Learning Environments and JISC CETIS

Key developments around Learning Environments in the UK and the role that JISC CETIS has played.

One of the advantages of having being involved with JISC for a number of years (as a project and a service) is the opportunity to reflect on some activities that we've been involved in for some time. We thought it would be interesting to take the long view of some of our involvement with learning environments and reflect on what has worked and why, and where we think these activities are going next.

Colloquia learning environment

Oleg Liber, CETIS Director established a peer to peer learning environment in Colloquia with Bill Olivier and Phil Beauvoir

JISC Personal Learning Environments (PLE) reference model

Project team based at CETIS aimed to develop a definition, scope and a reference model for PLEs and developed desktop and portal based prototypes.

PLE session at CETIS Conference 2005

The Personal Learning and Research Environment working group recommended that work should continue on research, development, and deployment of a prototype environment.

PLE session at CETIS Conference 2004

Several presentations and discussions focussng on PLEs

JISC Distributed VLE Programme

Investigated how institutions can widen the functionality of their VLEs in an interoperable way, to meet identified user needs.

IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)v1.0

Service-oriented approach which allows remote tools and content to be integrated into a Learning Management System (LMS)

Simple Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)

Developed in anticipation of a formal specification. Enabled quick integration of externally hosted tools into Learning Management Systems.

Basic Learning tools Interoperability (LTI)

Basic LTI is a subset or profile of the full LTI v1.0 specification.

Framework for the Pedagogical Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environmentss

Report, funded by JISC, by Sandy Britain and Oleg Liber

Framework for the Pedagogic Evaluation of eLearning Environments

JISC funded follow on study from the 1999 paper on VLEs by Sandy Britain and Oleg Liber

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