The VMAP Project has received further funding to develop the software, carry out pilot implementations and user trials. The funding from round 2 of the Distributed elearning Programme covers developments from June 2005 to March 2006.
The VMAP project was initially funded by JISC under round 1 of the Distributed elearning Programme, from September 2004 - March 2005. The purpose of the VMAP project was to develop an elearning tool that would enable the development of ePortfolios. The particular approach that the project team adopted was to allow the development (and display) of a portfolio using a visual map to allow the representation of the portfolio. Further details from the VMAP project page on the JISC website.
Project documentation available from the Project Development pages held within the E-learning framework website.
The broad aim is to provide a software tool that will be more accessible to dyslexics and better enable them to produce an e-Portfolio than existing tools.
The objectives of the project are to:
The software is written in Java using Java 1.4.2+, so should run on all operating systems. You can download versions of VMAP from our files page on sourceforge, or run the latest version using Java Web start. If you are more adventurous and would like to download the project from the sourceforge code repository using cvs, then you can from our cvs pages.
The software is released under the GNU General Public License.
Exemplars of using e Portfolios will be added here as they are developed.
View VMAP help to learn about using the software.
e-Learning Tools Projects - There are 22 eLearning Tools Projects funded as part of round 1 of the Distributed eLearning Programme.
CETIS - the centre for educational technology interoperability standards.
IMS - IMS Global Specification.
ELF - The eLearning Framework.
Contact the project team at celt 'at' gold.ac.uk
John Phelps, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Thanks to the Round 1 project Team. Martin Wellard at Goldsmiths and Sean Keogh, Elizabeth Polding at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice