Presentation opportunities for sharing resources with now’s learning repository v1.1

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  • The main of this workshop is that we want to get you thinking and talking about Sharing We will try develop your understanding of learning object repositories And will get you talking about why you would want to share content This will be concluded with an overview of some of the repositories that already out there that you can retrieve learning content from Suggest 30mins for each
  • Before we go any further it would be useful to find out why you are here – self intros and interest
  • Why use an LOR? At the moment it’s difficult to share content. You create good content, you share it with your students. You talk to your colleagues about things they're doing. They seem to be doing good stuff as well... But how do you get hold of that? How can you easily share what you've created? How can you find, retrieve and reuse what others have been creating? LOR makes it easy to FIND things to use and repurpose. It’s true that you can copy content from a colleague’s learning room if they allow you to – but only if you know it’s there in the first place. It’s like borrowing a book from a friend; using LOR is more like visiting a library: you can search and browse to find what you want. Save time and effort: make your content go further by making it REUSABLE. This is good for you AND for others. By always keeping reuse and repurposing in mind, you can make the most of your content and avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. An example: suppose you create and share a large, comprehensive learning object called ‘Information Literacy’. This might already be used in a number of learning rooms – both your own and other people’s. However, by additionally breaking this down into sub-topics and sharing each one separately, you can add even more value. This way, if you or someone else is looking for content JUST about searching databases, or JUST about statistics, it’ll be right there. So - by intelligently ‘chunking’ and decontextualising your content – making it more GENERIC - you can make it go further. Same content, but potentially usable in a greater variety of contexts. Cut down on editing and maintenance by linking to a single ‘master copy’. A single document might need to appear in a number of learning rooms – a programme handbook maybe, or school assessment policy document. This document can be STORED in LOR but LINKED TO in any number of module or programme learning rooms. This way, there is only ever one item to maintain; any edits to this ‘master copy’ are instantly reflected in all learning rooms where the document appears. So --- effective use of the an LOR is about: 1. Being able to find and reuse good things that other people have created. And returning the favour by adding your own content. 2. Making more intelligent use of your own content – using one thing in a number of contexts 3. Reducing maintenance of commonly-used items by keeping and editing a SINGLE copy
  • Adding TO an LOR: The point of an LOR is that everything in it is FINDABLE. When you add something to an LOR, make it findable by adding METADATA. There are all kinds of metadata you can add – Author, Subject, Description etc. You can also add KEYWORDS which work exactly like TAGS (FlickR, YouTube, Delicious). These are descriptive labels that are personally meaningful to the user. Although there are many kinds of metadata you can add, I’ll stick to talking about KEYWORDS for the purposes of this explanation.
  • So – there is a haystack and there is a needle. Before putting the needle into the haystack, where it will be lost forever, we need to add TAGS (or KEYWORDS) – in this case, ‘needle’, ‘pointy’ and ‘sharp’.
  • So – there is a haystack and there is a needle. Before putting the needle into the haystack, where it will be lost forever, we need to add KEYWORDS (or TAGS) – in this case, ‘needle’, ‘pointy’ and ‘sharp’.
  • When someone else wants to retrieve a needle, they enter ‘needle’ as a search term… and presto – there is the needle!
  • NTU’s LOR is exactly the same except that staff will see TWO of them: one at School level and one at NTU level. So there is a single NTU LOR and 10 School LORs. Who can see? Resources publish to NTU visible to all NTU staff Resources published to School visible only to school staff
  • RETRIEVING learning objects is the same process in reverse. From your learning room, you can search or browse EITHER or BOTH LORs. When you find a learning object you want to retrieve, you can do so in one of three ways: IMPORT the whole LO. This amounts to making your own copy of the learning object. You can then edit and reuse it as you see fit. Create a FIXED LINK to the LO. This is similar to importing except that the files that make up the LO remain in the LOR. Everything APPEARS the same in your learning room, it’s just that the LO lives elsewhere and is therefore NOT EDITABLE. Create a DYNAMIC LINK to the LO. This is the same as the former except that the link is ‘dynamic’. This means that the LO reflects changes subsequently made to the LO in LOR. An example: take a generic item like ‘NTU Guide to Citation and Referencing’. This might be expected to appear in lots of learning rooms across the uni. It would make sense if this were to live in the LOR; anyone who wants to use it in their learning room would retrieve it using a DYNAMIC LINK. This way, there is only one document to maintain – the one in the LOR. Any subsequent updates made to that document are automatically reflected in all the places it appears in learning rooms.
  • You cannot access your LOR from your sandboxes mainly the content should have already been tested before submitting to the LOR – the LOR is not a test ground. Firstly I am going to show you how to publish to the LOR and then how to retrieve from the LOR I am going via my EDU account as we are not attached to a School we publish to NTU LOR but the process is the same This is the hands on bit
  • Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use and repurposing and remixing There are variety of licenses
  • Attribution = You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request Attribution Share Alike = This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. Attribution no derivatives = This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you. Attribution non commercial = This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. Attribution non-commercial share alike = This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. Attribution non-commercial no derivative = This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
  • Use poll in polldaddy just using the first question
  • You should have already completed the questionnaire, now here is an opportunity for you to contribute via a small activity
  • Before we consider the term open educational resources lets consider a definition of the term openness you may notice it does not say how the material are accessed or hosted Open Educational Resources are generally learning materials that are available freely for use repurposing and redistribution
  • Before we consider the term open educational resources lets consider a definition of the term openness you may notice it does not say how the material are accessed or hosted Open Educational Resources are generally learning materials that are available freely for use repurposing and redistribution
  • FAQs Q: When will it be released? A: The beginning of this academic year   _____________________________________   Q: Can I publish to directly to LOR? A: To the School LOR , yes. You can also hide objects if you just want to share between your own courses. Publishing to NTU LOR is via your LOR Coordinator (role to be discussed in schools) Q: What support will I get? A: Initially, documentation in the NOW Community, but we will be holding workshops & promoting more widely in the New Year _____________________________________ Q: Where can I get more information? A: Vicki McGarvey, SHARE Project Manager      NTU SHARE web site (http://ntushare.org) Q: What is the SHARE Project? A: S upporting, H arnessing and A dvancing R epository E nhancement This is a JISC-funded project to develop and embed the use of the repository. If you want to get involved, contact Vicki

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  • 1. Opportunities for Sharing Content with NOW's Learning Repository Luck is where opportunity meets preparation Wildphotons http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildphotons/2578407157/
  • 2. Workshop Objectives
    • An introduction to NOW’s Learning Repository
    • How to share learning resources
    • How to find and reuse resources
    • Opportunity to explore why you would share content
    • Awareness of other repositories.
  • 3. Why are you here? Dee Why Beach Christopher Chan http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanc/2716768026/
  • 4. Why use a Learning Repository? Source: D’Arcy Norman, ‘jelly belly’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnorman/2110798875/
  • 5. How does a learning repository work? Learning resource Metadata Searchable, shareable resource
  • 6. How does a learning repository work? point sharp needle
  • 7. How does a learning repository work? point sharp needle
  • 8. How does a learning repository work? needle Search: point sharp needle
  • 9. How does a learning repository work at NTU? School LR   NTU LR Add metadata and publish to…  
    • Learning Resource
      • Document
      • Image
      • Audio
      • Video
      • NOW learning room unit or topic
    Publishing…
  • 10.
    • Learning Room
    • Choose to:
    • Import
    • Fixed link
    • Dynamic link
    School LR   NTU LR Search / browse + retrieve into…   How does a learning repository work at NTU? Retrieving…
  • 11. What can I share?
    • Handbooks
    • Subject specific information
    • Guidance material
    • Planning templates
    • Information literacy material
    • Exemplary resources
    • Programme team common content.
  • 12. Case Studies
    • Arts and Humanities – components of module handbooks
    • Libraries and Learning Resources – Information literacy materials for School of Science
    • School of Social Sciences – Answers to common queries from students.
  • 13. Now for a look at NOW’s Learning Repository Ornithopter and creator George R. White at Saint Augustine http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/4046540927/
  • 14. Ways to Reuse Resources
    • Use them in their original state, getting updates when the original changes
    • Use the documents and adapt them for your own purposes
    • Share your repurposed materials.
  • 15. How do I know if I can reuse content…. Look for the Creative Commons License http://www.creativecommons.org.uk/ Matsuo, The Big Picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasohill/4086024498/
  • 16. Creative Commons licensing Source:  http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
  • 17. A short task to do during the break
    • Go to:
    • http://tinyurl.com/ylfk2dl
    • and complete the survey.
  • 18. Survey Results
    • http://tinyurl.com/yffbpo2
  • 19. Why would you share? Sharing Andy Woo http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooandy/220929743/
  • 20. Group work Activity 1 Activity 2 Using the Post-it pads, write up to four benefits (one per Post-it) for the following: What are the benefits of sharing resources in the Learning Repository? What do you think are the barriers to resource sharing in the Learning Repository? Discuss in your group and rank in order of priority. Then discuss in your group and rank in order of priority Total 10 mins Total 10 mins
  • 21. Open Educational Resources The Big Picture… A Definition of Openness: “ digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators students and self learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research.” Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007 From JISC Conference Opening Digital Doors http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/events/2009/03/openeducationalresources-fintrypm.pdf Openess Lake Silja in Tallber Swedent Let Ideas Compete http://www.flickr.com/photos/question_everything/2462295604/
  • 22.
    • Other repositories:
    •  
    • Jorum http://www.jorum.ac.uk Access to educational resources freely available to all, created by and contributed by teaching staff from FE and HE institutions.
    •  
    • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and online Teaching) http://www.merlot.org Find peer reviewed materials and receive peer recognition for your contributions
    •  
    • RSS feeds from these
    • Monthly update from NOW’s LR.
    Openess Lake Silja in Tallber Swedent Let Ideas Compete http://www.flickr.com/photos/question_everything/2462295604 /
  • 23. Any questions A Question mark devised from a pen in a journal book : eLeaf http://www.flickr.com/photos/eleaf/2536358399 /
  • 24. Resources
    • Share Project www.ntushare.org
    • JISC Conference Opening Digital Doors http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/events/2009/03/openeducationalresources-fintrypm.pdf p. 19-21
    • The World’s 50 Best Open Courseware Collections http://onlineuniversityrankings.org/2009/the-worlds-50-best-open-courseware-collections/