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  • 1. Share.TEC: Sharing Digital Resources in the Teacher Education Community Jeffrey Earp (ITD-CNR) Third EdReNe Expert Workshop Engaging Users & Producers Linz, Austria – 18-21 November, 2009
  • 2. Presentation Overview
    • The project & the people
    • How do we see the Teacher Education (TE) field?
    • Who are the target users and stakeholders?
    • What is Share.TEC’s mission?
    • What does Share.TEC do?
    • What point is Share.TEC at?
    • Where is Share.TEC in the EdRe landscape?
    • Some aspects of engaging users & producers…
  • 3. Share.TEC – the project…
    • Sharing Digital Resources in the Teacher Education Community
    • eContent plus programme
    • June 2008 - May 2011
    • Consortium:
      • Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, CNR (IT) (Coordinator)
      • Trinity College Dublin (IE)
      • Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia (IT)
      • Stockholm University (SE)
      • Open University of the Netherlands (NL)
      • Universidad de Valladolid (ES)
      • Sofia University (BG)
      • CLUEB Editore (IT)
    universities, research inst., schools of education ed. technology developers educational publisher e Content plus
  • 4.  
  • 5. How we see the Teacher Education (TE) field
    • Inital Teacher Education (ITE) - pre-service teacher training
      • higher education courses leading to formal accrediation
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - in-service teacher training
      • organised training initiatives & individual self-guided learning
  • 6. Teacher Educators learners Practising teachers practitioners Inital Teacher Education (ITE) Cont. Prof. Development (CPD) Student teachers Teacher Educators & trainers learners practitioners
  • 7. End users: Share.TEC’s primary targets student teacher practising teacher teacher educator (individual / institution)
  • 8. Share.TEC stakeholders & secondary users
    • Educational repositories
    • TE institutions
    • Associations and communities of teacher educators & teachers
    • Education ministries
    • Publishers and publisher associations
    • Content providers
  • 9. Share.TEC’s mission
    • Support innovation in the Teacher Education field by facilitating:
    • access to digital resources
    • sharing of reuse experiences
    • development of TE expertise across national boundaries
  • 10. In Europe we have this…
  • 11. … and we want to have this!
  • 12. What does Share.TEC do?
  • 13.
    • Provides unified access to TE resources from established repositories and individual users (federated aggregation of metadata)
    • Offers specialized search functions and personalized, adaptive user tools
    • Supports TE communities based on sharing of resources and experiences
    What does Share.TEC do?
  • 14.
      • 1.1 - What resources?
      • 1.2 - What metadata?
      • 1.3 - How are these collected?
    1. Unified access to…
  • 15. 1.1 - What resources?
  • 16. 1.1 - What resources?
    • addressing actors in the TE world (not K-12 students directly )
    • comprising lessons plans, teaching modules, best practices, reference material, etc.
    • coming from sources across Europe
    • comprising “open” and commercial approaches
  • 17.
    • Sections 1 to 8 - LOM
      • interoperability in metadata migration from/to repositories
      • standards-based metadata
    Sections 9 and 10 – TEO (Teacher Education Ontology) TE specific, culturally dependent elements & vocabularies pedagogically–oriented metadata 1.2 - What metadata? Common Metadata Model (CMM) - a TE-specific LOM-based application profile
  • 18.
    • addressing linguistic and cultural issues (based on an ontological approach)
    Teacher Education Ontology 1.2 - What metadata?
  • 19.
    • harvested from repositories via OAI-PMH & through the Metadata Migration Facility (MMF)
    • created by users with help from the Resource Integration Companion Kit (RICK)
    1.3 - How are these collected?
  • 20. 2. specialized search and tools…
      • multilingual interface
      • queries with familiar TE terms
      • simple & advanced query filtering
      • personalization functions, e.g. preset search values, ranking/sorting of search results, recommender, etc.
      • semantically-supported search
  • 21. 3. sharing resources and experiences…
      • ratings
      • tagging
      • social networking capabilities (groups, etc.)
      • annotation about resource use in specific TE contexts (profile-related)
  • 22. What point is Share.TEC at?
    • Validation of first prototype
    • Development of pilot system
    • Ongoing generation and aggregation of consortium partners’ metadata
    • Ongoing issues
    • Sustainability, IPR, user involvement
  • 23. prototype
  • 24. Where is Share.TEC in the EdRe landscape?
  • 25. EdReNe SoA – some keyword counts EDReNE SoA Report: For almost 100% of EDRENE members, teachers are the primary target 382 -
    • learn* (…er, …ers, …ing)
    243 -
    • teach* (…er, …ers, …ing)
    professional development teacher education/training 4 - 9 -
  • 26. SoA – repositoires with a stated teacher training or teacher education dimension - videos for professional development and classroom use Teachers.tv (UK) - curriculum and training materials for teachers Scoilnet (IE) - teachers’ pedagogical experiences (with digital resources) Gold (IT) - online in-service teacher training courses Opettaja.tv (FI) - descriptions of teaching and learning methods and tools LeMill (EE) - primary & secondary education, teacher training , adult ed. KlasCement (BE)
  • 27. Engaging users….in Share.TEC
    • focus groups - 2009-2010
    • training sessions (teacher educators, teachers) - summer 2010
    • user-stakeholder events - 2009-2010
    • personalised services
  • 28. Engaging producers ….in Share.TEC
    • Addressing producer needs/concerns (inside & outside the consortium)
    • Events & workshops
      • 1st Workshop: Representing Teacher Education with Ontologies: Towards a Multicultural Dimension, Jan. 09, Venice IT
      • 2nd workshop: Sharing Teacher Education Resources in Europe: Capturing Users’ Perspectives, July 09, Dublin IE
      • 3rd workshop: Heerlen, NL, April 2010
      • Project exhibition: Online Educa, Berlin Dec. 2010
      • Memoranda of understanding with established initiatives (national & EC projects, content providers)
    • System tools and functionalities (MMF )
  • 29. Engaging users … some thoughts on identifying with the service
    • “ It is hard to underestimate the importance of (the editing issue) as a means of satisfying authors . While there is an editing phase, it is "their" repository. Without an editing phase it is "my" repository. It provides a service for me: I put things there so that I can find them later.
    • I care much more about what is in the repository, because I have responsibility . I could go on to use words like " empowerment “…
    • The feeling of difference is enormous: instead of it being something that is an extra imposition that costs me time, it is much clearer it is a useful service that … becomes part of my working structure …”
    • Hugh Glaser, University of Southampton,
    • JISC-REPOSITORIES mailing list (UK)
  • 30. Thanks…come and see us
    • project website http://www.share-tec.eu/
    • contact [email_address]
    • [email_address]
  • 31. A “European” TE resource