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JISC Project Plan Template
The Project Management Guidelines have detailed instructions for preparing project plans.
Expand tables as appropriate.
Fill in the information for the header, e.g. project acronym, version, and date.
Prepare a cover sheet using the cover sheet template and attach to the project plan.
xxx http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=prof_info

Overview of Project
1. Background
Summarise the background to the project (and how it builds on previous work) and the need for it (and
why it’s important).

The project will integrate software from three existing projects: TOIA, LAMS and Bodington. Each
software system provides functionality that can support a broad range of learning scenarios.

Here we list some of the core „services‟ that each system provides:
        1
TOIA
The free version of the TOIA system supports the following core services:
    Creation of assessments according to the IMS QTI specification with 9 questions types
            o Multiple choice
            o Multiple response
            o Pull-down list
            o Fill in the blanks
            o Matrix
            o Essay
            o Macromedia flash (see: http://www.toia.ac.uk/docs.html for guide on authoring)
            o Java applet
            o File upload
    Assign assessments to groups of individuals
    Schedule assessments
    Grade assessments
    Analyse statistics of questions after an assessment has been taken
    Output an IMS QTI compliant assessment
            2
LAMS
The LAMS system currently supports the following services:
    Creation of activity sequences including a range of built in tools:
          o Notice board
          o Chat
          o Submission
          o Notebook (public)
          o Grouping
          o Q&A
          o Polling
          o Forum
          o Multiple choice
          o Share resources
          o Chat and scribe

1
    http://www.toia.ac.uk/
2
    http://www.lamsfoundation.org/index.html


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(For a description of these tools and others: http://www.webmcq.com.au/home/LAMS/LAMS.pdf).
     Assign sequence to groups of individuals
     Orchestration of a sequence while running by the teacher. This would include participation in
        discussions and releasing whole class onto synchronised activities
     Running the LAMS activity sequence for groups of learners, (the “runtime”).
              3
Bodington
The Bodington system is a secure VLE environment that provides services such as:

          Logbook
           A log book has a page private to each student consisting of sections and questions. The
           student can make entries in the sections of the logbook. Tutors and mentors can browse
           through the students' pages and make entries as well. Together the students and tutors
           decide which entries will form the final logbook record and after this the record can be printed
           or saved to disk.
          Link to External Web Site
           This is a page within the building that links to a web address outside of the building.
          Structured Document
           This is structured document with an automatically generated contents page. Text is typed (or
           pasted) directly into a form on the web page and you can use plain text or HTML formatted
           text. The structure of the document is limited but authoring is very easy.
          Web Document
           This will create an initially empty web document into which you can subsequently upload
           HTML pages, graphics and other media. You must have web-authoring tools on your own
           computer or a plain text editor and knowledge of HTML tags.
          Multiple Choice Question Paper
           This interactive document will present the user with a set of multiple-choice questions. The
           student makes selections and is given a mark. Detailed feedback is available to the student
           and statistical analysis is available to the teacher.
          Questionnaire
           This interactive document will present the user with a set of questions that are text entry
           and/or multiple-choice. The user enters responses to the questions and the author can review
           responses.
          Short Answer Paper
           This interactive document will present the user with a set of questions. The student types
           responses under each question and these responses are stored. Later a teacher can assess
           the responses and return typed feedback and/or a mark.
          Pigeon Hole
           A pigeon-hole is used by a student to upload a file, often a word processed document for
           assessment. A teacher can download and view the file and then enter feedback and/or a
           mark for return to the student.

By allowing practitioners to use the different systems as an integrated suite of tools we will be able to
support a more diverse range of learning scenarios and teaching styles.

The authorisation environment and web services we develop will allow other institutions to use the
TOIA and LAMS web applications from within their own VLE environment(s).

2. Aims and Objectives
List the broad aim or purpose of the project, and the specific objectives you intend to achieve.

The project will implement a single sign-on (SSO) authorisation environment based on the WebAuth
system. We will be monitoring the emerging Shibboleth framework to make sure we implement a
solution that is compatible with this framework.




3
    http://www.bodington.org/index.html
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The project will be run in conjunction with the project partners who will use the three systems and
other tools to create resources for developing numeracy skills. Working with the project partners will
allow us to evaluate the integration and gain insight into how software components can be integrated
in a meaningful manner.

The project will also improve the functionality of the LAMS system to (a) allow a record of a learner‟s
activities through an LAMS sequence to be exported, and (b) allow an author to export their LAMS
sequence in a format compliant with IMS LD Level-A.

Finally the project will develop Web service WSDL definitions for LAMS and TOIA to expose discrete
services that TOIA and LAMS could provide for other applications to consume. These services could
include the retrieval of a QTI object or a LAMS sequence into another system.

3. Overall Approach
Describe the overall approach you will take to achieve the objectives outlined above, including:

        Strategy and/or methodology and how the work will be structured
        Important issues to be addressed, e.g. interoperability
        Scope and boundaries of the work, including any issues that will not be covered.
        Critical success factors.

The project has four main strands:

Strand one:

Work with Excel Soft and Macquarie to enable SSO between TOIA, LAMS and Bodington. This will
also involve working with Stanford in US who are developing the IIS WebAuth module.

Strand Two:

Work with project partners and the JISC Assis project to specify web services between the three
systems with an eye to different reference models that could use the ELF (PDP and QTI reference
models would be a good start.

We hope to also work with OKI to see if an API/ OSID-based approach could also be used to define
interfaces between these systems, perhaps building on the Tools Portability Profile work.

Strand Three:

The medical department at Oxford will work with the project partners to use TOIA, Bodington and
LAMS to build resources for numeracy skills. This exercise will allow us to build an understanding
regarding what an integrated suite of tools/ services should do for practitioners.

Strand Four:

An online resource will be built to support the collaborators and disseminate project findings to the
wider community. The purpose of this resource will be to allow collaborators to share ideas and for us
at Oxford to support development.

The project will be focused on enabling the requisite software for SSO and understanding how
services can be exposed according to the JISC ELF. Through the collaborators community we will
gain more than just a technical understanding of this research area.




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4. Project Outputs
List the tangible deliverables (including reports) your project will create, and the less tangible
knowledge and experience you hope to build and share.

       WebAuth single sign-on implementation between Bodington and LAMS
       IIS WebAuth module to allow single sign-on to the TOIA application – we are still unsure who
        will develop this since Stanford have just begun work in this area
       UML that describes the web services
       WSDL definitions of the web services
       Code in LAMS and TOIA that implements the web services
       Community web resource that support authors in their development of activities for learners of
        numeracy skills
       Resources for the learning of Numeracy Skills: LAMS activity sequences that integrate TOIA
        assessments (IMS QTI compliant) and other tools and content.
       Web site that describes the project findings

5. Project Outcomes
List the outcomes you envisage, including their impact on the teaching, learning, or research
communities, and what change they will stimulate or enable.

Value to JISC
     Integrating discrete software components is core to the success of the JISC e-learning
        framework. We will be investigating how WSDL and possibly the API based approaches can
        be used to do this.
     This integration will provide HE and FE institutions with a suite of tools that can support
        diverse pedagogic practice
     The tools are designed to be used by learners and teachers
     The project will be of interest to the JISC evaluation of e-learning tools (pedagogy strand)
     Add to research into the reusability and repurposing of learning designs and learning objects

With respect to the technical framework
The project will focus on interoperable tool integration into a learning activity sequence as generated
by the LAMS system. The project will deliver authenticated and authorised access of the LAMS and
TOIA from within the secure environment of the open source Bodington VLE environment.

It will develop web services that utilise authentication and authorisation common services. The LAMS
software supports Activity Management and the TOIA system supports Assessment.

We have chosen the TOIA system because it is already built to be able to handle web services, it is
IMS QTI compliant, has an excellent user interface. There are also currently positive movements
towards making the TOIA software open source.

6. Stakeholder Analysis
List key stakeholder groups and individuals that will be interested in your project outcomes, will be
affected by them, or whose support/approval is essential, both within your institution and in the
community, and assess their importance (low/medium/high).

                   Stakeholder                                 Interest / stake             Importance
JISC                                                   Stake                              High
University of Oxford medical department                Stake                              High
Macquarie University                                   Stake                              High
ExcelSoft                                              Stake                              High




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7. Risk Analysis
List factors that could pose a risk to the project’s success, assess their likelihood and severity, and
how you will prevent them from happening (or manage them if they if they occur). Cover the types of
risks listed and any others that apply.

        Risk        Probability    Severity     Score            Action to Prevent/Manage Risk
                       (1-5)        (1-5)      (P x S)
Staffing                 2            4           8       Early recruitment of relevant staff backed up
                                                          with other staff if necessary.
Organisational           2             3          6       Early scoping of project within department to
                                                          ensure proper commitment to project
Technical                2             2          4       Training in appropriate technologies. Phased
                                                          implementation regarding complexity.
External                 2             5         10       Regular communications and well managed
suppliers                                                 distributed software development environment
                                                          – clearly defined deliverables and
                                                          responsibilities.
Legal                    1             4          5       All suppliers have agreed to release all code
                                                          under LGPL license and have submitted
                                                          agreements to JISC.

8. Standards
List any specific standards you will adopt and why they are important.

          UML to document web services.
          Web services (WSDL/ WSDD) to define the behaviours between systems.
          We will develop IMS Learning Design level-A compliance within LAMS so that it can
           interoperate with other compliant systems such as CopperCore.
          TOIA can output IMS QTI objects, which is important if they are to be run in another system or
           stored in another repository (test bank).
          We will endeavour to build the implementation to work within Shibboleth enabled framework.
          We will investigate the use of OASIS web service encryption specifications such as Security
           Assertion Mark-up Language (SAML) v2.0

9. Technical Development
Indicate how the project will follow best practice for technical development, and any specific
technologies or development approaches the project will adopt and why.

The project will use the standards and technologies recommended by the JISC E-Learning framework
(ELF) – from IMS and OASIS organisations.

We will use open source software wherever possible e.g. Axis and Apache.

The project will be built with consideration of the emerging Shibboleth framework.

We will monitor developments from OASIS regarding the Security Assertion Mark-up Language
(SAML) v2.0 specification.

The project will be managed in incremental steps to ensure that we solve basic problems before we
move onto modelling more complex functionality into the system.

We will use CVS to help project coders synchronise their efforts.

10. Intellectual Property Rights
List any intellectual property owned by third parties that will be incorporated into project outputs,
when/how you will obtain permission to use them, and any implications for project outputs after the
project ends.

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The University of Oxford and all project partners agree to comply with the open source nature of the
project mandated in paragraph 30 of the 03/ 04 Call. All software developed during the project will be
released under the LGPL license and made openly available at no cost to the JISC.

Please see appendices C and D for sustainability statements from Macquarie University and
ExcelSoft

Project Resources
11. Project Partners
List all project partners (including subcontractors), their roles, and the main contact. Indicate the date
a consortium agreement was signed (or will be signed), and send a copy to the programme manager.

Excel Soft - India.
Main contact is Ajay Kulkarni
Excel Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
1-B, Hootagalli Industrial Area, Mysore - 570 018, INDIA
Tel: 00 91 821 5282000 / 5282260 / 5282288 Fax: 00 91 821 5282208
Web: www.excelindia.com

Role: Excel Soft will work with Oxford to develop SSO capabilities within the TOIA (IIS) software.
Excel Soft will also develop web services with Oxford to expose discrete services for consumption by
other applications.

Macquarie University, Sidney – Australia
Main contact is Prof James Dalziel
james@melcoe.mq.edu.au

Role: Macquarie will develop the LAMS system to allow SSO and also the enhancements to
the LAMS system described above. Macquarie will also develop Web Services with Oxford.

12. Project Management
Briefly describe the project management framework, including organisation, reporting relationships,
decision process, and the role of any local management committee.

List all members of the project team, their roles, and contact details. Indicate the proportion of time
the project manager will spend on project management.

Indicate if the project has training needs and how they will be met.

The project will conduct internal reviews with technical experts within Oxford and with our project
partners. These reviews will allow us to assess the robustness in terms of extendibility and
interoperability of the solution – the goal is to provide a basis for other institutions to adapt to their own
IT architectures.

UML and other documentation will be produced for each of the key stages in the project.

We will also disseminate findings with the wider community as organised by the programme manager.

University of Oxford

Project Manager/ developer – 20% FTE
Howard Noble
Educational Interoperability Specialist



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Oxford University, Learning Technologies Group (LTG)
13 Banbury Rd, Oxford. OX2 6NN. England
Tel. +44 (0)1865 273211 internal 73211
email: howard.noble@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk

Project Manager, community of practice – 10%FTE
Vivien Sieber

Web developer – Online Community of Practice
Katharine Lindsay

System Administrator – 10% FTE
Mats Henrikson

Developer – 20% FTE
Colin Tatham + other(s) (TBC)

Administrator – 10% FTE
Judy McAuliffe

ExcelSoft

Technical Lead + team
MRN Murthy/ Ajay Kulkani
Fixed price – see budget

Excel Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
1-B, Hootagalli Industrial Area, Mysore - 570 018, INDIA
Tel: 00 91 821 5282000 / 5282260 / 5282288 Fax: 00 91 821 5282208
Web: www.excelindia.com

Macquarie University
Technical lead + team
Prof. James Dalziel
All project partners have agreed to work with us on this project and have sent their statements to the
JISC programme managers.

13. Programme Support
Indicate if there are specific areas where you would like support from the programme or programme
manager.

We would like support in understanding how to manage an IP registry.

We would like guidance on drawing up a legally sound MoA based on the requirements of the ELF
programme.

14. Budget
Use the budget template and attach the project budget as Appendix A. Explain any changes from the
budget in the agreed project proposal.

Generally the project has scaled down in terms of dissemination but will we still gain feedback on the
implementation from the named project collaborators via project meetings and the community of
practice online resource.

We have cut the three national workshops to be simpler to organise project meetings with the project
collaborators. This is reflected by the decreased costs for the project manager for the community of
practice and we have removed the support role within the original workshops.

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We have also cut the costs in terms of travel and will endeavour to do much more development and
support using online tools.

We have also reduced the role of system administrator.

Finally one of the work packages from the LAMS team has been cut completely so there will be no
bespoke development to LAMS activity tools.

Detailed Project Planning
15. Workpackages
Use the workpackages template to plan the detailed project work and attach as Appendix B. Clearly
indicate project deliverables and reports (in bold), when they are due, phasing of workpackages, and
explain any dependencies. You may also attach a Gantt chart, diagram, or flowchart to illustrate
phasing.

See appendix E

16. Evaluation Plan
Indicate how you will evaluate the quality of the project outputs and the success of the project. List
the factors you plan to evaluate, questions the evaluation will answer, methods you will use, and how
success will be measured. Expand as appropriate on how you will conduct the evaluation.

 Timing     Factor to Evaluate      Questions to Address        Method(s)       Measure of Success




17. Quality Assurance Plan
Explain the quality assurance procedures you will put in place to ensure that project outputs comply
with JISC technical standards and best practice, and what will constitute evidence of compliance.

Timing          Compliance With                   QA Method(s)              Evidence of Compliance
          Fitness for purpose
          Best practice for processes
          Adherence to specifications
          Adherence to standards
          Accessibility legislation




18. Dissemination Plan
Explain how the project will share outcomes and learning with stakeholders and the community. List
important dissemination activities planned throughout the project, indicating purpose, target audience,
timing, and key message.

 Timing       Dissemination Activity          Audience              Purpose            Key Message




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19. Exit/Sustainability Plan
Explain what will happen to project outputs at the end of the project (including knowledge and
learning). Focus on the work needed to ensure they are taken up by the community and any work
needed for project closedown, e.g. preservation, maintenance, documentation.

     Project Outputs            Action for Take-up & Embedding                   Action for Exit




List any project outputs that may have potential to live on after the project ends, why, how they might
be taken forward, and any issues involved in making them sustainable in the long term.

  Project Outputs          Why Sustainable           Scenarios for Taking          Issues to Address
                                                          Forward




Appendixes
Appendix B – LAMS Sustainability Statement

On July 14th, 2004, LAMS will be announcing its plans to make the LAMS software available as open
source software under the General Public License (GPL). The LAMS roadmap is as follows: the
current period of LAMS beta testing will be completed in October/November of 2004 when the full
Version 1 release of LAMS will be announced. In February 2005, LAMS V1.1 will be released, and at
the same time, the open source code for this version will be made freely available to the public under
the GPL. This release will also include any open source code developed for Government funded
projects. Finally, an IMS Learning Design V1.0 Level A import and export feature will be developed for
LAMS by July 2005.

The long-term sustainability of LAMS is based on two strategies. First, the LAMS Foundation (which is
the owner of all LAMS intellectual property) is a not for profit organisation that will source funding for
LAMS research and development from Governments and charitable foundations to continue the
development of LAMS over 2005-2007 (after which time it is anticipated that the developer community
will have grown to a point where it will be self-sustaining). In parallel, LAMS International Pty Ltd is a
services company that works in conjunction with the LAMS Foundation which will follow the
successful open source services models of companies such as Red Hat Linux, and the dual licensing
models of companies such as MySQL. Its objective is to develop a sustainable revenue stream that
can assist in funding future development of LAMS. Both organisations are supported by Macquarie
University, Sydney, Australia through the Macquarie E-learning Centre of Excellence (MELCOE) led
by Professor James Dalziel.

The LAMS approach to intellectual property is that all current intellectual property in LAMS is held by
the LAMS Foundation, and all future LAMS intellectual property developed by MELCOE (including
project work) is held by the LAMS Foundation. The LAMS Foundation is committed to releasing all
LAMS intellectual property as freely available open source software under the GPL. LAMS
International Pty Ltd, on behalf of the LAMS Foundation, has the right to provide non-GPL commercial
licenses for LAMS following the MySQL dual licensing model, and to provide commercial licensing
revenue back to the LAMS Foundation to support ongoing development of open source LAMS.
Developers who are not associated with MELCOE/LAMS who create additions or extensions to the
LAMS open source software (once released in February 2005) will retain intellectual property rights in
their code, but developers may choose to assign the additions back to the LAMS Foundation if they
would rather it be managed as part of the central LAMS code base. Authors who use LAMS to create
"Learning Activity Sequences" retain intellectual property rights in their sequences.



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Appendix C – ExcelSoft Sustainability Statement
ExcelSoft will release all code as open source under the LGPL license and all documentation resulting
from this work. Similarly the functionality that is built within this project will be available freely to all UK
HE and FE institutions when they download the TOIA software after March 2005.

We are currently negotiating with Sun on porting the AMSTOIA to Java & are seriously considering
making some of our software modules open source, so that local bespoke developments can be
performed.

Appendix D - Project collaborators

London Metropolitan University

1. Managing Information. (David Andrew)
This 1st year undergraduate module is a new module for students taking degrees in Human Resource
Management and Management. The students are traditionally weak in mathematical skills and
previous attempts to teach quantitative methods have not been successful and have at times
aggravated students' lack of self-efficacy in this area. The new module is being designed to provide a
less threatening approach to managing quantitative information and basic techniques of handling
management information. On-line materials will support this approach by providing tools for the
students to use at their own level of mathematical competence, with opportunities for
 self-study using worked examples

2. MBA - Research methods. (David Andrew)
This project will provide a structure for the students to design the statistical aspects of their
dissertations, utilising a decision making model the package would assist the student in the design
process and using case-study examples to illustrate the relationship between research design, types
of data collected and the statistical analysis of that data.

3. Sports Science and basic numeracy (Roger Gossett)
Roger Gossett is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Sciences at London
Metropolitan University. He has special research interests concerning the application of learning
technology to the teaching of science. He is about to start the final year of an MA in Learning and
Teaching in HE (MALTHE).

This project aims to develop a series of learning objects that make use of computer graphics to
facilitate the conceptual understanding of basic mathematical functions. The functions to be targeted
are: fractions, decimals, percentages, pie charts and probability. The learning objects will be designed
to be non-contextual in order that subject specialists will be able to use them in a blended learning
environment.

University of East London

4. Psychology (Professor Christine P. Dancey, Dr. Joan Painter, Dr. Gwyneth Hughes)
Christine Dancey has been at the University of East London since 1990. Her main area of teaching
is in statistics (univariate and multivariate), and she jointly-published the highly successful statistics
textbook “Statistics without Maths” with Dr. John Reidy. Her particular research interest is in the area
of psychosocial aspects of chronic illness, and she collaborates with colleagues both nationally and
internationally.

Dr. Joan Painter is a Learning Technology Advisor based in the School of Psychology. She first
became interested in e-learning whilst working as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology
at UEL in the 1990‟s and wanted to provide additional support for students in the area of research
methods and statistics. Since then she has been involved in the development of a range of online
learning materials and in helping staff to incorporate web-based technology into their teaching.

Dr. Gwyneth Hughes is the e-learning Co-ordinator at UEL and initiated a strategic approach to the
development of our VLE four years ago. She is a leader on a JISC funded project "Accreditation of


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Learning Technologists" and runs a SEDA and HE Academy accredited Application of Learning
Technology course which has received national recognition.

Statistical literacy is essential for progress on a large number of psychology degree programmes.
Nevertheless, notwithstanding this well established presence it is widely regarded as a notoriously
difficult subject to both teach and learn, not least because many of the students on these courses
have no desire whatsoever to become statisticians and regard the topic as being somewhat remote
from their main area of academic interest. Furthermore, in recent years this problem has been
exacerbated by the move towards a mass Higher Education (HW) system that necessarily means that
the profile of the contemporary intake is far more diverse in terms of mathematical knowledge.

In the School of Psychology at the University of East London we have responded to this problem by
adopting a strategy based on blended learning. In addition to conventional face-to-face teaching,
students have access to a wide range of resources delivered via our Virtual Learning Environment
(VLE). There are, for example, numerous interactive activities included in relation to each lecture
topic that serve to clarify and consolidate the statistical concepts introduced. Links to the wealth of
resources that are available on the web are also included, as are numerous self-assessment quizzes
that enable students to monitor their performance as they progress. Perhaps the most successful
aspect of the strategy, however, has been the extensive use of the discussion forum. Students post
queries, discuss issues and collaborate on particular areas of concern. Moreover, the postings from
the discussion forum have subsequently been analysed in order to facilitate the development of a
Frequently Asked Questions resource.

Given the large number of students within the School of Psychology it would have been extremely
difficult to provide the additional support structures necessary by conventional means. However, by
firmly embedding e-learning into the syllabus it has been possible to enhance the learning experience
of the students in a pedagogically sound and flexible way.

University of Oxford

5. Experimental Psychology (Dr David Popplewell)
David Popplewell is teaches statistics in the Department of Experimental Psychology and is the IT
Advisor to the Medical Sciences Division.

Psychology undergraduates often find it difficult to understand the basic principles of inferential
statistics and, more importantly, apply these principles to real-life situations. On-line materials will
provide a means for students to assess and develop their statistical knowledge by providing realistic
problems and worked examples relating to key statistical principles.




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          Appendix E – Work Packages

                                               1       2       3       4       5        6        7        8
WORKPACKAGES                         Month     (Aug)   (Sep)   (Oct)   (Nov)   (Dec)    (Jan)    (Feb)    (Mar)


1: WebAuth-enable LAMS                                                                      
2: WebAuth-enable TOIA                                                      
3: Develop community of practice                                                           
4: Build TOIA web service                                                            
5: Build LAMS web service                                                            
6: LAMS activity sequence export                                                     
7: LAMS IMS LD Level - A                                                             
8: Build and manage online                                                                 
    community support resource

          Project start date: 21-08-2004

          Project completion date: 1-03-2005

          Duration: [7] months




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                                                                                                 Outputs                     Milestone   Responsibility
             Work package and activity                 Earliest      Latest      (Clearly indicate deliverables & reports
                                                                   completion                     in bold)
                                                        Start         date

                                                        Date


YEAR 1
WORKPACKAGE 1: WebAuth-enable LAMS

Objective:
Build single sign-on integration between
Bodington and LAMS
1. Configure Apache on LAMS server in Oxford to      1/9/2004     1/12/2004      LAMS Apache server is configured to                     Oxford
   work with WebAuth server                                                      handle sign sign-on (SSO)
2. Develop LAMS software to by-pass login screen.    1/9/2004     1/2/2005       User in Bodington is able to pass to LAMS               Oxford/ LAMS
   This will also involve allowing LAMS to query                                 according to SSO mechanism
   Bodington LDAP to retrieve Person Data and
   permissions information




WORKPACKAGE 2: WebAuth-enable TOIA

Objective:
Build SSO mechanism between Bodington and TOIA
software.
3. Develop IIS module that communicates with         1/9/2004     1/2/2005       User in Bodington is able to pass to TOIA               Oxford/
    WebAuth to allow SSO                                                         according to SSO mechanism                              ExcelSoft
4. Install TOIA software at Oxford (production and   15/9/2004    22/9/2005      Project partners are able to use TOIA                   Oxford/
    test instance)                                                               instance at Oxford to develop                           ExcelSoft
                                                                                 assessments.


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WORKPACKAGE 3: Develop community of practice

Objective:
Support project partners in authoring LAMS
sequences, assessments in TOIA and resources
using other tools for learning numeracy skills.
5. LAMS and TOIA training with project partners       3/9/2004     3/9/2004       Skilled partners who understand the                     Oxford/
                                                                                  applications and the projects                           project
                                                                                                                                          partners
6. Workshop with partners to create LAMS              1/11/2004    15/12/2004     LAMS sequence and TOIA assessments for                  Oxford/
   sequences and TOIA assessments                                                 learning numeracy skills. This will be                  project
                                                                                  released openly to the UK community.                    partners
7. End of project meeting with partners to            25/2/2005    1/3/2005       Project partners meet to discuss lessons                Oxford/
   document lessons learnt                                                        learn. Will invite wider audience to this               project
                                                                                  meeting include CETIS pedagogy SIG.                     partners



WORKPACKAGE 4: Build TOIA web service

Objective:
Design and code web service in TOIA
8. Design web service using UML                       1/11/2004    1/12/2004      UML diagrams that describe the web.                     Oxford
9. Build web service (a) searchQTIObject,             1/12/2004    1/2/2005       WSDL and application code                               TOIA
    getQTIObject)
10. Investigate exporting TOIA QTI objects to other   1/2/2005     1/3/2005       Investigate use of other facilities that                Oxford
    runtime environments.                                                         can run QTI tests written in TOIA
                                                                                  software (VLEs and bespoke utilities)
11. Investigate exporting QTI objects to question     1/2/2005     1/3/2005       Investigate exporting QTI objects                       Oxford
    banks                                                                         authored in TOIA to other question
                                                                                  banks.



WORKPACKAGE 5: Build LAMS web service

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Objective:
Design and code web service in LAMS
12. Design web service using UML                     1/11/2004    1/12/2004      UML diagrams that describe the web.                   Oxford
13. Build web service                                1/12/2004    1/2/2005       WSDL and java                                         Macquarie
14. Write code that consumes TOIA web service        1/2/2005     1/3/2005       Ability to use TOIA WSDL to pass to TOIA              Macquarie/
                                                                                 software and send back link to an                     Oxford
                                                                                 assessment held in TOIA for the learner




WORKPACKAGE 6: LAMS activity sequence export

Objective:
Build functionality in LAMS to export
representation of a student activity during a LAMS
sequence
15. Design HTML export                               1/12/2004    1/1/2005       Prototype of HTML export                              Macquarie
16. Write code                                       1/1/2005     1/3/2005       Activity sequence export in HTML                      Macquarie


WORKPACKAGE 7: LAMS IMS LD Level - A

Objective:
Ability to export a LAMS sequence in a format
compliant with the IMS LD Level – A XML Schema
17. Technical design                                 1/11/2004    1/12/2004      Technical design document                             Macquarie
18. Write code                                       1/12/2004    1/3/2004       Open source java code released under                  Macquarie
                                                                                 the license that exports XML compliant
                                                                                 with the IMS LD Level-A schema




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  WORKPACKAGE 8: Build and manage online
  community support resource

  Objective:
  Build online resource to support project partners
  in creating LAMS sequences, TOIA assessments and
  in how to use other tools – with the goal of
  creating resources for numeracy skills

  19. Design online resource                          24/8/2004    27/8/2004      Design document                                         Oxford
  20. Build, manage and support online community      1/10/2004    1/3/2004       Online resource populated with best                     Oxford and
      resource                                                                    practice guidelines and project resources               project
                                                                                  for numeracy skills                                     partners



Members of Project Team:

University of Oxford
Howard Noble (HN)
Dr. Vivien Sieber (VS)
Katharine Lindsay (KL)

Macquarie University
Prof. James Dalziel (JD)

ExcelSoft
Ajay Kulkani (AK)




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