Clipper A research and development project that is ongoing to develop a to A web annotation toolkit specialising in audio-visual resources, part of the rapidly developing field of web technology that is supported by the work of the internet standards body, The World Wide Web Consortium and their specialist working groups. This started out as a research data management project but has since widened to include educational and cultural applications. The website is under a Creative Commons attribution  CC-BY licence and the software code is licensed under a free and open source licence..  You can find the project web site here;

Web Content Authoring Toolkit. Software development project at Central Saint Martins art college, London. This created a prototype authoring platform enabling users to create versions of the MIT content. The authoring platform was created using ‘pure’ javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL and CK Editor. The rationale was to use HTML as the native file format.  You can see a screen movie demonstrating the prototype here: and an MIT course ‘clone’ created with the prototype[1].

O’Reilly Publishing is also coming to similar conclusions in regards to using HTML as the native file format for authoring systems.[2]

[1] Sample course

[2] O’Reilly article

TRUSTDR (Trust in Digital Repositories) a research project that examined how to effectively manage the legal aspects of digital collections of learning resources. It did this by critically examining the cultural, educational and technical factors involved and produced practical solutions and analyses that are still very relevant today. It took a very broad approach to the subject and examined issues of cultural and organisational change in relation to the use of technology in education. All the outputs are freely available under a Creative Commons attribution  CC-BY licence.  You can find the project web site here;

A Practical Guide to Providing Fexible Learning in Further and Higher Education. (Published by the QAA)
Casey, J. and Wilson. P. (2006) A practical guide to providing flexible learning in further and higher education. Quality Assurance Agency for Scotland. Published on the web at: Also available  in different formats at this link. Originally produced while working at the UHI, this is currently being re-written as a new revised and extended work with the working title of; Taking Care of Business: A Handbook for Using Technology in Education and Training, you will find working notes and sketches for this in the Notes and Sketches section of this website.

The CIT-EA Project Creating Innovative Technology – Enhanced Assessments. A research project that explored ways to increase  the amount of assessment in Further and Higher Education using technology. Its ‘signature’ approach was to use systems theory to explore and identify the barriers to the adoption of e-assessment and identify workable solutions – it also had a particular focus on using learning design concepts especially the use of ‘design patterns’ in the form of assessment design templates. All the outputs are freely available under a Creative Commons attribution  CC-BY licence.  You can find the project web site here;