This project will test the principles of XCRI-CAP in three distinct ways: at the input stage; at the output stage and at the outcome stage. At the input stage, the project will test the theory that an XCRI-CAP standardisation model may be able to be implemented at a key intervention point in the decision making process for course advertising information. If this can be proved satisfactorily then it will be of immense importance to HE establishments who may be reluctant to change existing working structures but happy to integrate XCRI-CAP into a current functional environment. The key point to show here is that XCRi-CAP does not have to revolutionise the way decision making is done in an institution.

Course Data Stage 2 Bournemouth & Poole College: XCRI Parallel Integration Model (XPIM)

This project will test the principles of XCRI-CAP in three distinct ways:  at the input stage; at the output stage and at the outcome stage.  At the input stage, the project will test the theory that an XCRI-CAP standardisation model may be able to be implemented at a key intervention point in the decision making process for course advertising information.  If this can be proved satisfactorily then it will be of immense importance to HE establishments who may be reluctant to change existing working structures but happy to integrate XCRI-CAP into a current functional environment.  The key point to show here is that XCRi-CAP does not have to revolutionise the way decision making is done in an institution.

At the same time the project will look at methods of outputting XCRI CAP feeds for aggregation purposes and will test out the presentation results of XCRI CAP feeds in terms of ease of discovery paying particular attention to the needs of industry and the ways on-line publishers categorise industry sectors.  Trainagain will be used as a pilot on-line course publisher for this purpose and there will be continuous opportunities to try out export feeds in different presentations in order to maximise effective discovery and retrieval by key users. The main point here is that the output of data needs to be well presented and easily discoverable otherwise it would be a waste of time creating the feed in the first place.

 The third element of the project will look at specific outcomes in terms of employer feedback on the actual presentation of data.  Without employer engagement the project runs the risk of designing solutions which do not meet key user requirements – so industry feedback will be a key part of the process and a means of providing a feedback loop into the first ‘input’ stage of the project, repeating the cycle until the model is fit for purpose. The key point here is that modelling cannot take place in isolation of the external user community.

Objectives

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Develop an effective method of implementing the XCRI-CAP standard for short CPD type courses by May 2012 and finalised by September 2012.
  • Reach a consensus with on-line publishers with regard to harmonisation and non-proliferation of sector category descriptors by January 2013
  • Raise industry awareness of these courses ( by November 2012) and compile feedback about their presentation and ease of discovery among employers and employees – by January 2013.

Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes

  • Project progression Report
  • Course data flow models
  • Marketing report
  • Platform feeds analysis
  • Pilot implementation and evaluation report
  • First Draft Technical Manual + User Specification
  • Categories harmonisation Report
  • Workforce development report
  • XCRI Implementation Model
  • XCRI Demonstrator
  • Second Draft Technical Manual + User Specification
  • SAF Review & Recommendations
  • Roll Out Report
  • Case Study
  • Technical Manual + User Specification – Version 3
  • Final Evaluation
  • Dissemination & Toolkit

Documents

Final Report

Project Staff

Project Manager
  • Anthony Carr – Bournemouth & Poole College; Director of Planning & Information; 01202 205418 carra@bpc.ac.uk
Project Team
  • Quinton O’Kane, Strategy, direction. Overseeing project implementation and ensuring appropriate delegation okaneq@bpc.ac.uk 
  • Diane Grannell, Strategic Marketing grannelld@bpc.ac.uk 
  • Sam Kerntiff, Process modelling; providing data feeds; analysis of processes.  Recommendations; developing user guidance and technical specifications kerntiffs@bpc.ac.uk 
  • David Batts Process modelling; providing data feeds; analysis of processes.  Recommendations; developing user guidance and technical specifications battsd@bpc.ac.uk
  • Andrew Wheeler  Aggregation pilots; project co-ordination; employer engagement; report writing andrew@trainagain.co.uk
  • Alan Paull, process modelling; XCRI output advice alan@alanpaull.co.uk
     

Documents & Multimedia

Summary
Start date
12 January 2012
End date
31 March 2013
Funding programme
e-Learning programme
Strand
Course Data: making the most of course information
Lead institutions

Bournemouth & Poole College

 

Partner institutions
Trainagain
APS Ltd
Topic