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JISC E-Learning Framework

The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) e-Learning Programme is a 3 year programme running from Oct 2003 until Sept 2006. The programme has three strands: pedagogy; technical frameworks and tools; and innovation.

JISC e-Learning Programme.

The three strands are all interconnected, and therefore all are holistically of interest to the Enterprise SIG. However, the SIG is particularly interested in activities and projects running in the e-learning framework strand.

JISC e-Learning Programme: Technical Framework and Tools Strand.

The technical framework strand of the project is centred around a reference e-learning framework developed by JISC in collaboration with DEST and Industry Canada. This framework, the ELF (e-Learning Framework) uses an SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) approach to developing a generic e-learning framework. In other words, instead of simply linking up large "monolithic" systems such as VLEs, Library Management Systems, and Student Record Systems, to form an MLE (Managed Learning Environment), the ELF takes an approach whch breaks down all the different functions needed in a college technical framework into different "services".

The JISC ELF (E-Learning Framework).

Useful articles

A technical framework to support e-learning (Various Authors).
This article was a starting point for the ELF.

An e-Learning Framework: a summary (Scott Wilson, Kerry Blinco, Daniel Rehak).

Web services what web services? (Derek Morrison).

JISC Frameworks Programme Projects

Technical Development Projects: May to Oct 2004 (scroll to bottom of page for project links).
See particularly the Project: (Enterprise Web Services with Timetable Extensions for Microsoft.Net)

Distributed e-Learning Programme: April 2004 to March 2005 (scroll to bottom of page for project links).


Address: Vashti Zarach, CETIS Enterprise SIG Coordinator, Research Institute for Enhancing Learning, Padarn, School of Education, University of Wales Bangor, Normal Site, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PX. Tel: 01248 388384. Email: