The request for  new learning resources   Where are they? Leo Højsholt-Poulsen UNI • C  The Danish IT Centre for Education...
<ul><li>MANY titles </li></ul><ul><li>FEW users </li></ul>Digital learning resources The learning ressource of the 21 Cent...
But let us suppose  that digital learning resources  are the future At least one digital ressource has documented its impa...
From Wikimedia Commons The Internet
<ul><li>Most countries: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning resources for schools are paid by ‘public’ money  – in one way or  the ...
<ul><li>Include content </li></ul><ul><li>to help beginners </li></ul><ul><li>Be open </li></ul><ul><li>to allow for new c...
Unawareness of the opportunities  is often a major barrier to progress <ul><li>It must be easier to: </li></ul><ul><li>Fin...
Repositories bridge the gap between providers and users Where are the users ? Where are the learning resources ? producer ...
Repositories of learning resources <ul><li>Repositories are key disseminators of information of available learning resourc...
<ul><li>The national repository of  Danish  learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Materialeplatformen </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
EdReNe Network EdReNe is a thematic network c o-funded by the European Union , through the eContentplus programme
EdReNe – Educational Repositories Network <ul><li>Founding members </li></ul><ul><li>UNI•C  ( Denmark)  </li></ul><ul><li>...
A basic list of issues sets the agenda <ul><li>How do you establish a repository of learning resources together with produ...
Edrene.org
SoA - “Huge variety of repositories across Europe” <ul><li>Catalogues of descriptions (metadata, links) </li></ul><ul><li>...
SoA – obvious trends <ul><li>Public money in one way or the other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central or regional initiatives  <...
Success indicators <ul><ul><li>A successful repository is a platform that many use to find learning resources of high qual...
Danish national repository use statistics Marketing works
SoA - some success stories <ul><li>Education Highway  in Austria. By far the biggest educational repository, offering  </l...
EduHi.at – Page views per month
Eduhi.at – Why are we successful? <ul><li>“ As our editors are teachers they know what their colleagues need and try to pr...
SoA – more success stories <ul><li>KlasCement  in Belgium, an initiative of a non-profit organization. Maintained by five ...
No quality control Community based
Very successful commercial repository
SoA – New developments <ul><li>Content is linked to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. in France, Ireland, Denmark,...
EDUREP value chain and communities Model for Succes  - 3 tier solution. Specialisation is the key
New players on the pitch <ul><li>Cultural heritage  (educational) repositories have emerged  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. De...
Europeana.eu Europeana is a place for inspiration and ideas The current prototype links to  4.2 million digital objects fr...
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  1. 1. The request for new learning resources Where are they? Leo Højsholt-Poulsen UNI • C The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research Denmark
  2. 2. <ul><li>MANY titles </li></ul><ul><li>FEW users </li></ul>Digital learning resources The learning ressource of the 21 Century:
  3. 3. But let us suppose that digital learning resources are the future At least one digital ressource has documented its impact:
  4. 4. From Wikimedia Commons The Internet
  5. 5. <ul><li>Most countries: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning resources for schools are paid by ‘public’ money – in one way or the other </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous national support programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Public support strategies to digital learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>To providers? </li></ul><ul><li>To end-users? </li></ul><ul><li>In some countries the Government provides a free set of digital learning resources, e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>Korea ( - www.edunet4u.net) [1+2] </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary ( - sdt.sulinet.hu) [1+2] </li></ul><ul><li>Also initiatives in France, Spain and Norway [1] </li></ul><ul><li>Austria and Italy [2] </li></ul>Digital learning resources – Public vs. Private
  6. 6. <ul><li>Include content </li></ul><ul><li>to help beginners </li></ul><ul><li>Be open </li></ul><ul><li>to allow for new content </li></ul>A new digital learning resource should
  7. 7. Unawareness of the opportunities is often a major barrier to progress <ul><li>It must be easier to: </li></ul><ul><li>Find </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul><ul><li>educational materials of all kinds </li></ul>
  8. 8. Repositories bridge the gap between providers and users Where are the users ? Where are the learning resources ? producer teacher Viola!
  9. 9. Repositories of learning resources <ul><li>Repositories are key disseminators of information of available learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>In repositories users search or browse for relevant resources (text books, websites, digital learning resources etc.) among the vast supply on the market </li></ul>External bases with collections and materials Producers: Register, update, upload, search, read statistics on usage Teachers, librarians, students etc.: Search, browse, download, upload, feed-back Repository
  10. 10. <ul><li>The national repository of Danish learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Materialeplatformen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24.000 learning resources of all types (books – digital media – museum exhibits etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from professional publishers to teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning resources from Danish museums and science centres </li></ul><ul><li>E-Museum </li></ul><ul><li>The national link repository </li></ul><ul><li>Fagenes Infoguide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10.000 links to websites for education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>categorized by type of school and subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluated by experienced teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are many different types of educational repositories in various countries </li></ul>What is an educational repository? - the Danish situation illustrates the broad concept of educational repositories
  11. 11. EdReNe Network EdReNe is a thematic network c o-funded by the European Union , through the eContentplus programme
  12. 12. EdReNe – Educational Repositories Network <ul><li>Founding members </li></ul><ul><li>UNI•C ( Denmark) </li></ul><ul><li>EUN – European Schoolnet ( Europe ) </li></ul><ul><li>EENET - European Expert's Network for Education and Technology ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>Menon Network ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>FWU - Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht ( Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>TLF - Tiger Leap Foundation ( Estonia) </li></ul><ul><li>UNI-LJ-FMF, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Uni. of Ljubljana ( Slovenia) </li></ul><ul><li>ITC - Centre of IT in Education ( Lithuania) </li></ul><ul><li>Skolverket - The Swedish National Agencyfor Education ( Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>ENIS Austria ( Austria ) </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE –National Centre for Technology in Education ( Ireland ) </li></ul><ul><li>Kennisnet – Sticting Kennisnet Ict op School ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>Becta - British Educational Communications and Technology Agency ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>CNDP - Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique ( France ) </li></ul><ul><li>Giunti Interactive Labs ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>BFU- Brancheforeningen for undervisningsmidler ( Denmark ) </li></ul><ul><li>AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>EduLearn ( Portugal ) </li></ul><ul><li>sDae - Sociedad Digital De Autores Y Esitores ( Spain ) </li></ul><ul><li>IML - Umeå University Department of Interactive Media and Learning ( Sweden ) </li></ul><ul><li>Associated members </li></ul><ul><li>Utdanning.no ( Norway ) </li></ul><ul><li>Utdanningsdirektoratet ( Norway ) </li></ul><ul><li>VETAMIX ( Finland ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lektion.se ( Sweden ) </li></ul><ul><li>Intrallect Ltd   (UK)   </li></ul><ul><li>SLO - Netherland’s Institute for Curriculum Development  ( The Netherlands )  </li></ul><ul><li>CTIE - Centre suisse des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement ( Switzerland ) </li></ul><ul><li>APS IT-diensten ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>TLU-CET - Talinn University ( Estonia ) </li></ul><ul><li>CTE - Centre de technologie de l'éducation ( Luxembourg ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ontwikkelcentrum ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>LTScotland , Learning and Teaching Scotland ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopaedia Britannica Education ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>DGIDC –Ministry of Education ( Portugal ) </li></ul><ul><li>ALLIANZ S.p.A . ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachable.net ( United Kingdom ) </li></ul><ul><li>Agenzia Nazionale per lo Sviluppo dell’Autonomia Scolastica (former INDIRE) ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Technologies ( United Kingdom ) </li></ul>
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  14. 14. A basic list of issues sets the agenda <ul><li>How do you establish a repository of learning resources together with producers and users </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday organisation and management of a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Optimising number of titles and users </li></ul><ul><li>Quality frameworks and criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Networking repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalities and features of a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical metadata and links to curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Management of IPR screening and clearance </li></ul><ul><li>Role of repositories in the new web environment </li></ul>
  15. 15. Edrene.org
  16. 16. SoA - “Huge variety of repositories across Europe” <ul><li>Catalogues of descriptions (metadata, links) </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogues and Containers of content (metadata & data) </li></ul><ul><li>Networks of repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources - All types of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Free content – Commercial content </li></ul><ul><li>For everybody – Membership based (login) </li></ul><ul><li>Validated/screened (quality assurance, rights management) </li></ul><ul><li>Some facilitate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Target: schools, further/higher ed., homes </li></ul>
  17. 17. SoA – obvious trends <ul><li>Public money in one way or the other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central or regional initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to encourage teachers’ uptake of innovative materials and learning styles (traditional textbooks are still preferred by a majority of the teachers ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But also examples of successful commercial or user driven repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>web resource (a collection of web sites) somewhere in cyberspace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Catalogues and containers of content (metadata & data) </li></ul><ul><li>For everybody (no membership requested) </li></ul><ul><li>Target: schools (further/higher ed. separately) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Success indicators <ul><ul><li>A successful repository is a platform that many use to find learning resources of high quality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use should be regular and frequent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality not quantity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected Usage pattern </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Danish national repository use statistics Marketing works
  20. 20. SoA - some success stories <ul><li>Education Highway in Austria. By far the biggest educational repository, offering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36 subject oriented portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over 800 thematic collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more than 80.000 titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Since February 1994 online </li></ul><ul><li>Repository started with a database in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Subject oriented repositories since 1996/1997 First subject: Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>www.schule.at adapted to this concept in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Today still the most successful portals in Austria </li></ul>
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  22. 22. EduHi.at – Page views per month
  23. 23. Eduhi.at – Why are we successful? <ul><li>“ As our editors are teachers they know what their colleagues need and try to provide this content and links on the subject oriented platforms. The teachers like that they can access relevant content and helpful links.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students like that they find relevant content for presentations and reports, because the work of filtering the content has already been done by teachers.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. SoA – more success stories <ul><li>KlasCement in Belgium, an initiative of a non-profit organization. Maintained by five teachers funded by the government, and everything is submitted by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Lektion.se in Sweden, a private initiative founded by teachers. It is the most popular service currently with more than 200.000 users, and is a rapidly expanding base of shared lesson plans </li></ul>Often user based repositories appear to impact better than traditional top-down approaches
  25. 25. No quality control Community based
  26. 26. Very successful commercial repository
  27. 27. SoA – New developments <ul><li>Content is linked to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. in France, Ireland, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Austria, Norway and the UK (the now closed Curriculum Online service) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance and rights issues play a big role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of findings from the EdReNe Quality Assurance sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiatives combine central repositories with school learning platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. England, Scotland, Spain, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Italy, Finland and Austrian regions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The National Digital Resource Bank in England will provide a national repository to house content created by schools and local authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Users meet the repository or a collection of repositories at their local school web portal or in their own virtual learning environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. The Netherlands (Edurep), Sweden (The Spider), Denmark (Materialeplatformen) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. EDUREP value chain and communities Model for Succes - 3 tier solution. Specialisation is the key
  29. 29. New players on the pitch <ul><li>Cultural heritage (educational) repositories have emerged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana – cultural collections of Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting companies have established popular services by which schools can subscribe to TV and radio productions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Ireland and the UK. </li></ul></ul>
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  31. 31. Europeana.eu Europeana is a place for inspiration and ideas The current prototype links to 4.2 million digital objects from more than 1000 organisations Version 1.0 (2010) will link to more than 10 million digital objects Although Europeana has to be a unique source it is not all in one database. It is a distributed solution. “ Europeana should be the single, direct and multilingual access point to the European cultural heritage” - European Parliament September 27, 2007
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  33. 33. Repositories can also be small, still innovative The “Knowledge Hub” (Kunskapshuppen) from Årtaskolan in Sweden The teachers share their clips on YouTube, and add good stuff from YouTube to Kunskapshubben. “ Although we are good we cannot do everything” (quote ;-) They use Creative Commons licenses. It is important to note that the clips complement teaching in class – it is not a replacement! Link to the website: www.kunskapshubben.se
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  35. 36. The world’s best learning resource is no good if nobody uses it Benchmarking Access and Use of ICT in European Schools , September 2006 http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/benchmarking/index_en.htm
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