Current directions in educational repositories(L. Poulsen) - 2nd Share.TEC project workshop

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Current directions in educational repositories(L. Poulsen) - 2nd Share.TEC project workshop

  1. 1. Current directions in educational repositories Leo Højsholt-Poulsen UNI•C The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research Denmark Leo.Hojsholt-Poulsen@uni-c.dk
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  6. 6. EdReNe – Educational Repositories Network Founding members • UNI•C (Denmark) • IML - Umeå University Department of Interactive Media and Learning (Sweden) • EUN – European Schoolnet (Europe) • EENET - European Expert's Network for Associated members Education and Technology (Europe) • Utdanning.no (Norway) • Menon Network (Europe) • Utdanningsdirektoratet (Norway) • EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network (Europe) • VETAMIX (Finland) • FWU - Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft • Lektion.se (Sweden) und Unterricht (Germany) • Intrallect Ltd (UK) • UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) • SLO - Netherland’s Institute for Curriculum • TLF - Tiger Leap Foundation (Estonia) Development (The Netherlands) • UNI-LJ-FMF, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, • CTIE - Centre suisse des technologies de Uni. of Ljubljana (Slovenia) l'information dans l'enseignement (Switzerland) • ITC - Centre of IT in Education (Lithuania) • APS IT-diensten (The Netherlands) • Skolverket - The Swedish National Agency for Education (Sweden) • TLU-CET - Talinn University (Estonia) • ENIS Austria (Austria) • CTE - Centre de technologie de l'éducation • NCTE –National Centre for Technology in (Luxembourg) Education (Ireland) • Ontwikkelcentrum (The Netherlands) • Kennisnet – Sticting Kennisnet Ict op School (The Netherlands) • LTScotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland (UK) • Becta - British Educational Communications and • Encyclopaedia Britannica Education (UK) Technology Agency (UK) • CNDP - Centre National de Documentation • DGIDC –Ministry of Education (Portugal) Pédagogique (France) • ALLIANZ S.p.A. (Italy) • Giunti Interactive Labs (Italy) • Teachable.net (United Kingdom) • BFU- Brancheforeningen for undervisningsmidler • Agenzia Nazionale per lo Sviluppo dell’Autonomia (Denmark) Scolastica (former INDIRE) (Italy) • AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori (Italy) • SMART Technologies (United Kingdom) • EduLearn (Portugal) 6 • sDae - Sociedad Digital De Autores Y Esitores (Spain)
  7. 7. EdReNe – a learning network • develops practical guidelines and recommendations on educational repositories • will establish a lasting collegial network of European repository nodes and stakeholders. Main outputs: • a comprehensive website (www.edrene.org) with recommendations, documentation, templates, roadmaps and documents describing issues, state-of-the-art offering solutions • Existing repositories can cut some corners, and new repositories may have a less costly and much less complicated path in life. 7
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  9. 9. A basic list of issues sets the agenda • How do you establish a repository of learning resources together with producers and users • Everyday organisation and management of a repository • Optimising number of titles and users • Quality frameworks and criteria • Networking repositories • Functionalities and features of a repository • Pedagogical metadata and links to curriculum • Management of IPR screening and clearance • Role of repositories in the new web environment 9
  10. 10. EdReNe reports (two of them) • State of the Art report on educational repositories December 2008 – Looking for trends, evidence of success and impact (quantity and/or quality) – Current status of European educational repositories • Templates for agreements and guidelines for repositories and content owners/providers … January 2009 10
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  12. 12. SoA - “Huge variety of repositories across Europe” • Catalogues of descriptions (metadata, links) • Catalogues and Containers of content (metadata & data) • Networks of repositories • Digital resources - All types of resources • Free content – Commercial content • For everybody – Membership based (login) • Validated/screened (quality assurance, rights management) • Some facilitate feedback • Target: schools, further/higher ed., homes 12
  13. 13. SoA – obvious trends • Public money in one way or the other – Central or regional initiatives – to encourage teachers’ uptake of innovative materials and learning styles (traditional textbooks are still preferred by a majority of the teachers) – But also examples of successful commercial or user driven repositories • Digital resources – web resource (a collection of web sites) somewhere in cyberspace • Catalogues and containers of content (metadata & data) • For everybody (no membership requested) • Target: schools (further/higher ed. separately) 13
  14. 14. Success indicators – A successful repository is a platform that many use to find learning resources of high quality. – Use should be regular and frequent – Quality not quantity – Expected Usage pattern 14
  15. 15. Unigue visitors weekly 30 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 -a pr 21 -m aj 11 - ju n 02 - ju l 23 Materialeplatformen - ju 13 l -a ug 03 -s ep 24 -s ep 15 -o kt 05 -n ov 26 -n ov Date 17 -d ec 07 - ja n 28 - ja n 18 - fe Marketing works b 10 -m ar 31 -m ar 21 -a pr 12 -m aj 2008-9 2007-8 Danish national repository use statistics 15
  16. 16. SoA - some success stories • Education Highway in Austria. By far the biggest educational repository, offering – 36 subject oriented portals – over 800 thematic collections – more than 80.000 titles • Since February 1994 online • Repository started with a database in 1996 • Subject oriented repositories since 1996/1997 First subject: Chemistry • www.schule.at adapted to this concept in 2000 • Today still the most successful portals in Austria 16
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  18. 18. EduHi.at – Page views per month 10.000.000 9.000.000 8.000.000 7.000.000 6.000.000 5.000.000 4.000.000 3.000.000 2.000.000 1.000.000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 18
  19. 19. Eduhi.at – Why are we successful? • “As our editors are teachers they know what their colleagues need and try to provide this content and links on the subject oriented platforms. The teachers like that they can access relevant content and helpful links.” • “Students like that they find relevant content for presentations and reports, because the work of filtering the content has already been done by teachers.” 19
  20. 20. SoA - some success stories Often user based repositories appear to impact better than traditional top-down approaches • KlasCement in Belgium, an initiative of a non-profit organization. Maintained by five teachers funded by the government, and everything is submitted by teachers • Lektion.se in Sweden, a private initiative founded by teachers. It is the most popular service currently with more than 190.000 users, and is a rapidly expanding base of shared lesson plans 20
  21. 21. No quality control Community based 21
  22. 22. Very successful commercial repository 22
  23. 23. SoA – New developments • Users meet the repository or a collection of repositories at their local school web portal or in their own virtual learning environment – e.g. Sweden (The Spider), The Netherlands (Edurep), Denmark (Materialeplatformen) • Content is linked to the curriculum – e.g. in France, Ireland, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Austria, Norway and the UK (the now closed Curriculum Online service) • Quality assurance and rights issues play a big role – Summary of findings from the EdReNe Quality Assurance sessions • Initiatives combine central repositories with school learning platforms – e.g. England, Scotland, Spain, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Italy, Finland and Austrian regions • The National Digital Resource Bank in England will provide a national repository to house content created by schools and local authorities • Cultural heritage (educational) repositories have emerged – e.g. Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK – Europeana – cultural collections of Europe • Broadcasting companies have established popular services by which schools can subscribe to TV and radio productions 23 – e.g. in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Ireland and the UK.
  24. 24. EDUREP value chain and communities Model for Succes - 3 tier solution. Specialisation is the key 24
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