There’s an ITT on the JISC funding site for testing tools to support the #coursedata call:
A validator… to validate feeds… and provide meaningful feedback to help correct invalid feeds…
and an aggregator to pull registered feeds together, so simple comparison can be run against feeds, for sense checking.
The tools should be available from March 2012, and one of the aims is to use the underpinning code as a way to investigate what can be done with a rump of XCRI-CAP data.
I’m going to be at the JISC CETIS Design Bash in Oxford http://designbash11.eventbrite.com/ on the 30/9/11
And am happy to collect ideas for useful things to do with the data, dev days or competitions.