Ky Learning Depot New Horizons


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Ky Learning Depot presented at New Horizon Conference in May 2009.

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  • The webpage where the video resides uses one of the most universal web base video formats – Adobe Shockwave/Flash. Virtually all browsers can play this type of video, but sometimes your browser may not have the most current version. If you are asked to install/update the “Flash” or “Shockwave” player when attempting to play this video, then please follow the instructions to do so. Once complete, close all copies of your browser and retry to play the video. This video is one of the best examples of the reuse of learning assets. It was originated from Wesleyan University’s LOLA Exchange repository. Florida Orange Grove adapted it at some expense. And we followed Florida in reuse at lesser expense. This is a 3rd generation video that presents compelling reasons to have a learning content repository.
  • One place to go instead of hundreds of book marks in your browser
  • There are some repositories that built content but had to close the door due to lack of funding. We are currently working on all components.
  • These 5 work teams of more than 60 people represent the collective efforts in building the KY Learning Depot. The Stakeholders Group serves as a users group.
  • Ky Learning Depot New Horizons

    1. 1. Kentucky Learning Depot Kentucky’s Gateway To High Quality Digital Learning Content
    2. 2. What is Kentucky Learning Depot?
    3. 3. Kentucky Learning Depot is: • A tool for educators that makes it easy to add high-quality digital content to their courses • A Google-like service of high-quality digital content aligned with standards and competencies for educators and learners in Kentucky
    4. 4. The Depot Video Click Image or link For Video: 11/19/2008 4
    5. 5. What is a Repository? 11/19/2008 5
    6. 6. A repository is a type of digital library that contains: • Learning content • Metadata about the learning content 11/19/2008 6
    7. 7. What is learning content? Any digital content designed to teach a concept or skill • Learning Object – Includes learning goals, concepts, practices, and assessments. – Full courses or units, complete textbooks • Learning Asset – Lacks one or more pieces of a learning object. – Can be combined with other material or edited to create a learning object. – Tutorials, simulations, audios, videos, anima tions, games, slideshows, surveys, URLs, im ages, graphs, lesson plans 11/19/2008 7
    8. 8. Examples of Learning Content • Ratios and Proportions: defines ratios and proportions and demonstrates the simplification of rations and solving problems using proportions. • Geometry Gallery-Basic Geometry: collection of applets that demonstrate basic geometric concepts • Order of Operations - Problem 1: shows how to solve problems with different operations. • The Chemistry Collective: collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests • Confusing Words: Effect - Affect : provides definitions, examples, and activities to practice using the two words correctly. Examples May Be - Tutorials, simulations, audios, videos, animations, games, slideshows, surveys, URLs, images, graphs, lesson plans, or complete textbooks or courses 11/19/2008 8
    9. 9. What is Metadata? • Metadata is data about data. • Metadata is used to facilitate the search, retrieval, understanding, use and management of learning content. • Examples of metadata fields: Author, title, subject, format Data / Content Metadata 11/19/2008 9
    10. 10. A repository is a single point of entry where users can: • View, download and use learning content • Retrieve, customize and repurpose learning content • Share and contribute original learning content 11/19/2008 10
    11. 11. Why not Google? • Too many results to choose from • Too many irrelevant results • Too time consuming • Not peer-reviewed • Don’t know rights for the use of content 11/19/2008 11
    12. 12. A repository is a learning community where educators can: • Integrate content into BlackBoard, ANGEL or Moodle • Collaborate and exchange knowledge • Efficiently develop unique content 11/19/2008 12
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    14. 14. Why have a repository? 11/19/2008 14
    15. 15. Reduce Cost • More cost-effective development efforts – Create resources once, and re-use many times – Re-purpose existing resources – Avoid duplication of efforts • Achieve cost savings via group-buy of quality content
    16. 16. Improve Quality • Peer review process for contributed content – Depot content standards established • Vetting process for content providers – Depot Content Team as Gatekeepers • National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) – Depot Pilot base collection
    17. 17. Build Learning Community Where educators can: • Share their original content with colleagues • Rate and comment on others’ contributed content • Use Depot as a Gateway to other standards- compliant repositories in other states and throughout the world to build a larger learning community
    18. 18. Where are we now? 11/19/2008 18
    19. 19. Components of a successful Depot P-20 Content Partnerships Successful Repository Scaled Quality Implementation Standards Funding 11/19/2008 19
    20. 20. Depot Partners KDE, CPE, EPSB, Education Cabinet, KDLA, KET, K-12 Schools, Universities, KCTCS, Librarians Steering Committee Metadata Content Work Team Work Team Training Work Team Infrastructure Work Team Member List
    21. 21. Licensed Content National Repository of Online Content (NROC) Library - 2009 College Advanced Placement High School Course Foundations Course Foundations Course Foundations US History I AP Environmental Science College Prep Physics I US History II AP Physics B I College Prep Physics II American Government AP Physics B II Algebra 1a Introductory Physics I (algebra-based) AP Physics C I Algebra 1b Introductory Physics II (algebra-based) AP Physics C II General Physics I (calculus-based) AP US History I General Physics II (calculus-based) AP US History II Also in Development Introductory Calculus I AP US Government and Politics Introductory Calculus II AP Calculus AB I • Non-Majors Biology General Calculus I AP Calculus AB II • Spanish Translations of Algebra 1a General Calculus II AP Calculus BC I and 1b Environmental Science AP Calculus BC II • New Algebra I project Religions of the World AP Biology • Election updates for US History & Elementary Algebra American Government Psychology Statistics for Social Sciences Calculo General I (Spanish) Calculo General II (Spanish)
    22. 22. Funding • SREB SCORE Membership for 2007 and 2008 – CPE: $35,000 – KDE: $30,000 • Florida Orange Grove Repository for 2008 – CPE: $15,000 – KDE: $15,000 • AT&T Foundation Grant for 2009 - $136,171
    23. 23. Where are we going? 11/19/2008 23
    24. 24. Next Steps • Partnering with SREB SCORE initiative for: metadata schema, evaluation criteria, intellectual property, content providers • Building a business plan, defining metadata & content standards, digital rights framework, developing training plan, and growing content • Implementing the Depot Pilot with the AT&T Foundation grant as the selected pilot site of Florida’s Orange Grove Repository’s FIPSE Grant Blueprint Project • Securing resources to scale up implementation with Kentucky partners - THIS MEANS YOU! 11/19/2008 24
    25. 25. Join Us To Get Started: • Website – Questions? • Miko Pattie - CPE • Christine Powell - KDE 11/19/2008 25
    26. 26. KCTCS Contacts • Walt Barlow- System Office • Vince DiNoto- Jefferson • Sara Porter- System Office • Bill Wade- West Kentucky 11/19/2008 26