The First EPICS Project
North east regional collaboration around e portfolio progression pathways with illustrative case studies (EPICS).
Start date: 31 January 2005
End date: 31 October 2006
Funding: JISC (Distributed e-learning programme)
The outputs and documentation for each work package can be found from the work package menu (below)
This is a JISC funded project and is part of the Distributed e-Learning Strand which the overall aims of the programme fit with the strategic vision of the JISC?s e-learning programme activities.
Further information and links to other programmes within this strand can be found at Distributed e-Learning Strand
EPICS has been designed to develop, test and evaluate a practical approach, building on existing tools and good practice, to implement a region-wide infrastructure for the easy transfer of progress file, e portfolio and personal development planning information across a range of agencies and institutions in the North East and centred on the individual. Outcomes include a region-wide agreed technical exchange framework and a handbook of good practice with illustrative case studies, which will be widely disseminated.
HE: University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Lead institution),
University of Durham, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, University of Teesside and University of Sunderland
FE: City of Sunderland College (COSC), Stockton Riverside College.
Additional FE Colleges with close partnership arrangements with the Universities such as association through the OWL project: Tyne Metropolitan, South Tyneside College. Gateshead College and Newcastle College.
Regional stakeholders: UnisNE, NorMAN and the JISC Regional Support Centre (RSC)
Project Director: Paul Hopkins
Project Manager: Lawrence Taylor
Further Information c/o Paul Horner
Work Packages, Project Outputs, Deliverables & Dissemination
WP1 & 2: Plans, Controls etc
WP3: PDP,Portfolio Review
WP4: Develop and establish use cases
WP5: Governance Framework
WP6: Establish ePortfolio servers
WP7: Implement a technology interpretation/transfer negotiation layer
WP8 & 9: Shibboleth Component
WP10: Test and document transfer of data
WP11: Project Dissemination plan
WP12: A Project Rreview
WP13: Project Evaluation
WP14: Sustaining the pedagogy and life long learner activities
WP15: Sustaining, fine tuning and embedding of the E-portfolio interoperability between the region institutions VLE and E-portfolio systems
WP16; The engagement and embedding of institutional policy-makers
The North East PDP Forum
Read the Report from the North East PDP Forum (June, 2006) which has created a community of practice around PDP, pedagogy and ePortfolios in the region.
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Last Modified: 06/11/2007