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CETIS09 OER Technical Roundtable


Notes from the brainstorming session at the CETIS 09 conference baout technical isseus facing Open Educational Resource projects.

Notes from the brainstorming session at the CETIS 09 conference baout technical isseus facing Open Educational Resource projects.

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  • 1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
    JISC/HEA Open Educational Resources Pilot Programme
    CETIS09 OER Technical Roundtable
    Notes from discussion
    R. John Robertson, Lorna Campbell, Phil Barker, Li Yuan
  • 2.
  • 3. CETIS09OER
    Tracking: can we track use? is it possible? is it worthwhile? will we get useful data?
    Usability of repositories (deposit, discovery, and use)
    Streaming of objects
    Design process and tools for OERs
    Licensing and rights encoding
    Resource Description
    Aggregators to manage distributed resources
    Other Stuff
  • 4. Tracking:
    Evidence of OER use, re-use, re-mix
    metrics: [publicity and advocacy value],
    use: downloads, views
    production: how many? when? patterns?
    Use of OERs; Downloading
    What statisitics can we capture that help influence senior managers
    statistics to support user advocacy
    tracking granularity
    return visits
    Google Analytics
  • 5. Repositories (deposit, discovery, and use)
    metadata implications: what? why? how?
    SWORD deposit
    Search across multiple repositories/ federated search
    Resource search interface
    Discovery of repositories
    Gatekeeping: do OER systems have any barriers to access?
  • 6. Streaming of objects
    Where do the large files sit and where are they held? local, cloud, repository?,
    Bandwidth management
    Bulk download
  • 7. Design process and tools for OERs
    equipping those creating OERs
    Podcasting: workflow processes for sustainability and scalability
    Licensing and rights encoding
    • supporting reuse by careful encoding/ not creating obstructions
    • 8. Embedding CC licences in object
    • 9. Intrallect report on encoding
    • 10. License encoding in atom/ rss
  • Resource Description
    Metadata and Jorum
    metadata profile:
    Jorum tech development
    Is the complex metadata actually helping users find resources?
    Evidence of use of metadata in resource discovery?
    metadata portability and interoperability
    tagging resources
    improved visibility cross platform?
    Automatic metadata generation
    Process to describe resources
  • 11. Resource Description (Cont.)
    identifiers for people
    Metadata quality
    relating materials to JACS codes
    Metadata for identifing derivative works- attribution
    Searching text within resources
    Google discovery
    ensuring there's appropriate text
  • 12. Aggregators to manage distributed resources
    metadata migration to Jorum
    metadata aggregation
    Resource aggregation
    Itunes U API
    Publishing from wordpress to iTunes
    Batch upload
    Flickr and Slideshare apis
    batch upload to Jorum and metadata handling
  • 13. Aggregators to manage distributed resources (Cont.)
    OER broadcasting
    ways of promoting content: social networks, tagging, web2.0 delivery platforms
    RSS out
  • 14. Granularity
    enable decomposition of resources to support varied use/ re-use
    do technical choices restrict reuse?
    atomisation of resources and corresponding representaiton in RSS feeds
    Content packaging
    Portability of content
    Does the OER make sense when downloaded by end user
    how do we represent interdepencies in resources?
  • 15. Other Stuff
    Searching on Maths expressions
    Loosely coupled services
    Take down processes?
    IMS QTI development
    Systems/ database interoperabilty