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)

Final Report

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.

Project partners

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

Related Links

City of Sunderland College
Gateshead College
JISC Regional Support Centre Northern
Newcastle College
North East Metropolitan Area Network (NorMAN)
Northumbria University
South Tyneside College
Stockton Riverside College
Tyne Metropolitan College
Universities for the North East
University of Durham
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
University of Sunderland
University of Teesside

See also: Higher Education Links
EPICS Publications

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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