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ePortfolio 2005 plugfest programme

The first ePortfolio plugfest will be organised to present the state of the art of ePortfolio technologies and demonstrate and explore the possibilities for interoperability between ePortfolio platforms and other information systems (you are also invited to contribute to the Interoperability Framework).

The ePplugfest will include:

  • A forum for technicians responsible for the implementation of ePortfolio projects

  • Demonstration of interoperability and cooperation between different ePortfolio platforms and information systems

  • Exploration of an ePortfolio interoperability framework

  • Demonstration of technologies useful for future ePortfolio development

It is organised by the European Portfolio Initiatives Coordination Committee (EPICC) a European project supported by the European Commission and Europortfolio, with the support of EIfEL

(Because of the live nature of the demonstrations, and up-to-the-day continuing development efforts, timings are subject to revision right up to the day itself.)

 

 

Scenario

Activity

Participants

9:00

Welcome coffee & installation in the Refectory

9:30

Opening

 

Opening of the ePplugfest - Serge Ravet, Simon Grant & Marc Van Coillie

 

9:45

Interoperability of portfolio contents- IMS ePortfolio

3

Implementing IMS ePortfolio specifications for interoperability: the EPICC ePortfolio demonstration platform.

10:15

ePortfolio conformance to standards

7

The TELCERT tool will be demonstrated, and will show how files and packages of information can be shown to be conformant to the interoperability specifications and application profiles.

10:45

Profiling ePortfolio tools

 

Profiling OSPI to the needs of different communities.

11:00

Refreshment break in the Refectory

11:15

Interoperability of portfolio information - UKLeaP or similar

2

Exchanging (import & export) ePortfolio packages across different platforms, using UKLeaP or related specifications.

12:10

Other approaches to ePortfolio information sharing

6

A demonstration of web approaches to data input and export to and from ePortfolios using Atom, RSS and FOAF.

12:30

Morning discussion

 

Interactive discussion with the delegates.

all delegates

13:00

Lunch in the Refectory

14:00

Accessibility, LIP and ACCLIP

1

Demonstrating the transfer or re-use of accessibility information across platforms.

14:20

Transfer of portfolio information by Web Service

4

The point of this demonstration is to show how web services can be used to allow the transfer of information without human intervention.

14:50

Transfer of portfolio information using a dedicated service

5

There will be a demonstration of a more fully detailed and developed architecture for transferring portfolio information.

15:20

Specification development and profiling

 

HR-XML has a series specifications and working groups relevant to ePortfolios. In this presentation and discussion a member of HR-XML will give a vision talk on lifelong competency framework and its ePortfolio implications.
University of Koblenz will present the German Europass Diploma Supplement application profile build using TELCERT tools.

16:00

Refreshment break in the Refectory

16:15

ePortfolio and Europass

 

Demonstration of how to secure online issuing and verification of the Europass Diploma Supplement.

16:30

ePortfolio tool futures

 

Demonstrating P2P ePortfolios and the link between ePortfolios and Knowledge management.

17:00

Discussion

 

Setting the agenda for eP interoperability: interactive discussion with the delegates.

 

17:30

Closing

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

Cocktail offered by Europortfolio in the Refectory

 

Activities

 

Activity

Objective

Location

Demonstration of current projects

a series of 5 selected projects have five minutes to present the current issues and a panel of specialists discuss the possible solutions

Understanding interoperability issues in different contexts: awarding bodies, school districts, universities, employment agencies, etc.

Amphitheatre

Interoperability tests

Vendors and implementers of ePortfolio solutions demonstrate that their system is interoperable using defined scenarii

Demonstrating the benefits of interoperability for individuals and organisations

Refectory

Interoperability demonstrations

2 or more vendors and implementers of ePortfolio and ePortfolio-related solutions demonstrate a particular approach to interoperability

Exploring current solutions that could be generalised in the future

Refectory

Technology demonstration

Solution providers demonstrate a technological solution that would be useful to ePortfolio platforms

Exploring future developments that haven’t been implemented in ePortfolio environments

Amphitheatre

       

 

Scenarios

The ePplugfest will be organised around a series of scenarios

Interoperability scenarios

 

Description

Pre-condidions

Post-conditions

Process

1.

A learner wants to use accessibility information in a different setting

  • Valid ACCLIP information
  • ACCLIP information transferred successfully
 

2.

A learner wants to change portfolio host

  • portfolio information compliant with recognised specification as XML
  • portfolio information transferred successfully
  • information exported from first system as XML file
  • any transfer mechanism: not significant
  • information imported to second system

3.

A learner wants to change portfolio host

  • portfolio information compliant with recognised specification as content package
  • portfolio information transferred successfully
  • information exported from first system as content package
  • any transfer mechanism: not significant
  • information imported to second system

4.

A learner wishes to use some portfolio information in a different system

  • agreed transfer mechanism
  • portfolio information transferred successfully
  • ePortfolio information held on first system
  • first system has web service interface
  • second system calls web service

5.

A learner wishes to use or transfer some or all portfolio information in a different system

  • agreed transfer mechanism
  • portfolio information transferred successfully
  • ePortfolio information held on first system
  • both systems are interfaced to common transfer service
  • transfer can be initiated in several ways

6.

A learner wishes to allow some portfolio information to be given to a different system

  • published interface
  • information is made available
  • dependent on method being used: Atom; RSS; FOAF

7.

A buyer wants to check that the system conforms to interoperability specifications

  • TELCERT test suite
  • A platform
  • Test passed successfully
  • eP platform provides a ZIP package which is tested against specs

8.

A learner wants to access from an ePortfolio to an another eLearning service, or from another service to their ePortfolio

  • SSO compliant system (CAS, Shibboleth, SAML, ID-FF) for authentication and authorisation
  • The learner accesses personal information in the other eLearning service without re-authentification
  • Two services (one eP platform and a LMS for example) using both the same SSO process

 

 

EPICC partners

 

EIfEL logo    EUN logo    CRA logo  
European IMS logo HUT logo Giunti logo    
 

Universiteit Maastricht

 

ePplugfest Supporting Partners

BECTA logo    British Learning logo    QCA logo

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