XCRI-CAP - Overview
A major reform of the Higher Education sector is currently underway, driven by the white paper ‘Students at the Heart of the System’. One of the key areas of focus within this report is the ability to make course information more widely accessible, and most importantly, comparable. In doing so, course data can be made available in a way which is linked and easily understood by prospective students, their families, schools, careers advisers, employers and any other interested party, either via the HEFCE Key Information Set (KIS) initiative or via course comparison websites and other aggregation services.
For Blackpool and the Fylde College, the primary issue relating to the achievement of this aim surrounds the collection, storage, presentation and maintenance of this data. The systems within the organisation which relate to the management of course marketing information are somewhat disparate and disjointed. In addition, the processes employed to ensure the accuracy of their content relies heavily on a significant amount of human intervention, and as such they are inefficient and arduous.
By taking part in stage one of the JISC Course Data Management Programme, Blackpool and The Fylde College will undertake a review of all existing systems and processes involved in the provision of course data in order to identify ways in which we can make improvements and efficiencies which will enable the College to ensure the provision of clear, accessible and accurate course information using the XCRI Course Advertising Protocol.
To review Internal Systems and Processes relating to the provision of course related information, using the XCRI-CAP Self Assessment Framework.
To create a stage 2 project plan to identify improvements to be made to existing systems and processes to facilitate the implementation of an XCRI-CAP feed, accessible via a COOL URI.
To obtain a greater understanding of our organisational strengths and weaknesses associated with the provision of course information.
- Academic Studies
- Access and Continuing Education
- Art and Design
- Business and Professional Studies
- Creative Arts
- Engineering, Computing and Automotive
- Hairdressing, Beauty and Related Therapies
- Hospitality, Tourism and Sport
- Nautical and Maritime Operations
- Project Management
- Society, Health and Childhood
- Teacher Training and Education