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A presentation of European Schoolnet's Learning Resource Exchange. What it is, how it works and is governed.

A presentation of European Schoolnet's Learning Resource Exchange. What it is, how it works and is governed.

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  • IMS ILOX as a framework to manage and exchange “authoritative” and “non-authoritative” metadata of different natures and origins in a conceptually clean way.


  • 1. European SchoolnetLearning Resource Exchange David Massart <>
  • 2. Outline• What is the LRE?• 200,000+ OERs that ‘travel well’• How does the LRE work?• LRE Subcommittee• Latest developments
  • 3. Learning Resource Exchange (LRE)• Result of an effort started in 2002• By European Schoolnet (EUN) and its supporting European Ministries of Education (MoEs)• With support of the European Commission (CELEBRATE, CALIBRATE, MELT, ASPECT and eQNet)• Self-sustained since 2008• Covers all aspects linked to access to OERs: Interoperability and standard, Legal, Quality, Infrastructure, Pedagogy, Retrieval
  • 4. Catalogue of Quality OERsfor K-12 Education in Europe
  • 5. 200,000+ Open Educational Resources
  • 6. 50+ LRE Content Providers
  • 7. 200,000+ OERs that
  • 8. Trans-national Topics (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource addresses curriculum topics that could be considered trans-national. For example, teaching multiplication is usually covered in every national curriculum, but teaching the folklore of a very specific region is not. It can also be a resource well suited for use in multi- disciplinary or cross-curricular contexts. ce-details?resourceId=280919 ce-details?resourceId=400452 - 8
  • 9. Knowledge of a specific language is not needed (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource can be used without having to translate accompanyingtexts and/or the resource may be available in at least 3 Europeanlanguages. For example, a resource might be a video where the narrative can be turned off, or it employs icons, images, animations, maps, etc. making its contents understandable for everyone. details?resourceId=400117 details?resourceId=264342 - 9
  • 10. Stored as a file type that is usable with generally available software*The resource can be used in anyenvironment (online and off-line) andruns on multiple platforms (alsohand-held, IWB). For example this can be an animation that plays in a web browser without the need for additional software. t/resource- details?resourceId=264832 t/resource- details?resourceId=250809 - 10
  • 11. Methodological support for teachers is not neededSubject teachers can easilyrecognize how this resource meetstheir curriculum requirements or howthis resource could be used in ateaching scenario without furtherinstructions. This criteria should notbe used to assess the usability(technical qualities) of a resource. t/resource- details?resourceId=399084 t/resource- details?resourceId=401108 - 11
  • 12. Intuitive and easy to useThe resource is intuitive to use in thesense that it has a user-friendlyinterface and is easy to navigate forboth teachers and students withouthaving to read or translate complexoperating instructions.Example are resources with simple button commands to create maps for use on computers, printouts or interactive white boards. ource-details?resourceId=261871 ource-details?resourceId=280960 - 12
  • 13. Interactivity with or without feedback in a digital environmentThis kind of resource invites or requires a significantdegree of user input or engagement, other than justreading something on a page in an online or offlineenvironment. The interactivity can be simple or complex. Simple forms can be feedback on correct or incorrect answers in a drill/practice scenario. Complex forms can be lab activities that produce different results depending on user actions or hints to help complete tasks successfully in an online environment. An interactive resource that does not provide feedback but still requires user input would be a geometric 3D shape that can be moved and turned. rce-details?resourceId=248375 rce-details?resourceId=264849 - 13
  • 14. Clear license status (MUST BE PRESENT)The user can easily find information about the license/rights (sometimes called Terms of Use, Copyright or Permissions) for this resource.These statements explain if users or educators are allowed to make copies, or remix or redistribute a resource, or use images from the site in a blog without contacting the photographer, or if they can put this resource in a VLE like Moodle, etc.This license/rights information should be understandable for a typical user. details?resourceId=265528 details?resourceId=399091 - 14
  • 15. Catalogue Service for Learning Environments
  • 16. LRE Widget
  • 17. LRE Portal
  • 18. xtra%5Bdatabase%5D=LRE&extra%5Buser%5D=&cmdFilter=filter_activated
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  • 21. n/digitala-larresurser/sok-med-spindeln
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  • 23. Metadata & Metadata Acquisition
  • 24. LRE Metadata Application Profile (1)
  • 25. LRE Metadata Application Profile (2)
  • 26. LRE Protocols
  • 27. Inside the Dark CloudOnce collected (or generated), metadata is1. Controlled2. Corrected / Completed3. Identified4. Transformed into an LRE format (CMR)5. Translated6. Indexed
  • 28. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  • 29. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  • 30. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  • 31. Metadata Control (In Action)
  • 32. Metadata Correction / Completion
  • 33. LRE Metadata Format (CMR)
  • 34. Metadata Lifecycle & Identity
  • 35. LRE Subcommittee• LRE governing body• Meets twice a year• Founding members and Associate members have one vote each and elect a Chair• Technical Advisory Board – chaired by EUN• Decisions on operation of LRE and annual workplan decided by Founding and Associate members• Changes to statutes of LRE Governing Committee and LRE membership rules require majority decision by Founding members (MoE)
  • 36. Types of LRE Members• LRE Founding members – EUN MoEs• LRE Associate members – Territorial, regional, municipal authorities – Commercial and public sector content providers – Tools’ providers• LRE Subscription members (limited to 1 year) – Smaller organizations exploring LRE added value
  • 37. LRE Subcommittee Members• Belgium • The Netherlands (chair)• Czech Rep. • Norway• Finland • Portugal• Italy • Sweden• Lithuania • SwitzerlandCurrently discussing with SMEs, MoEs, Projects
  • 38. Beyond Metadata
  • 39. Beyond Metadata: Social Data
  • 40. LRE Social Data Manager
  • 41. Location of LRE Portal Visitors (2012)
  • 42. Beyond Metadata: Artifact Data
  • 43. LRE Proxy (under development)• This proxy is very similar to URLshorteners such as or• LRE “short” URLs are used in the LREmetadata to replace resource locations• Each time users consult the LRE catalog toaccess OERs, they contact the LRE Proxythat captures data before redirecting theusers to the actual resources
  • 44. OER Analytics• Associated with metadata, interaction data enables – Improved curation, searching, ranking, and recommending of OERs – Better data on which OERs are most likely to be used and where• Valuable source of analytics of OERs’ audience preferences• Helps to identify quality resources by crowdsourcing• Makes it possible to measure – Impacts of marketing campaigns for the uptake of OERs – Shifts in educational policies on OERs globally• D. Massart and E. Shulman. Interaction Data Exchange. D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2013. (forthcoming)
  • 45. SENnet
  • 46. For Further Information WEB: EMAIL: