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Second ePortfolio Plugfest

Building on the success of last year (Cambridge), Oxford welcomes the 2nd International Plugfest.

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER-  PLUGFEST PROGRAMME

9:30
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00
Plugfest Plenary: Welcome and update on the ePortfolio plans and activities for interoperability
Marc Van Coillie & Serge Ravet, EIfEL – Chair: Simon Grant, CRA-CETIS
10:20
ePortfolio systems integration
Session chair: Simon Cotterill, Newcastle university
Employment: ePortfolios for job application, recruitment, competency development, training management, Europass, etc. – to support employment and staff development…
Education: integrations of ePortfolios with registrars, LMS, VLE, LIP, etc. – to support learning, continuous development, assessment and accreditation of learning
Participants:
·     KITE HR-XML CV import/export
·     EIfEL using Telcert Reload CRT with ePortfolio related specs (HR-XML, IMS...),
·     PebbleLearning HR-XML CV export, IMS eP import/export
·     EPICS IMS LIP CV AP exchange using ePET
·     Phosphorix  IMS LIP/HR-XML import/export (ionodes, iomorph, ioportal)
·     GiuntiLabs IMS eP import/export
 
Interoperability: Semantic challenges and opportunities in the HR domain
(the OOA kick off workshop)
Welcome, Robert Meersman, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
10:40
The Ontology Outreach Advisory, Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
11:00
Session 2: Semantics and Competency frameworks
Session chair: Luk Vervenne
Skills Ontologies, Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie
11:20
Mobile and Social integration
·     ePortfolios on PDAs or mobile phones for recording achievements, etc. Using state of the art technology to record evidence anytime, anywhere.
Participants:
·     Elgg using OpenID, Blogs APIs, RSS...
·     Pebble Learning using Mobile phone with your ePortfolio, Blogs APIs, RSS...
·     Spider Networks using Mobile and ePortfolio
·     ePET using PDA with ePET
·     The University of Reading Mobifolio, mobile blog with Elgg, using P2P architecture with ePortfolio
·     University of Nottingham lifeblog and Nokia mobile device
·     EIfEL (RSS feeds validation and Blog API publishing using Qumana and Firefox + Performancing)
The IEEE competency framework standard, Claude Ostyn, IEEE-LTSC
11:40
The Skillsnet plans and activities, Michael Brown, Skillsnet.Com
12:00
Conformance testing & certification
Session chair: David Rose,
The Open Group, Ingo Dahn, Koblenz University
Conformanceagainst recognised specifications standards and application profiles to ensure interoperability and promote market uptake
Participants:
·     The OpenGroupModerator
Session 3: interoperability challenges
Session chair: Christophe Roche
The need for a semantic layer topping the HR standards, Luk Vervenne, Synergetics
12:20
Challenges in competency exchange and job-matching, Jean-Claude Xheneumon, Le Forem, the Walloon employment agency
12:40
Challenges in Semantic based Job-matching, Theo Mensen, CWI, The Dutch employment agency
13:00
Lunch buffet
14:00
Plenary: Shoot out – solving an ePortfolio challenge
3 platforms demonstrate how they implement a real life ePortfolio scenario
15:00
·     Koblenz University (AP demo)
·    
Conformance testing of export with specifications, IMS eP, Europass CV AP... (all eP systems integration participants involved)
 
·     TxtTools texting services for mobile learning
Session 4: Demos
Session chair: Michael Brown
·       An e-learning ontology, Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento
·       Semantic Metadata Extraction using GATE, Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield
·       Competences assessment based on semantic network. Clementina Marinoni, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
15:20
Identity management
Session chair: Pierre Cros, Entr'ouvert
How well do Shibboleth, Liberty Alliance, federation of identity, federation of services support seamless integration of learning services across platforms and services?
15:40
Session 5: Open Discussion
Session chair: Mustafa Jarrar
16:00
Coffee break
16:20
ePortfolio systems integration
(continued)
·     KITE FOAF CV import/export
·     Phosphorix  IMS LIP and other import/export (ionodes, iomorph, ioportal)
·     DeGóis HR-XML export
The session will include demonstrations of Liberty Alliance Services Federation, including LUAD (mobile)
Participants:
·     Entr'ouvert Lasso library and reverse proxy for Liberty Alliance Federation (ID-FF) and personal attribute sharing (ID-WSF)
·      Symlabs Liberty federation (ID-FF), personal attribute sharing (ID-WSF) and mobile using LECP/LUAD
·     EIfEL Federation of identities between ePortfolio and CMS (European Project GEARS)
·     Elgg OpenID
Everybody is expected to give his/her position on the “semantic challenges and opportunities ”. The outcome of the discussion will be published by the OOA as a white paper.
The editors of the paper are: Diana Maynard, Adil Hameed and Clementina Marinoni
16:40
Wrap up and close
Conclusions - White Paper, editors Clementina Marinoni, Jan De Bo and Adil Hameed,
17:00
 
 
17:20
Conclusions of the day: Simon Grant, CRA-CETIS
Interoperability award ceremony
18:20
Close
19:00
Cocktail for speakers, exhibitors and ePortfolio study subscribers – By invitation only
about the second ePortfolio Plugfest
Warning: this Plugfest is not for the faint hearted! It is an event designed for technical specialists or for those with a good technical background.
The 2006 ePortfolio Plugfest is a combination of:
  • Tests – of ePortfolio systems conformance against specifications and standards
  • Demonstrations – of advanced features facilitating communication through ePortfolios
  • Presentations – to put the focus on key issues

An open space divided into thematic areas, plus a presentation area, has been designed to explore:
1.        HR systems integration – job application, recruitment, competency development, training management, Europass, etc. – to support employment and staff development.
2.        Education and training systems integration – registrars, LMS, VLE, LIP, etc. – to support learning, continuous development, assessment and accreditation of learning
3.        Identity management – Shibboleth, Liberty Alliance, federation of identity, federation of services, - to support seamless integration of learning services across platforms and services
4.        Mobile and Social integration
– ePortfolios on PDAs or mobile phones for recording achievements, etc. Using state of the art technology to record evidence anytime, anywhere.
– social software, semantic web, RSS, P2P, etc. Integrating ePortfolios for community and organisational learning.
5.        Conformance testing & certification – against recognised specifications standards and application profiles – to insure interoperability and promote market uptake.


Each area is supervised by a moderator who is responsible for its animation. A list of staged demonstrations and presentations is available on the programme page. More demonstrations and presentations will be available in the different thematic areas.

If you would like to know what previous participants thought of the Cambridge 2005 plugfest, you can visit OSP.
If you are interested in contributing to the Plugfest, or have suggestions to make, please send your proposals to marc.van.coillie@eife-l.org and fill in the form to suscribe to the dedicated mailing list.

 

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