
 PROMETEUS SIG-Design
 JISC DNER & Learning Objects (DNER&LO) study
 CEN/ISSS WS-LT Survey of Educational Modelling Languages
 AudioGraph multimedia authoring software. Presentation to 5th EC SIG meeting by Chris Jesshope (need to download free AudioGraph plug-in to view).
 CETIS Briefing on IMS Content Packaging
 SiX Plugfest Report (Nov. 2002)
 Norwegian eStandard Project
 COLIS Demonstrator documentation and presentations page
 OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets Technical Committee page
 CETIS Briefing on IMS Simple Sequencing
 RELOAD Project
 Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
 Stephen Downes' article on reusable learning designs, with discussion
 8th EC SIG Meeting: Web Walkthrough of Live Interoperability Demo by Colin Milligan (RELOAD); Martin Morrey (Intrallect); Gerry graham (LTScotland) - created by Colin Milligan
 Tom Boyle's page on his learning objects and pedagogy work: "Learning Objects for Introductory Programming"
 Intrallect seminar: "The New Economy - Learning Objects"
 IEEE LTSC Computer Managed Instruction Working Group
 CETIS Briefing on IMS Learning Design
 CETIS Briefing on ADL SCORM
 PowerPoint presentation on LAMS including walkthrough
 Putting the pieces together: What working with learning objects means for the educator (paper by Martin Weller, Chris Pegler & Robin Mason for eLearninternational, Edinburgh, Feb 2003)
 Working with learning objects: some pedagogical suggestions (paper by Martin Weller, Chris Pegler & Robin Mason for ALT-C2003)
 NLN Materials Team standards document: Paving the Way to Excellence in eLearning
 IMS Content Packaging
 JISC/Edinburgh IMS Content Packaging and Management Project
 Writing and Using Reusable Educational Materials: A Beginnerís Guide (html)
 Shared Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
 All IMS Specifications for downloading, including Content Packages of specs
 IMS Learning Design
 Evaluating Learning Resources For Reusability: The 'DNER & Learning Objects' Study (ASCILITE2002 full paper) Sarah Currier & Lorna M. Campbell
 CEN/ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop
 OUNL Learning Networks site (home of EML)
 ARIADNE Knowledge Pool System
 ISO SC36: Standards for IT for Learning, Education & Training
 PROMETEUS SIG-Pedagogies

 Members
 Allison Littlejohn (Centre for Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde)
 Andrew Middleton (Centre for Multimedia in Education, Sheffield Hallam University)
 Andy Beharrell (Biz/ed, Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol)
 Andy Heath (CETIS, Sheffield Hallam University)
 Angela Taylor (SDF Higher Level Skills for Industry Project, University of Huddersfield)
 Ann Jeffery (Teaching and Learning Innovation Unit, University of Huddersfield)
 Bala Chandramohan (Technology Faculty, Open University)
 Ben Ryan (HLSI Project, University of Huddersfield)
 Bill McNeill (College of Estate Management)
 Bob Guinn (E-Learning Developer, Reading College)
 Bob Kemp (Lancaster University)
 Boon Kee Low (Centre for Educational Systems, University of Strathclyde)
 Catherine Kearney (Library and Learning Services, Glasgow College of Building and Printing)
 Charles Duncan (Intrallect Ltd.)
 Chris Norrie (Lauder College)
 Christian Suess (LMML, IFIS, University of Passau, Germany)
 Clive Church (Edexcel, Newark & Sherwood College)
 Clive Stanger (JISC Technologies Centre, )
 Colin Milligan (JeLSIM)
 Craig Green (Network Services, Glasgow Colleges Group)
 Dan Howell (IT, Computing and Maths, Kilmarnock College)
 Deirdre Carlisle (Dumfries and Galloway College)
 Denise Breckenridge (Lauder College)
 Derek Copland (University of Strathclyde )
 Ed Clarke (Learning Development Centre, Staffordshire University)
 Emma Templeton (Robert Gordon University)
 Erica McAteer (Teaching and Learning Service, University of Glasgow)
 Frank Benneker (ICT in Education Group, Universiteit V. Amsterdam, )
 Gayle Calverley (Distributed Learning, University of Manchester)
 Gerry Graham (Learning and Teaching Scotland, )
 Grainne Conole (Research and Graduate School of Education, University of Southampton)
 Hugh Dailly (ICT Curriculum Advisor, RSC North and East, Edinburgh's Telford College)
 Jackie Carter (Computing, University of Manchester)
 Jim Corrigan (James Watt College)
 Joan Walker (Curriculum Development Officer, JISC Regional Support Centres Scotland)
 Joe Wilson (Scottish Further Education Unit)
 John Casey (Film and Media Studies, University of Stirling)
 Kate Lloyd Jones (Learning Resources Centre, University of Glamorgan)
 Keith Adams (School of Applied Medical Services, University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
 Ken Mills (School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University)
 Lisa Corley (CETIS Pedagogy Forum Coordinator, Bolton Institute of Higher Education)
 Liz Gunn (Flexible Learning, Edinburgh's Telford College)
 Lorna M. Campbell (Centre for Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde)
 Mark Berthelemy (Capita Education Services)
 Mark Power (CETIS X4L Support, Bolton Institute of Higher Education )
 Mark Stiles (Learning Development Centre, Staffordshire University)
 Mary Macdonald (COLEG)
 Mhairi McAlpine (Robert Clark Centre, University of Glasgow)
 Niall Sclater (Centre for Educational Systems, University of Strathclyde)
 Nick Short (Electronic Media Unit, Royal Veterinary College)
 Paul Child (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia)
 Peter Hartley (School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University)
 Pierre Gorissen (Educational Development, Fontys Hogeschole)
 Rachel Ellaway (Learning Technology Section, Medical and Vet Faculty Group, University of Edinburgh)
 Richard Bacon (Department of Physics, University of Surrey)
 Ronnie Gibson (University of Strathclyde)
 Rowin Cross (CETIS Assessment SIG Coordinator, Centre for Educational Systems, University of Strathclyde)
 Ruth Wilson (DIOGENE, University of Strathclyde)
 Sarah Currier (Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde)
 Sheila MacNeill (Centre for Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde)
 Stan Frost
 Steve Draper (Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow)
 Steve Jeyes (Edexcel, Newark & Sherwood College)
 Steve Walmsley (Learning Innovations Centre, University of Huddersfield)
 Sue Tickner (GUIDE, University of Glasgow)
 Susan M Eales (Collections Manager - FE, JISC DNER)
 Suzanne Hardy (LTSN-01, University of Newcastle)
 Tish Dockerty (North West Node, North West Regional Assembly)
 Tom Boyle (Learning Technology Research Institute, University of North London)
 Tony McDonald (FMSC, University of Newcastle Medical School)
 Tore Hoel (Norwegian eStandard Project, Oslo University College)
 Wilma Alexander (SELLIC, University of Edinburgh)

 Files
 The FE Perspective. Presentation to first EC SIG meeting by Clive Church
 Introduction to Learning Content Standards/Specifications. Presentation to first ECSIG meeting by Charles Duncan
 Notes from the CEN/ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop, October 2001. By Lorna M. Campbell
 Minutes of the first EC SIG meeting, Strathclyde, 21.09.01
 Terms and Definitions
 Minutes of the second EC SIG meeting, Luton, 07.12.01
 Content Exchange Evaluation Report by Eddie Boyle
 The Dutch Consortium Digital University: Interoperability and Reusability in Practice (presentation at third meeting of EC SIG by Frank Benneker & Pierre Gorissen)
 LTScotland's Content Development Advisory Service and the Learning Objects Project (presentation at third meeting of EC SIG)
 Development of an EML Authoring and Content Management Environment Conference - EC SIG submission
 Minutes of the third EC SIG meeting, Manchester, 04.03.02
 Writing and Using Reusable Educational Materials: A Beginners Guide
 Developing an EML Authoring and Content Management Environment Conference Report
 Learning Technology Interoperability Standards - Presentation to SURF by Lorna M. Campbell & Boon Low
 Creating Reusable Materials Project Guide. By Gayle Calverley, University of Manchester
 High Level Skills for Industry Project (presentation to fourth meeting of EC SIG by Steve Walmsley & Dr. Ben Ryan)
 Valkenburg Conference Report - EML (presentation to fourth meeting of EC SIG by Steve Jeyes)
 An Implementation of EML (presentation to fourth meeting of EC SIG by Peter Douglas, Charles Duncan and Martin Morrey, Intrallect)
 Minutes of the fourth EC SIG meeting, Edinburgh, 21.06.02
 Common Framework Developments (presentation to fourth EC SIG meeting by Gerry Graham, LTScotland)
 High Level Skills for Industry Project Flash Demonstration (zip file)
 Notes on CEN/ISSS Learning Technologies Workshop Working Meeting, Paris, October 2002. By Lorna M. Campbell
 Notes on IMS Open Technical Forum, Sheffield, September 2002. By Sarah Currier
 FE Focus Group July 2002 Update
 FE Focus Group March 2002 Update
 FE Focus Group October 2002 Update
 Merlot Conference / Conformance Issues. Report to 5th EC SIG Meeting by Steve Jeyes, October 2002.
 Recent Activities at Staffordshire University: COSE, CO3 and X4L Projects. Report to 5th EC SIG Meeting by Eddie Clarke and Mark Stiles.
 IMS Open Technical Forum, Sheffield 2002. Short presentation to 5th EC SIG Meeting by Sarah Currier.
 Valkenburg Group and CEN/ISSS Meetings, September 2002. Presentation to 5th EC SIG Meeting by Lorna M. Campbell.
 Update on IMS Learning Design, Simple Sequencing & Content Packaging. Presentation to 5th EC SIG meeting by Peter Sloep, OUNL.
 Update on HLSI Digital Repository developments. Presentation to 5th EC SIG meeting by Steve Walmsley & Ben Ryan.
 IMS Member Exchange & Special Briefings, Sheffield, September 2002. Presentation to 5th EC SIG meeting by Ben Ryan.
 Minutes of the 5th EC SIG Meeting, 21.10.02, Stafford
 Evaluating Learning Resources For Reusability: The 'DNER & Learning Objects' Study (ASCILITE2002 slides) Sarah Currier & Lorna M. Campbell
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Report on SIG latest, including New Zealand conferences (Powerpoint presentation by Sarah Currier)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Report on ADL SCORM (Powerpoint presentation by Scott Wilson)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Report on CETIS Code Bash (Powerpoint presentation by Lorna Campbell)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Report on IMS, Valkenburg & CEN/ISSS latest (Powerpoint presentation by Lorna Campbell)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: FE Focus Group Report (By Clive Church, Steve Jeyes & Shelagh Brumpton)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: CETIS Assessment SIG Report (by Rowin Cross)
 Norwegian eStandard Project- Norway's CETIS (Powerpoint presentation by Tore Hoel, Project Manager)
 Norwegian eStandard Project: Norway's "CETIS" (Report on meeting between CETIS, LTScotland, Intrallect & Tore Hoel by Sarah Currier)
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Presentation on WebMCQ's LAMS, inspired by IMS Learning Design and OUNL EML. Powerpoint slides by James Dalziel
 6th EC SIG Meeting: Evaluation Report by Sarah Currier
 6th EC SIG Meeting Evaluation Report: Executive Summary by Sarah Currier
 Minutes of the 6th EC SIG Meeting, 25.02.03, London
 Report to EC SIG on New Zealand conferences: ICCE2002 and ASCILITE2002 by Sarah Currier
 IMS Call for Use Cases, Apr. 2003: EC & Assessment SIGs version
 CETIS use cases for IMS Interactive Content SIG, Italy Meeting, May 2003
 UfI-FDLearning use cases for IMS Interactive Content SIG, May 2003
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Update on EC SIG Activities (Powerpoint presentation by Sarah Currier)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Creating Dynamic, Reusable Learning Objects (PowerPoint presentation by Tom Boyle, London Metropolitan University)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: University of Huddersfield CPCET MLE Project- Implementing BlackBoard, IntraLibrary and LAMS (PowerPoint presentation by Ann Jeffery)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Learning & Creativity Profile Generator project at the University of Huddersfield (PowerPoint presentation by Glenn Hardaker)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Valkenburg Group / IMS Learning Design update (PowerPoint presentation by Bill Olivier, Director of CETIS)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: RELOAD Project update (PowerPoint presentation by Bill Olivier, Director of CETIS / RELOAD)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Presentation on DiVLE project INFORMS (PowerPoint slides by Jenny Brook & Dave Pattern, University of Huddersfield)
 Learning Objects Symposium 2003, Hawaii (Report to EC SIG by Prof. Tom Boyle, London Metropolitan University)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: IMS update (PowerPoint presentation by Sarah Currier)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Ben Ryan's Flash file 1: Conduct1
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Ben Ryan's Flash file 2: emf2
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Ben Ryan's Flash file 3: laws
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Creating, Using and Reusing Learning Objects: Update presentation with LO examples from the HLSI Project, University of Huddersfield (PowerPoint presentation by Ben Ryan)
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Ben Ryan's Flash file 4: non-ferrous alloys
 7th EC SIG Meeting: Minutes
 Maths-UoE001 use case from Manolis Mavrikis, University of Edinburgh
 8th EC SIG Meeting: Update on EC SIG activities (PowerPoint slides by Sarah Currier, EC SIG Coordinator)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: CETIS Code Bash 2 Report (PowerPoint slides by Wilbert Kraan, CETIS Web Journalist)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: CETIS Code Bash 2 Report (PDF version of PowerPoint slides by Wilbert Kraan, CETIS Web Journalist)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: IMS InterActive Content and Content Packaging Update (PowerPoint slides by Sarah Currier, EC SIG Coordinator)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: IEEE LTSC content-related activities update (PowerPoint slides by Wilbert Kraan, CETIS Web Journalist)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: IEEE LTSC content-related activities update (PDF version of PowerPoint slides by Wilbert Kraan, CETIS Web Journalist)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: IMS Simulations Group- Shared State Persistence - update (PowerPoint slides by Steve Jeyes, CETIS FE Focus Group Coordinator)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: IMS Simple Sequencing- Introduction and Implementation (PowerPoint slides by Warwick Bailey, University of Cambridge)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: RELOAD update (PowerPoint presentation by Colin Milligan, RELOAD/University of Strathclyde)
 8th EC SIG Meeting: Report on "other" IMS developments (PowerPoint slides by Scott Wilson, Assistant Director, CETIS)
 DNER&LO Study Public Documents (zip file)
 8th EC SIG Meeting Minutes
 9th EC SIG Meeting: Update on EC SIG activities (PowerPoint presentation by Sarah Currier)
 9th EC SIG Meeting: Update on IMS, IEEE and other content-related standards activities (PowerPoint presentation by Sarah Currier)
 9th EC SIG Meeting: Report on CETIS Pedagogy Forum Activities (PowerPoint presentation by Lisa Corley, CETIS Pedagogy Forum Coordinator)
 9th EC SIG Meeting: Teaching with Learning Objects- Then Reusing Them: Experiences of the Open University & UKeU delivering a Masters course with LOs (PowerPoint presentation by Chris Pegler, OU)
 9th EC SIG Meeting: The TALL Workflow: From Specification to Website- Oxford University's lifelong learning experience with implementing content packaging and metadata (PowerPoint presentation by David Balch, TALL, University of Oxford)
 9th EC SIG Meeting: RELOAD Update (PowerPoint presentation by Colin Milligan, University of Strathclyde; Phil Beauvoir, Bolton Institute)
 Minutes of 9th EC SIG meeting, Manchester, December 2003

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