Web Services for Reflective Learning
This project will build on the recent successes of CETIS LIPSIG, the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA) and the work that has been completed as part of the Developing Learner Profiles across FE and HE initiative funded under the Managed Learning Environments (MLEs) for Lifelong Learning JISC project. Members of the proposed project team have also been involved with the TransportALL project and have been instrumental in the mapping of the PDP domain to the IMS Learner Information Package (LIP) specification.
Aims and Objectives
This project will provide a springboard from which to launch a fully-fledged Web Service (WS) definition for the Personal Development Planning (PDP) domain. We intend to generate a prototype WS specification for PDP in the UK. Note that this not a full IMS LIP WS but is a service based on the UK PDP application profile  for PDP. The potential list of services is detailed in Appendix A but this list will be modified as a result of the initial investigation into what a PDP web service should do.
The initial groundwork to achieve the actual implementation of the WS, (outlined in Section 6,) includes the creation of models of planning and reflection and a formalisation of the PDP process; only then can a service be designed.
We are intending to provide a full definition of the service interface (WSDL specification), but it is beyond the scope of this short project to implement every method listed in the service interface. Without knowing what the interface will contain, it is difficult to explicitly state which interface methods will be defined in full, however, we will commit to implementing a small number of the most useful services in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the adopted approach.
- Enhanced PDP Model
- Enhance LUSID
- Write WS SDK
University of Oxford
University of Liverpool
Inst, Information Strategists
Dr Adam Marshall (Project Manager)
Oxford University Computing Services,
13, Banbury Rd.,
Oxford. OX2 6NN
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Dr Simon Grant
Centre for Lifelong Learning,