Press release

HT2 and Webanywhere partner to deliver xAPI and Moodle project with Jisc

Learning NewsWebanywhere Limited

HT2, the learning technology specialist, has appointed Webanywhere as its partner for the implementation of a new contract with Jisc.

Jisc has selected HT2's Open Source Learning Record Store, Learning Locker, as the foundation of a massively scalable Open Learning Analytics service for the UK education sector.

Jisc is a registered charity that champions the use of digital technologies in UK education and research. The Open Learning Analytics project will bring a standardised and scalable service to UK education providers who are starting out their journeys with Learning Analytics. HT2 and Webanywhere will work closely with Jisc to ensure that the capabilities of experience API and Learning Locker are effectively embedded into the Open Learning Analytics eco-system.

Conor Gilligan, Webanywhere Head of Workplace says: “Webanywhere is really excited about partnering with HT2 on the Jisc contract. Jisc are truly innovative in their approach, they are really looking to shake up the FE and HE landscape with the Learning Analytics Project.  Given Webanywhere has previous successes with HT2 as the only official Moodle and Learning Locker Partner, we are confident we can bring the best possible solution to Jisc."

Dr Ben Betts, CEO of HT2, commented, “Jisc shares our passion and belief that learning data should be Open, Standard and Student-Centric. The Open Analytics project is a hugely exciting initiative that seeks to provide a one-stop-shop for institutions to use their existing infrastructure as the basis for advanced Learning Analytics. By adopting the xAPI and by using Learning Locker as a foundation of the project, Jisc have given themselves a huge head start in rapidly establishing a basic service that can be built upon for years to come.”

More about xAPI is available via the HT2 MOOC and the Webanywhere Tin Can web pages. 

Notes to the editor:

About HT2
The world’s most innovative learning organisations use HT2 to create their products and services for online learning. Their vision is to enable continuous learning as a fundamental part of working life.

About Learning Locker
Learning Locker is an open source Learning Record Store; a type of data repository designed to store learning activity statements generated by xAPI (Tin Can) compliant learning activities.

About Jisc
Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future. More information is available via www.jisc.ac.uk or by contacting the press team on press@jisc.ac.uk.