OPUS and Assessment 3 – Regime Change

This is the third and final article in a short series on how OPUS, a system for managing placement on-line, handles assessment. You probably want to read the first and second article before getting into this. Regime Change It’s not just in geo-political diplomacy that regime change is a risky proposition. In general you should… Continue reading OPUS and Assessment 3 – Regime Change

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OPUS and Assessment 2 – Adding Custom Assessments

This is a follow on to the previous article on setting up assessment in OPUS, an on-line system for placement learning. You probably want to read that first. This is much more advanced and requires some technical knowledge (or someone that has that). Making New Assessments Suppose that OPUS doesn’t have the assessment you want,… Continue reading OPUS and Assessment 2 – Adding Custom Assessments

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OPUS and Assessment 1 – The Basics

Sample Assessment Information

OPUS is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) web application I wrote at Ulster University to manage work based learning. It has been, and is used by some other universities too. Among its features is a way to understand the assessment structure for different groups and how it can change over years in such… Continue reading OPUS and Assessment 1 – The Basics

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OPUS and ASET, ten years on

Ten years ago today, I and a few colleagues from Ulster University presented some of our work on on-line Placement Management at the ASET conference in York. At that time our system was simply called the Placement Management System or PMS, and yes of course this led to more than a few comments. At that… Continue reading OPUS and ASET, ten years on

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Importing data from lots of systems with PHP and Regular Expressions

Preamble: I found this article sitting as a draft for several years (2009), so the software release it mentions was years ago! But I figured I’d finally proof read and release the article since the problem it addresses is still a real one. On Friday I released version 4.1.0 of OPUS which has been in… Continue reading Importing data from lots of systems with PHP and Regular Expressions

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