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Learning Opportunities (XCRI)

XCRI is a JISC-funded, UK-oriented project to establish a specification to support the eXchange of Course-Related Information. XCRI stands for eXchanging Course-Related Information, and the XCRI Course Advertising Profile (XCRI-CAP) is an XML specification used to share information about courses between UK education institutions and aggregators such as UCAS and other sites that advertise courses.


25 Apr 2013 Sheila MacNeill
I was delighted to take part in the University of Southampton’s 2nd digital literacies conference (#sotonmooc) event yesterday. I gave a presentation on my experiences of being a student on MOOCs. However, what really made the day for me was hearing from some “real” students about the range work they have been involved in as […]
Learning Opportunities (XCRI)
17 Apr 2013 Wilbert Kraan
Last weekend, a motley crew of designers, students, developers, business and government people came together in Edinburgh to prototype designs and apps to help learners manage their journeys. With help, I built a prototype that showed how curriculum and course offering data can be combined with e-portfolios to help learners find their way. The first […]
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25 Mar 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Oops, I did it again. I’ve now managed to complete another MOOC. Bringing my completion rate of to a grand total of 3 (the non completion number is quite a bit higher but more on that later). And I now have 6 badges from #oldsmooc and a certificate (or “statement of accomplishment”) from Coursera. But […]
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06 Mar 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Following on from yesterday’s post, another “thought bomb” that has been running around my brain is something far closer to the core of Audrey’s “who owns your educational data?” presentation. Audrey was advocating the need for student owned personal data lockers (see screen shot below). This idea also chimes with the work of the Tin […]
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05 Mar 2013 Lorna M. Campbell
Thanks to Pat Lockley for drawing my attention to Reuter’s interesting take on inBloom, the US K-12 development that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. You can find the article here: K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents. Just in case you missed it, inBloom is a new technology integration [...]
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Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Events

Past Events

Design Bash
Date: 30 Sep 2011
XCRI at the JISC Annual Conference
Date: 12 Apr 2010 to 13 Apr 2010
XCRI end/start meeting
Date: 02 Oct 2008

Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Resources

Stephen Downes on XCRI
Date: Oct 2009
XCRI Projects in PROD
Date: Oct 2009
XCRI:Exchanging course information
Date: Jan 2006

Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Publications

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