|Metadata and Repositories|
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The following report is from the 12th October 2006 joint Assessment and Metadata & Digital Repository SIG Meeting, held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Report by Neil Fegen. Presentations are available in PowerPoint, MP3 and Breeze formats, which we hope you find useful.
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Phil Barker gave a brief introduction to the day and to the aims and activities of CETIS.
For more details, download Phil's presentation:
Steve Lay of the University of Cambridge presented an introduction to the IMS Question & Test Interoperability (QTI) specification, describing it as a ‘run-time model for question and test delivery’. Steve also discussed the importance of the IMS Content Packaging specification and the benefits of binding items, tests, media files, etc. together.
For more details, download Steve's presentation:
Andy Powell of Eduserv talked about the JISC Information Environment (IE) and item banks, looking at how to bring the two together by comparing between 'JISC IE' and 'Web 2.0' approaches.
For more details, download Andy’s presentation:
Charles Duncan of Intrallect discussed the similarities and differences between repositories and item banks, looking at: what each contains; why they should be used; and related systems.
For more details, download Charles’ presentation:
Mhairi McAlpine of the SQA talked about essential features for a sustainable itembanking system, highlighting the approaches to futureproof development and a common architecture blueprint between key stakeholders.
For more details, download Mhairi’s presentation:
Also, see Mhairi's talk from the York meeting in March 2006:
In a close to the day, the discussion session attempted to answer a number of questions related to item banks and repositories.
In considering whether item banks are repositories, it was felt that a repository is at the heart of an item bank system. In terms of the core repository needed to create an item bank, the following were proposed:
For more details, download the Discussion slide:
The following people registered for the meeting.
|Michael Aherne||Web Developer||Reid Kerr College|
|Bill Austin||Unspecified||Interactive University|
|Dave Baines||UKCDR Advisor||University of Manchester|
|Phil Barker||Metadata & Digital Repository SIG Coordinator||CETIS|
|Victoria Boyd||DDC Case Studies Officer||University of Glasgow|
|Lorraine Campbell||Business Analyst||Questionmark|
|Sarah Currier||Product Manager||Intrallect|
|Ellen Daly||Knowledge & Information Assistant||University of Strathclyde|
|Dave Dixon||Software Developer||BTL Group|
|Neil Fegen||Metadata & Digital Repository SIG Research Associate||CETIS|
|Jackie Graham||Information Systems Technologist||COLEG|
|Ambikesh Jayal||Postgraduate Student||Brunel University|
|Steve Lay||Senior Research Associate||University of Cambridge|
|Steve Loddington||Research Assistant||Loughborough University|
|Mhairi McAlpine||Project Manager, Computer Assisted Assessment||SQA|
|Sheena McLeod||Sales Executive||Intrallect|
|Sheila MacNeill||Educational Content SIG Coordinator||CETIS|
|Sue Manuel||Researcher||Loughborough University|
|Colin Milligan||CD-LOR Project Manager||University of Strathclyde|
|Andrea Owen||UKCDR Project Manager||University of Manchester|
|Martin Poulter||Technical Developer||University of Bristol|
|Andy Powell||Head of Development||Eduserv|
|John Robertson||Repositories Research Officer||CETIS|
|Jalshan Sabir||TOIA Project Manager||University of Strathclyde|
|Alan Slevin||Institutional Repository Coordinator||University of Strathclyde|
|Graham Smith||CAL Consultant||University of Leeds|
|Garfield Southall||Director, Cheshire & Warrington New Technology Initiative||University of Chester|
|Jenni Squire||UKCDR Project Officer||University of Manchester|
|Amber Thomas||Programme Manager||JISC|
|Iain Tulloch||Research Fellow||University of Strathclyde|
|Iain Wallace||Digital Services Development Librarian||Glasgow Caledonian University|
|Rowin Young||Assessment SIG Coordinator||CETIS|
Many thanks to all who attended, especially those who gave presentations and those at Strathclyde who helped with the organisation.
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