The transition from JACS to HECoS gives higher education providers the opportunity to improve their internal analysis and data functions. Alan Paull explains how this will be enabled.
Alan Paull has been involved in the development and maintenance of courses information standards since the mid-1980s, including working on the new HECoS subject classification to replace JACS, the Superclass and Learndirect subject classification systems and the Sector Subject Areas (SSA) system.
He has worked as a consultant on a variety of projects for Jisc, The Open University, the University of Nottingham, Middlesex University and many other universities and colleges.
He has provided supporting technical skills to many Jisc-funded projects and is a co-author of the eXchanging Course Related Information (XCRI) eProspectus standard.
Current work is primarily focused on helping universities to provide their courses information to 3rd party data collectors, and, as a partner in Cetis, supporting a Jisc project developing a learning analytics service for UK universities and colleges.