Introduction To Xerte


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Xerte is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors. Xerte Online Toolkits is a server-based suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required. Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolktis can be extended by developers using Xerte.

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Introduction To Xerte

  1. 1. Xerte Online Toolkits Andy Beggan Learning Team Leader Julian Tenney Lead Developer
  2. 2. Introduction
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  4. 4. The IS Learning Team <ul><li>Centralised e-learning support team with a dedicated VLE support function </li></ul><ul><li>Well established –mainly supporting campus based e-learning for over 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Shortlisted for THE award (2008) & WISE awards (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Winner ALT Team award 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Blended & distance learning support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Media (video/podcasts/SL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production ( Xerte , OSLS ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery (WebCT/QMP/Support) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. E-Learning Toolkits <ul><li>At Nottingham e-learning toolkits can be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial guides or case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bespoke e-learning tools/solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Led to Xerte Online Toolkits </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating academic adoption of e-learning by reducing or removing technical barriers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Xerte background <ul><li>E-Learning production can be time-consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Sought to minimise re-invention of the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Support re-use throughout production </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC TechDIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhance productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Xerte <ul><li>X ML E ditor & R un- T ime E ngine </li></ul><ul><li>Initially developer focussed </li></ul><ul><li>Provided a consistent, accessible, and re-usable interface for content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Version 1 freely available in October 2006 and used around the world </li></ul><ul><li>August 2008, Version 2 released as open source </li></ul>
  8. 8. Xerte Online Toolkits <ul><li>Teacher focussed version </li></ul><ul><li>Browser based to remove technical barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Easy content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Support collaborative development </li></ul><ul><li>Positive response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of student survey responses rated the learning package created in Xerte Online Toolkits as either good or excellent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example Learning Object </li></ul>
  9. 9. Demonstration of tools
  10. 10. <ul><li>Xerte Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Currently attracting ~2200 visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>100,769 page views during 2008 to date </li></ul><ul><li>Active global community of over 230 developers </li></ul><ul><li>Xerte </li></ul><ul><li>Used in over 100 academic institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Available in open source under GPL </li></ul><ul><li>Xerte Online Toolkits </li></ul><ul><li>Launched September 2008 at ALT-C </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1500 projects created at Nottingham </li></ul><ul><li>Version 1.5 released Sept 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Xpert beta site now available </li></ul>
  11. 11. XPERT <ul><li>X erte P ublic E -learning R eposi T ory </li></ul><ul><li>JISC funded under rapid innovation programme </li></ul><ul><li>To progress the vision of a distributed architecture of e-learning resources for sharing and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Xerte Online Toolkits </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bolton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jisc TechDis </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. XPERT
  13. 13. XPERT
  14. 14. For further details… <ul><li>Xerte: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Xerte Online Toolkits: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Xpert beta : </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>