Aorakinet-Cantatech Collaboration Project/VLNC Technical Priorities 2010-2012
The table below is an attempt to prioritise the Virtual Learning Network's technical requirements for 2010 -2012.
|Item||Impact on Learning||Impact on VLNIS Sustainability||Urgency (Due by date?)||Importance (justifications)||Notes / Difficulty|
|Provide a Mahara service||High: ePortfolios enable a structured way to reflect on and plan learning||Low - High: High use of VLNIS ePortfolio could provide a case for a sustainable ePortfolio service||Mid March 2010||High: An ePortfolio service is required by ICTPDREC and (some) learners|| My portfolio or own service: We have 2 choices with regards to using Mahara:
Running our own service:
Mahara Service - My portfolio hosting
Any ePortfolio will be more manageble with SSO.
|Provide a single-sign on service for the VLNIS||Medium: Schools will be able to manage user accounts and commission users as required.||High: VLNIS||End of Term 2 2010||High: SSO will increase the sustainability and manageability of all VLNIS||
Needs to be ESSA compliant yet easily managed by schools. A flat tree structure with groups for schools /admins. Probably openldap/fedora type directory (or can ESSA do this?). Will Paul Seiler pay for this? This service is a kingpin of future VLNIS development.
|Enable a parental portal for MOE Moodles||High: Parents will be able to access SMS data about assessment and attendance||Low: Little impact on sustainability.||End of 2010||Medium: A parental portal is being provided as part of the MLE work. Our schools will required this. We cannot allow standalone LMS's to be more functional than clustered LMS's|| The parental portal is open source. Management of users will require SSO to be manageable. Need to investigate system requirements with Catalyst/dataview.|
|Integrate Moodle with Google Docs||High: Provides a collaborative workspace for teachers and learners||Low: Little impact on sustainability.||End of Term 2 2010||High: A collaborative workspace is required for some VLN courses|| Looks quite easy to do with little resource required.|