Catching up on work done to date:
In July, John Bolland from Olivedon Ltd. was referred by CETIS (Scott Wilson) to Alan Paull of APS Ltd who is working with JISC/CETIS on the next stage of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) technical specification as Project Manager.
The JISC Graduate Recruitment Intelligence project was discussed, in particular the requirement in the project proposal to engage with CETIS on the development of the HEAR XML and to consider the relevance of other standards to this initiative.
Regarding wider standards, Alan would like the project’s focus to be on the HEAR specification as he/others are considering the impact of the HEAR on other standards. The value of the GRI project to his work should be to reveal the practical issues emerging from implementation of the HEAR.
The following was discussed as a way ahead:
- The updated HEAR guidance notes are available online now (Design aims and Requirements) on the HEAR WIKI. http://www.xcri.org/wiki/index.php/HEAR_1.0_Requirements
- A detailed draft HEAR spec needs to go on the WIKI, this is planned for the end December 2010 to be finalised March 2011. The previously produced technical spec from CETIS remains current. http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Information_model_and_XML_binding_for_the_HEAR
- An updated draft HEAR spec will be circulated by Alan Paull in September 2010
- A gap analysis between the draft spec and vendor products is desirable. The plan is for Alan to produce this at the end Sept/October 2010 to update the draft spec before publication.
- Therefore Alan would like feedback on the impact of the draft spec on gradintel systems. I have scheduled a call to Alan Paull at the end of August to arrange a meet in early September 2010 to discuss the University of Gloucestershire project and any technical issues emerging from implementation and the gap analysis, subject of course to the progress of your technical team on the software installation and the data mapping exercise that follows.