Hello, Goodbye

29 03 2013

It only feels like yesterday I was saying ‘hello’ and now I am saying ‘goodbye’. Today marks the end of an era as the JISC Course Data stage 2 project officially finishes – so consequently this will be my last official blog post 😦

It has been a very enjoyable 15 months and we have achieved so much during this time. The success of the project has been a testament to the dedication of the CDATA team and equally importantly, the great working relationships established between the members.

We have all been on this journey together – submitting reports, engaging stakeholders, developing a specification for our Programme Management facility and working on our XCRI-CAP feed – and we are delighted to say that during the last week of the project we all went out with a bang! On Monday and Tuesday the team delivered a presentation and a workshop at the AUA Conference (Association of University Administrators) in Edinburgh. Both sessions were very well received, and it was good to get recognition for all of our work. It was also great to see Ruth, Janette and Gemma from JISC there, thanks for all your support and encouragement, not just at the conference, but throughout the entire project.

P.s. Although this is the last blog entry, the work is still very much alive at Brunel. The project gave us the opportunity to work on other areas beyond the scope of the project (such as developing the Programme Management Facility and writing a research paper about our composite methodology) which would inevitably be completed beyond the lifetime of the project. Therefore, I will keep you all updated over the coming weeks with the progress of our work.

The blog started with a song title way back in January 2012 , so it is only appropriate to finish with one!




XCRI-CAP video

19 02 2012

Just to let all our readers know, a new video is now available!  Well worth viewing 🙂

XCRI-CAP Introduction from XCRI CAP on Vimeo.

XCRI Xplained

26 01 2012

Since we started this project we frequently get asked the question, “What is XCRI”?  It is a very good question!  This acronym, which stands for “eXchanging Course Related Information”, is a sine qua non of this project and therefore thought it deserved a blog posting all to itself!

Instead of re-inventing the wheel or paraphrasing, we thought we would use the power of the web to create a concise XCRI reference list which will give you an insight into what it is, and how it is understood and perceived by others.  If anyone has any other links which explains XCRI please get in touch or leave a comment!