Our aim is to use enterprise architecture (EA) techniques to inform a holistic course data ecosystem for Royal Holloway that will provide a strategic foundation for future organisational transformation and compliance around course advertising, course data management and syllabus management. We will then demonstrate how this foundation could be used for automating data feeds by providing two proof of concept course data services: an XCRI-CAP feed for consumption by external aggregators, and a course taxonomy for our new paperless admissions service.

Course Data Stage 2 Royal Holloway University of London

Our aim is to use enterprise architecture (EA) techniques to inform a holistic course data ecosystem for Royal Holloway that will provide a strategic foundation for future organisational transformation and compliance around course advertising, course data management and syllabus management.  We will then demonstrate how this foundation could be used for automating data feeds by providing two proof of concept course data services: an XCRI-CAP feed for consumption by external aggregators, and a course taxonomy for our new paperless admissions service.  

Objectives

Our objectives are to improve course data information standards and data flows within Royal Holloway, open that data to others to improve course advertising, co-ordinate with other data initiatives such as KIS and HEAR and further the development of our enterprise architecture and business analysis competencies.  

Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes

We anticipate improving our understanding of course semantics, data and information including glossaries, vocabularies, contexts and publishing channels, to map the relationships between these, provide a service for generating and publishing XCRI-CAP data and have investigated using this data as the basis for improving course data flows to internal services.

Documents

Final report

Project Staff

Project Manager
  • Alison Pope, Royal Holloway University of London, Information Technology, 01784 414925 alison.pope@rhul.ac.uk
Project Team
  • Judith Gray, Royal Holloway University of London, Information Technology, 01784 443161 judith.gray@rhul.ac.uk

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Summary
Start date
12 January 2012
End date
29 March 2013
Funding programme
e-Learning programme
Strand
Course Data: making the most of course information
Project website
Lead institutions
Royal Holloway University of London
Topic