Integrating and Subverting Corporate Systems for Educational Purposes

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Facilitated by: Sheila MacNeill

session tag: #cetis10scs

The effective integration of the various admin and teaching and learning systems within an institution is a key concept for interoperability. Users of institutional systems are increasingly demanding greater flexibility of institutional information/content for marketing, admin and teaching and learning ("is there's an app for that?"). However most institutional systems are not tightly integrated and so creating flexible workflows is challenging. Most of the available corporate systems do not fully address the needs of some of the more "quirky" needs of HEIs. However there is one system which is becoming increasingly ubiquitous - SharePoint as the recent Eduserv Survey highlighted.

Both the current JISC funded Curriculum Design and Distributed Virtual Learning Environments programmes are investigating ways to allow greater interoperability of institutional systems and distribution of content in various systems. This session will look at a number of different approaches to managing marketing, curriculum and admin content and integration of systems. How are projects (institutions) developing workflows which address the key needs of their institutions? How are they making delivery of content more flexible to end users by integrating the more educational focussed and corporate systems? What are the key interoperability standards that the sector really needs to develop - XCRI, MLO, IMS LTI, W3C widgets?

Presentations were given by:


After presentations and discussion, we broke into small groups to start to define the requirements/systems for an "fantasy curriculum management system".

Groupwork feedback (links to videos on youtube)


The output from this session will form the beginnings of a requirements specification for sector wide Curriculum Management System.

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