co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programme              Open Educational Data:         the case of the mEdu...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme    Summary       OERs       A short account on OERs & ...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme    Open Educational Resources    (OERs)3
co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeOpen movement   1980’s Open Source Software: GNU General Public ...
co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeFreedoms   Openness, therefore OER, should offer the following t...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme6                             Medical Education Infromati...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme    Medical Education: facts & challenges       Medical ...
co-funded by the        European Commission        eContentplus programme        Web 2.0 (social web) advances       high...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme    Web2.0 notions in mEdcuator    platforms9            ...
co-funded by the         European Commission         eContentplus programme     Web3.0 (semantic web)         emphasis on...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     What is mEducator?        A Best Practice Network...
co-funded by the          European Commission          eContentplus programme     mEducator Partners                      ...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     mEducator central idea        discover, retrieve,...
co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeUltimate goal…      provide mechanisms for content publishing, d...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     mEducator “content”     refers to any type of educ...
Personal Blogs      co-funded by theClass Discussion Forums      European Commission      eContentplus programme          ...
co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programme                         17
The mEducator resource schema        Emphasis on repurposing histories…        Describing Repurposing histories...     ...
Conceptual Model - Overview       MedBiquitous Annual    1       Conference 2011        9
Conceptual Model - In detail          MedBiquitous Annual          Conference 2011       20
RDF Model        title       Medical        creator                   Resource                     JohneducationalObjectiv...
Additional capabilities of the model        static user-edited or automatically generated         metadata fields       ...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     Some interconnected     mEducator3.0 platforms23  ...
co-funded by the    European Commission    eContentplus programme   Google-Mapping histories of a resourceKonstantinidis e...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     Conclusions        The current mEducator consorti...
co-funded by the     European Commission     eContentplus programme     Associate Partnership     Application     Register...
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Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis (meducator EU Project Coordinator, Steering Committee OKFN Greece) Open Educational Data: the case of meducator project.

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  1. 1. co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programme Open Educational Data: the case of the mEducator project Panos Bamidis Assist. Prof. Medical Education Informatics Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece MEI 2012 Thessaloniki April, 2012 http://www.meducator.net
  2. 2. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Summary  OERs  A short account on OERs & MedEdu  mEducator approach  How OERs are treated with mEducator technology  Prospects2 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  3. 3. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Open Educational Resources (OERs)3
  4. 4. co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeOpen movement 1980’s Open Source Software: GNU General Public License (GPL) was designed not only to ensure that the software produced by GNU will remain free, but to promote the production of more and more free software focuses on communicating authorized use Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has the aim to respond to the needs of educators and students for open, adaptable resources and emphasizes the transformative possibilities of digitally created and distributed resources 4
  5. 5. co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeFreedoms Openness, therefore OER, should offer the following three freedoms: 1. The freedom to study a work and apply knowledge offered from it. 2. The freedom to redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of a work. 3. The freedom to make improvements or other changes, i.e. to make adaptations, to the content of a work, and the freedom to release modified copies of it. Give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. 5
  6. 6. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme6 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  7. 7. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Medical Education: facts & challenges  Medical professionals need to update their knowledge and skills regularly in order to confront the increased needs in treatment and research  Continuing medical education (CME) tends to be considered compulsory in most countries Facts Challenges • medical and biomedical information & • how to provide expert knowledge in knowledge (basic & core) is ever remote institutions expanding • how to provide more audience to • medical disciplines and educators overspecialized educators located at become increasingly overspecialized remote institutions • Educational content is made available in • how to communicate and exchange individual academic institutions (not only knowledge but also) expertise in skills and competences Medical education is based on a broad range of learning content, which, nowadays, in its most part, is also available and distributed digitally7
  8. 8. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Web 2.0 (social web) advances  highlighted the importance of: – Openness – enabled social collaboration & improved participation – Emergence of social networking & Social intelligence – key new terms: “apomediation”, “disintermediation” (Eysenbach, 2008). – One’s “fame” in the web?  Web 2.0 role in educational processes  Shifted focus from educators to educational resources  ...shared by online communities of learning through various open educational repositories.8 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  9. 9. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Web2.0 notions in mEdcuator platforms9 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  10. 10. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Web3.0 (semantic web)  emphasis on the notion of linked data  publishing of structured data so that it can be interlinked more effectively and hopefully become more useful.  Shifted focus from serving web pages for human readers into sharing information in a way that can be read automatically and “understood” by machines.  Inevitably this enables data from different sources to be connected in a better way and be queried more effectively and efficiently.10 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  11. 11. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme What is mEducator?  A Best Practice Network (BPN) co-funded by the – eContentplus 2008 programme of the European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, Digital Content & Cognitive Systems  Start Date: May 1st , 2009  Duration: 3 years  Contract Reference: ECP-2008-EDU-418006  As a BPN, it compares different solutions (2) to draw best practice recommendations11
  12. 12. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme mEducator Partners Coordinator, Technology provider, Content provider, User/Evaluation, 1 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR Dissemination 2 University of Cyprus CY Technology Provider, Content provider, User/Evaluation, Dissemination 3 Democritus University of Thrace GR Content provider, Technology provider, User/Evaluation, Dissemination 4 MEDTING Medical Exchange Limited IR Content provider, Technology provider, Dissemination 5 Technical Univ. of Cluj-Napoca RO Technology provider, Pedagogical expert 6 Université Nice Sophia Antipolis FR Content provider, User 7 Medical University Plovdiv BG Pedagogical expert, Content provider, User 8 Università degli studi di Catania IT Pedagogical expert, Content provider, User/Evaluation 9 University of Helsinki FI Pedagogical expert, Evaluation UK Standardisation Body, Pedagogy Expert, 10 St Georges Hospital Medical School Technology and Content Provider FR 11 Succubus Interactive Content and Technology Provider UK 12 The Open University Technology Provider 13 Coventry University UK Content provider, Technology provider 14 European Cervical Cancer Association FR User/Evaluation12
  13. 13. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme mEducator central idea  discover, retrieve, use, rate, re-use and re-purpose educational content irrespective of any Learning Management System use  providers and users of such content may be – expert instructors (academics / health professionals) – students / learners13
  14. 14. co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programmeUltimate goal… provide mechanisms for content publishing, discovery, & retrieval analyze policies and mechanisms for content evaluation, rating, renewal and repurposing elaborate on intellectual property rights for educational material test the impact of true interoperability, repurposing, enrichment, and embedding of a variety of highly attractive and up-to-date learning resources in each of the partners’ curricula provide recommendations on how to implement interoperable educational content discovery and retrieval networks 14
  15. 15. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme mEducator “content” refers to any type of educational material with a registered history of creation and evolution  Is linked with – specific educational goals and objectives – learning outcomes – educational contexts/settings  comes recommended with – certain types of teaching methods & strategies15 – and/or assessment
  16. 16. Personal Blogs co-funded by theClass Discussion Forums European Commission eContentplus programme eTrace – Graphics annotation based lessons 16
  17. 17. co-funded by theEuropean CommissioneContentplus programme 17
  18. 18. The mEducator resource schema  Emphasis on repurposing histories…  Describing Repurposing histories...  Metadata schema extensions18
  19. 19. Conceptual Model - Overview MedBiquitous Annual 1 Conference 2011 9
  20. 20. Conceptual Model - In detail MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2011 20
  21. 21. RDF Model title Medical creator Resource JohneducationalObjective keywords Member Ofs Cardiology OxfordUniversity sameAS Is located was founded MESH SNOMED Term Term 21
  22. 22. Additional capabilities of the model  static user-edited or automatically generated metadata fields  the emerging, dynamic information clouds that surround a learning resource when users comment on it, tag it etc, i.e. by a combined use of strict taxonomies/controlled vocabularies with folksonomies.  Enrichment: maps profile fields to existing Linked Open Data vocabularies and ontologies22
  23. 23. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Some interconnected mEducator3.0 platforms23 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  24. 24. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Google-Mapping histories of a resourceKonstantinidis et al, Geotagged Repurposed Educational Content through mEducator Social Network to EnhanceBiomedical Engineering Education”, In Proceedings of 12th MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL ANDBIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING, MEDICON 2010, Springer-Verlag, 2010. 24
  25. 25. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Conclusions  The current mEducator consortium will be transformed into the mEducator partnership when the current research funding expires at the end of May 2012.  The mEducator partnership will be created to promote the sustainability of mEducator outcomes.  Numerous synergies with OKFN...25 Medical Education Infromatics, MEI 2012, Thessaloniki, April 2012
  26. 26. co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme Associate Partnership Application Register and join the mEducator community26 http://www.meducator.net

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