Dev8eD - Programme - Tues 29th and Wed 30th May 2012
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TimeWorkshops 1Workshops 2ProjectsPresentations, Lightning Talks and Panel Sessions
Room 1C - Capacity 36Room 1B - Capacity 30Room 2 - Capacity 12 (meeting area) and Sessions in Room 131/132 -First Floor - Capacity 24 Room 1A
09:30 - 10:30Coffee and Registration (Hallway and Coffee and Lounge)
10:30 - 11:15Room 1A - Welcome, Orientation, House Rules (10 minutes)
Lightning Talks on Workshops and Challenges for Day 1 (2.30 minutes, 3 Slides)
1. Exploring and sharing tools for learning design through a number of design challenges, 2. Mashing coursedata xcri -cap feeds, 3. Widget-based learning environments, 4. Google Spreadsheets, 5. Learning Designer, 6. Working with the Learning Registry: Project Developers' Workshop, 7. Booktype, 8. PublishOER, 9. Understanding and implementing the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability specification, 10. Building a personal learning environment (PLE) for self-regulated learning, 11. How to interface your learning environment with the UK-wide widget store edukapp, 12. How to Build & Develop Responsive Open Learning Environments with the ROLE SDK, 13. Crowd sourcing in Education and Science
Lightning Talks on Projects - 2.30 minutes 3 slides
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11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break in Lounge
11:30 - 12:00Exploring and sharing tools for learning design through a number of design challengesMashing coursedata xcri -cap feedsBuilding a personal learning environment for self-regulated learningWidget-based learning environments
Sheila MacNeill and Peter ChattertonIan Ibbotson and Rob EnglebrightDr Alexander MikroyannidisFridolin Wild
Description The session will outline an number of design challenges (see for more information centering around how can we design learning activities (from the session to the whole course level) more effectively? What processs, tools, content and activities do you currently use? Can we create ntegrated workflows based on exisiting processs, tools, content and activities? How can we build on the outputs of the work of the JISC Currciulum Design Programme and outputs available in JISC Design Studio ( This session builds on the ideas and structure of previous CETIS Design Bash events ( challenge: Build the prettiest web interface that identifies how many courses are registered in the coursedata aggregator, how many are online, how many are HE, how many FE? Prize to be determined.
The JISC #coursedata programme is funding 63 institutions to review their course data processes, and to evidence this by producing an
xcri-cap file containing their course advertising data...We have an
aggregator will gather all the
feeds, which can be interrogated: This session will look at how the data can be accessed, and mashed up with other feeds
A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is an innovativeparadigm conceptualizing the aggregation, manipulationand sharing of digital artefacts by learners, within aflexible and versatile online space. The European projectROLE (Responsive Open Learning Environments is aiming at empowering learnersfor lifelong and personalised learning within aresponsive open learning environment. Towards thisgoal, ROLE has developed a number of learning toolsand services, addressing a variety of learningcontexts and requirements. In this hands-on session,you will have the chance to try the ROLE tools andservices in order to build your own PLE. You will beusing the ROLE SDK, a facility for developing OpenSocialgadgets and building mash-ups of them in shared spaces.Tools to help you design, build, and publish your own widgets
Target audience: Hands on session, basic web skills required.Target Audience: hands-on session, addressed to learning practitioners, developers and researchersTarget audience:
12:00 - 12:30Learning DesignerSession above continuedSession above continuedUsing Google Spreadsheets as a rapid educational development tool 
Patrica CharltonMartin Hawksey
Description: Come and find out about the learning design challenges. This session will present two tools, which enable you to create, share, re-use and modify learning designs. The community knowledge building tools provide new ways to think about and share designs and resources. We will present the tools that have used web 3.0 to support knowledge construction and exchange.
We will present how to contribute to the teaching community knowledge by
- Creating compelling TEL designs which shapes pedagogical change
- Collaborating on design re-use and creation
- Creating innovative use of abstract pedagogical patterns
These will set the context for the workshop where with hands on experience you can contribute by combining theory, practice, experience and knowledge about designs to help shape teaching and learning knowledge.
To download the learning designer tool

Description This session is designed to highlight how Google Spreadsheets can be used as a rapid development tool to create lightweight applications to support teaching and learning. Examples will include zero programming based solutions that rely on existing features like Google Forms, spreadsheet formula and conditional formatting. The session will then introduce more advanced methods using Google’s cloud based programming service Apps Script, which is integrated into Google Spreadsheets and Sites, to create custom functions and interfaces that can interact with other Google services and 3rd party tools.
Target Audience:Target audience: Something for everyone!
12:30 - 13:30Lunch and Networking in the Restaurant
13:30 - 14:00Working with the Learning Registry: Project Developers' Workshop BooktypeCrowd sourcing in Education and ScienceUnderstanding and implementing the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability specification
Sarah Currier and Nick SyrotiukAdam HydeFederico SangatiSimon Booth and Stephen Vickers
The intention will be to share technical issues, requirements and solutions, and to inform JLeRN and CETIS about what will be needed to support projects. The JLeRN team will give an update on the Learning Registry specs, code and tools, and where JLeRN technical developments are up to (including the new Node Explorer). Projects will have a chance to share what they are planning and doing with the Learning Registry and with paradata.This session will be followed up by a hands-on hack session with Nick SyrotiukBooktype is an online book production software. It is 100% open source and is gathering a lot of interest, use, and following in the OER sector since its launch in February. This workshop will look at how this new software works for the user, trainer and developer. Booktype outputs to book formatted PDF, epub, mobi, PDF, .odt, templated HTML, print on demand services and ebook distribution channels. Booktype is federated and supports bi-directional text and equations. Perfect for multi-language collaborative online textbook creation. Come and learn more about this innovative open source approach and how to get involved.Crowd sourcing technologies offer one of the most promising directions for collecting massive amount of structured data which is essential for advancing in many scientific disciplines. At Dev8eD we would like to prepare the ground for a change in the education system, by introducing crowd sourcing technologies. It is also a unique opportunity to discuss how crowd sourcing solutions could serve as a bridge for connecting education in schools, colleges, universities and academic research.If you are looking to integrate new applications with a VLE, then knowing more about the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification is essential. LTI provides a standard mechanism for securely launching an external application from a VLE course, giving this application read and write access to the VLE grade book, and the ability to retrieve a list of users enrolled. The same code works with all VLEs: Moodle, Blackboard Learn, WebCT, Sakai, Desire2Learn, ... Come along and find out more about how LTI can benefit developers, VLE administrators, teachers and learners.
Target Audience: Developers and other technical folks working on projects (including OER3 and OER RI) interested in utilising the Learning Registry and/or working with the JLeRN Experiment. Other project staff also welcome. Target Audience: content creators and publishers of eBooks; OER projects with an interest in disseminating content as eBooks. Target Audience: Researchers, Developers, Educational Technologists, something for everyoneTarget Audience:
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14:30 - 15:00How to Build & Develop Responsive Open Learning Environments with the ROLE SDKHow to interface your learning environment with the UK-wide widget store edukappName of SessionPublishOER: new business models for incorporating commercially published content into OER
Sten Govaert and Dominik RenzelFridolin Wild and Lucas AnastasiouPresentersJames Outterside, Dan Plummer, Suzanne Hardy, Graham Isaacs, Raul Balesco
Widget-based Personal Learning Environments are currently of substantial interest in the TEL community. In such PLEs, teachers and learners combine Web widgets to complete learning applications for their particular learning needs. However, often such PLEs are just sets of widgets put side by side lacking technical support for widget integration and learner collaboration. To address such challenges, ROLE has developed and bundled a set of APIs for managing learning spaces, inter-widget communication, learner action tracking, etc. into the ROLE Software Development Kit (SDK).In this hands-on workshop we introduce, demonstrate and actively develop with the ROLE SDK. As development environment, participants use the ROLE Sandbox, an experimental SaaS installation of the ROLE SDK. Participants will learn how to work with the sandbox and how to develop with ROLE technologies under the guidance of ROLE developers to either create new or enhance existing widgets. The workshop is divided in two parts. The first part consists of a short introduction of about 20 min, followed by a team-up phase and a short initial idea storming within the teams. In the second part teams get the chance to develop their ideas. Edukapp is the UK-wide widget and app store, collecting learning technology produced for and in Higher Education. In this session, you will learn, how to interface your local environment with the widget store and run-time engine so that you can feature widgets and gadgets in your local virtual learning environment (or similar).DescriptionPublishOER (UKOER3 project): Working with publishers to find new business models enabling risk free incorporation of published materials into OER (including development work for centralising a business process for dealing with permissions requests to publishers, publishing to multiple publication formats from single source, dealing with multiple licences, etc)
Additional technical development work (SupOERGlue & RIDLR OERRI projects) to Newcastle University's novel Dynamic Learning Maps (see system, enabling creation of resource mashups using OER bookmarking ( and OER Glue ( from within the learning environment and sharing of contextually rich curriculum related meta and paradata about learning resources via API/JLeRN to other users including publishers/HEIs. The Newcastle team develops with Django and Python. Other languages are not barriers to working with us.

Interested in working with others e.g.
Booktype: working with multiple publication formats
University of Edinburgh: congruence between DLM ( (Newcastle) and COM:MAND ( (Edinburgh): curriculum mapping systems, sharing resource meta/para/activity stream data,
JLeRN /Learning Registry harvesting/syndication
Anyone interested in permissions management systems
Publishers and new publication business models. Solutions to dealing with multiple licences within ePub2 & 3 and other publication formats.

Target audience: admins and developers, technology teachers  Target audience: admins and developers.Target Audience:Target audience: admins and developers from both HEIs and publishers
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15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30How to Build & Develop Responsive Open Learning Environments with the ROLE SDK HackingWorking with the Learning Registry: Technical Support and Hack Session  Teaching a MOOC With CourseraUn-conference Lightning Talks
Sten Govaert and Dominik RenzelNick Syrotiuk from the JLeRN Experiment Charles Severance16:00 - 16:10
DescriptionThe aim of session is a hands-on hacking with support from JLeRN developer Nick Syrotiuk. The main topic is to get your data into and out of a Learning Registry node; find out how to work with data and paradata using the Learning Registry specs and tools and whatever else you need.This will look into what it is like to teach a courser in Coursera. Chuck has a course titled Internet History, Technology, and Security that starts July 23 in Coursera. We will take a look at the user experience and instructor experience in Coursera. We also will have a discussion about the meaning of MOOCs, Coursera, and what it might mean for educational technology in general.
Target AudienceTarget Audience: Developers and other technical folks working on projects (including OER3 and OER RI) interested in utilising the Learning Registry and/or working with the JLeRN Experiment. All levels of knowledge welcome.  Target Audience: Software developers and teachers - this won't be technical and there will be no code. We will just look at things and talk about them.16:10 - 16:20 Title: Blending face-to-face engagement and technology tools for programme teams" - focusing on the need to address human factors in using technology tools to support curriculum review and development. (Peter Chatterton)
16:20 - 16:30
Title: Localisation - Developing for International Users
Description: A brief look at what parts of software need to be adapted for international users, why to do it, and how to go about it.
Presenter: Malte Ressin
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Presenters Diana Laurillard & Patricia Charlton16:30 - 16:40
We will introduce to two learning design tools: (i) a downloadable interactive design tool which enables users to create or adopt a learning design, supported by an intelligent knowledge base and advice and guidance wiki; (ii) a web-based design tool for browsing and designing pedagogy within a structured format. The aim is to enable participants to see how they might develop and contribute their own learning design to the public repository if internet access is possible or just share locally. This will lead into the challenges, which we will continue with in the next session as well. We will be testing our learning design skills and the creation of pedagogical patterns. How are you at creating shareable abstract learning designs? How can we improve on creating learning design tools for creating community knowledge? The workshop will give the participants the opportunity to contribute learning designs and help shape shareable community knowledge for teachers.

Learning Design Tools can be downloaded from Windows/Linux:

MacOSX/Linux: For the abstract design patterns you will need to use:
Title: From Atom, to OData to Assessment APIs: Description: Our project to open up Questionmark software to wider integration.
Presenter:Steve Lay
The workshop should be of interest to anyone concerned with pedagogic design for e-learning, scalable and sustainable e-learning, and innovation in teaching and learning. If you want to contribute to community knowledge building, provide examples and collaborate in developing better understanding of pedagogical patterns or share your experience in creating shareable designs, or exchange experiences in developing the use of TEL.16:40 - 16:50
Title: Reusable Java and C# LTI Tool classes. Description: Java and C# implementations of LTI 1.1 (with 1.0 roster extension) that can easilly be reused to add LTI capibility to tools developed in these languages. Presenter: Niall Barr
16:50 - 17:00
Title: DEVELOP and beyond Description: A short talk about e-portfolio developments and reflection Presenter: Guy Pursey
17:00 - 17:15Break
17:15 - 17:45Understanding and implementing the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability specification: Demonstration using PHPName of Session Taking on Learning Designer ChallengesUn-conference Lightning Talks
Simon Booth and Stephen VickersPresenters Diana Laurillard & Patricia Charlton17:15 - 17:25
Following the earlier introduction to the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification, this session will give a live demonstration of how it works. The use of LTI PHP classes will show how easily LTI can be implemented (similar classes are planned for other languages), including securely launching your application from any VLE and how to add a student result to your VLE grade book in 5 lines of code. Come along and see what LTI can do for you, and look out for a hands-on session where you can try it for yourself.After introduction and running through the tools- Are you up for the Learning Design Challenge? Can you create designs 1. With most compelling TEL design which shapes pedagogical change
2. by collaborating to enhance and contribute to the community knowledge of learning designs. 3. that demonstrate the power of lateral thinking across subject domains leveraging patterns of design re-use 4. that demonstrate the most innovative use of abstract patterns

Learning Design Tools can be downloaded from Windows/Linux:

MacOSX/Linux: For the abstract design patterns you will need to use:
Title: A different kind of hosting
Description: Different approaches to hosting web applications, advantages, disadvantages, cost and scalability.
Presenter: Alex Iacconi
Target audience:The workshop should be of interest to anyone concerned with pedagogic design for e-learning, scalable and sustainable e-learning, and innovation in teaching and learning. If you want to contribute to community knowledge building, provide examples and collaborate in developing better understanding of pedagogical patterns or share your experience in creating shareable designs, or exchange experiences in developing the use of TEL. 17:25 - 17:35
Title: PublishOER: Working collaboratively with major publishers, JISC Collections and HEIs. Description: Join us to find out why we are working together. What's in it for publishers to be working in the OER field? What can we gain by working together between publishers and HEIs? Presenters: Suzanne Hardy & Graham Isaacs
17:35 - 17:45
The Learning Designer: Description:Diana Laurillard
17:45 - 18:15Session above continuedSession above continuedName of SessionUn-conference Lightning Talks
Presenters17:45 - 17:55
DescriptionTitle: xcri-cap demonstrators call Description: brief outline of the current JISC call for demonstrators using xcri-cap feeds Presenter:Rob Englebright
Target Audience:17:55 - 18:05
Moodle as a Dev Platform: Moodle is an Open Source VLE, highly extensible, providing useful APIs for building on. Talk looks at Moodle as a Dev Platform:Presenter:Mark Johnson
18:05 - 18:15
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18:15 - 19:30Check-in to rooms
19:30 - 21:00Dinner in the Restaurant
21:00 - 21:30Review of the day and what people want to do on Day 2
21:30 - LateHacking from Day WorkshopsHacking from Day WorkshopsProject WorkOpen Mic (your chance to rant!)
Tuesday 29th May
Wednesday 30th May