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Web Services for Reflective Learning (WS4RL)

Developed by: Oxford University
Funded under: JISC ELF Toolkits (2004)
Domain area: PDP / Personal Information Management
More information: Commentary by the project team

Software components:

PDP Webservice The PDP Webservice facilitates the creation or destruction of learner records data (in some ways similar to Enterprise Webservices) to be used in tandem with the PIADS service.
Software type: Platform: JAVA (OS Independent) / WSDL
Source code and downloads: PDPWS on Sourceforge

Personal Information Aggregation and Distribution Service Is a generic webservice specification for creating and reviewing records of personal information across disaggregated databases. Such information in the context of PDP could include information about educational and other activities, achievements or qualifications, skills or competencies, goals or aspirations, interests, and the products of and evidence for many of those things. Being generic, the service could be employed by a range of systems including those for ePortfolios.
Software type: Platform: JAVA (OS Independent) / WSDL
Source code and downloads: PDPWS on Sourceforge

More information:

See the Commentary by the project team and the document links on the right hand side of this page.
For more on how this project fits into the wider e-Learning programme see: e-Learning Focus