Requirements, suggested practice and CETIS support for UKOER 2<br />R. John Robertson<br />UKOER 2 Programme start-up meeting<br />London, September 22nd 2010<br />This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.<br />
JISC CETIS<br />JISC Innovation Support Centre: Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards<br />provide strategic technical advice to JISC, supporting its development programmes<br />representing JISC on international standardisation initiatives<br />work with the wider educational community to facilitate the use of standards-based eLearning.<br />support various JISC Programmes<br />
UKOER technical requirements - systems<br />“any system capable of delivering content on the open web”<br />Strongly encouraged to use platforms that can create RSS for collections<br />Most OER specific discovery tools and organisations use RSS to collect information about resources; For example, DiscoverEd, OCWC and the Open University, Steeple (Oxford), and Xpert (Nottingham)<br />RSS metadata deposit an active area of discussion<br />Strand A projects: utilise existing technologies – development not funded<br />Implement some approach to tracking the use of released content<br />6<br />
UKOER technical requirements - descriptive set<br />Tag: UKOER and a project specific tag<br />Title<br />Author<br />Date<br />URL<br />File format (probably auto)<br />File size (probably auto)<br />
UKOER technical requirements - licences<br />Licensing<br />Creative Commons<br />Ideally BY but find the option that best suits your local requirements<br />CC: BY NC SA was common<br />Embed licence in materials if possible<br />Recommended: MS Research CC-License plug-in for Office<br />Often an option to assign licence in tools used – some may embed<br />9<br />
UKOER technical requirements - deposit<br />You have to make you content available through JorumOpen and another service – for example, a local repository or a web 2.0 service<br />Deposit in both places (and not just representation) is strongly advised<br />10<br />
UKOER Patterns from phase 1 - systems<br />11<br />
UKOER Patterns from phase 1 - description<br />12<br />
UKOER Patterns from phase 1 - formats<br />13<br /><ul><li>PDF
UKOER Patterns from phase 1 – other stuff<br />Tracking<br />No clear patterns yet but possibilities identified:<br />http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Resource_Tracking_for_UKOER<br />Ongoing work by Scott Leslie and Rob Pearce<br />Versioning...<br />A active discussion, but perhaps a non-issue?<br />Guidelines for common practice<br />RSS – Jorum’s paper (and debate) http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/lmc/2009/12/09/oer-rss-and-jorumopen/<br />RSS – OCWC guidelines http://wiki.ocwconsortium.org/index.php?title=RSS_feeds<br />RSS – DiscoverEd guidelines http://wiki.creativecommons.org/DiscoverEd_Metadata<br />Cataloguing – eg Bioscience http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/oer/jorumopen.aspx<br />14<br />
Principles of CETIS programme support<br />Support for UKOER uses models of support we provide to other JISC development programmes. <br />Treat the programme as a whole <br />Engage with individual projects but use specific issues to also produce general advice<br />Create a high level overview of the technical approaches, technologies and standards in use within and across funded programmes. <br />Synthesise, reflect, and make recommendations.<br />
CETIS support for UKOER<br />Other stuff<br />It really helps if you blog<br />Subscribe to our blog rss feeds or keep an eye on the main CETIS feed/page<br />If you’re on twitter, follow the tag #ukoer ; follow us and let us know who you are<br />If you have a question – get in touch<br />We follow up issues from interim reports<br />We’ll try to connect the dots between projects<br />We’ll represent the tech side of the programme to a wider audience and try to keep highlighting relevant developments<br />22<br />
Further Information<br />http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Educational_Content_OER<br />http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk//topic/oer<br />Contact details<br />robert.robertson at strath.ac.uk @kavubob<br />Lmc at strath.ac.uk @lornamcampbell<br />Phil.barker at hw.ac.uk @philbarker<br />L.yuan at bolton.ac.uk<br />@jisccetis<br />
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