UKOLN MODELS 8 - integrating learning and information environments

Stakis Hotel, Bath


Thursday 28 January 1999

11.00-11.10 Welcome and introduction (Richard Heseltine, University of Hull - Chair)
11.10-13.00 Joined up thinking
11.10-11.45 Scene setting
11.10-11.25 The emerging context for learning - overview of government initiatives: New Library, Heritage Lottery Fund, New Opportunities Fund... (Michael Hill, DCMS)
11.25-11.35 The need for architectures to integrate learning and information initiatives (Ray Lester, Natural History Museum)
11.35-11.45 National Grid for Learning (NGfL) architecture: linking content (Michelle Morris, BECTA)
11.45-12.00 Discussion

12.00-12.45 Breakout session 1 (4 groups), or plenary discussion
12.45-13.05 Report back from breakout

13.05-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Joined up systems
14.00-14.15 Background and rationale for IMS (Sandy Britain, University of Wales, Bangor)
14.15-14.30 Overview of library/Internet developments (RDF...) (Paul Miller, UKOLN)
14.30-14.45 Overview of standards for learning environments: IMS, IEEE, CEN/ISSS... (Kevin Riley, FDI)

14.45-15.00 MIA: MODELS Information Architecture (Lorcan Dempsey, UKOLN)
15.00-15.15 IMS description (Sandy Britain, University of Wales, Bangor)
15.15-15.40 A generalised distributed broker service (Tracy Gardner, UKOLN)
15.40-16.00 Discussion

16.00-16.30 Tea

16.30-17.15 Breakout session 2 (4 groups), or plenary discussion
17.15-17.40 Report back from breakout session 2

17.40-18.00 A vision of an integrated information environment for undergraduates (Richard Heseltine)

20.00 Dinner

Friday 29 January 1999

09.00-09.30 Consolidation from previous day

09.30-11.00 Joined up services
09.30-09.50 Learning and information integration initiatives (John Akeroyd, South Bank University)
09.50-10.10 Building links between library and learning environments (Cris Woolston, University of Hull)
10.10-10.30 The Nathan Bodington web-based building (Andrew Booth, University of Leeds)
10.30-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 The way forward
Joined up thinking - issues and recommendations
Joined up systems - issues and recommendations
Joined up services - issues and recommendations
How do we spread the message?

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