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Presents co-funded by the European Union
A project co-funded by the European Union, through the eContentplus programme <ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/econtentplus </l...
Adopting Standards and Specifications for Educational Content Dr. David Massart, EUN ASPECT Project Coordinator
Why do we need standards and specifications?
Facilitate  discovery  of learning contents Minimise costs associated with  repurposing  of materials Access  to the highe...
Already today
 
Why raising awareness of standards and specifications is not enough?
 
 
<ul><li>We are convinced that, if properly structured and managed, new best practice networks (BPN) frameworks can help re...
The ASPECT Project
Crux of ASPECT Content Interoperability Issues Content Standards & Specifications Best Practices in Implementing Standards
Scope & Structure
Best practices Dissemination, creating impact Evaluation, quality assurance Implementation of best practices School pilots...
Expected results
Facilitate the adoption of learning technology standards and specifications with a specific focus on the school sector
Take into account teachers’ views as well as those of technical experts during the pre-standardisation process
Assess standards and specifications through their implementation on a critical mass of educational content
Make recommendations on the combination of a number of standards to ensure more transparent interoperability
More specifically
ASPECT will be actively working with more than 200 leading European experts, professional and policy makers in Ministries ...
...as well as with pre-standardisation and standardisation bodies
Impact at least one IMS Specification
ASPECT is also committed to produce at least <ul><li>Two CEN Workshop AgreementTwo ENs created by TC353 — Information and ...
One of the main outcomes will be  the creation of the   ASPECT Service Centre
<ul><li>LOR registry </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary bank for education </li></ul><ul><li>Application profile registry </li><...
How can you benefit?
Join the ASPECT community
Access ASPECT resources
Access ASPECT resources
Join us at one of the 20 ASPECT events
EUN Events <ul><li>Developer Workshop on the ASPECT approach to Federated Search and Harvesting, March 10-11, 2009 Leuven ...
Apply to the ASPECT Awards!
About ASPECT
22 Partners from 15 Countries <ul><li>9  Ministries of Education </li></ul><ul><li>4  Commercial content developers and le...
Ministries of Education <ul><li>Denmark – UNI-C </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium (Flemish community) - EduC  </li></ul><ul><li>Fr...
Commercial Content & Technology providers <ul><li>Siveco Romania SA </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge University Press Ltd. </li...
Time & Budget <ul><li>ASPECT is a Best Practice Network supported by the European Commission's eContent plus  Programme </...
Contact and Information <ul><li>ASPECT:  http://aspect-project.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>LRE:  http://lre.eun.org/   </li></u...
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  1. 1. Presents co-funded by the European Union
  2. 2. A project co-funded by the European Union, through the eContentplus programme <ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/econtentplus </li></ul>
  3. 3. Adopting Standards and Specifications for Educational Content Dr. David Massart, EUN ASPECT Project Coordinator
  4. 4. Why do we need standards and specifications?
  5. 5. Facilitate discovery of learning contents Minimise costs associated with repurposing of materials Access to the highest-quality learning resources available Impact on learning outcomes and quality of learning experience Advertise learning contents by making them easily identifiable, discoverable and usable. Secure investments by developing standard-based infrastructures
  6. 6. Already today
  7. 8. Why raising awareness of standards and specifications is not enough?
  8. 11. <ul><li>We are convinced that, if properly structured and managed, new best practice networks (BPN) frameworks can help redress the ‘disconnect’ between standards’ organisations and the educational community by: </li></ul><ul><li>focussing on implementing standards as well as raising awareness, and </li></ul><ul><li>supporting emerging standards and specifications that map to and are influenced by best practice related to the use of ICT in schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The ASPECT project </li></ul>
  9. 12. The ASPECT Project
  10. 13. Crux of ASPECT Content Interoperability Issues Content Standards & Specifications Best Practices in Implementing Standards
  11. 14. Scope & Structure
  12. 15. Best practices Dissemination, creating impact Evaluation, quality assurance Implementation of best practices School pilots <ul><li>Metadata: IEEE LOM, Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary: XVD, VDEX, ZTHES, SKOS </li></ul><ul><li>Protocol: SQI, SPI, SRU/SRW, OAI-PMH </li></ul><ul><li>Query Language: CQL, PLQL, LRE-QL </li></ul><ul><li>Registry: CORDRA, ADL Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Format : IMS Content Packaging, SCORM, IMS Common Cartridge, IMS QTI </li></ul><ul><li>Identifier : Handle System, DOI </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Rights Management: Creative Commons, IMS Common Cartridge, LRE DRM </li></ul>Content discovery Content use
  13. 16. Expected results
  14. 17. Facilitate the adoption of learning technology standards and specifications with a specific focus on the school sector
  15. 18. Take into account teachers’ views as well as those of technical experts during the pre-standardisation process
  16. 19. Assess standards and specifications through their implementation on a critical mass of educational content
  17. 20. Make recommendations on the combination of a number of standards to ensure more transparent interoperability
  18. 21. More specifically
  19. 22. ASPECT will be actively working with more than 200 leading European experts, professional and policy makers in Ministries of education...
  20. 23. ...as well as with pre-standardisation and standardisation bodies
  21. 24. Impact at least one IMS Specification
  22. 25. ASPECT is also committed to produce at least <ul><li>Two CEN Workshop AgreementTwo ENs created by TC353 — Information and Communication Technologies for learning education and training </li></ul>
  23. 26. One of the main outcomes will be the creation of the ASPECT Service Centre
  24. 27. <ul><li>LOR registry </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary bank for education </li></ul><ul><li>Application profile registry </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic translation service for metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance testing </li></ul><ul><li>Transformer service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>turn metadata & vocabularies into another format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to known interoperability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technology Observatory </li></ul>ASPECT Service Centre
  25. 28. How can you benefit?
  26. 29. Join the ASPECT community
  27. 30. Access ASPECT resources
  28. 31. Access ASPECT resources
  29. 32. Join us at one of the 20 ASPECT events
  30. 33. EUN Events <ul><li>Developer Workshop on the ASPECT approach to Federated Search and Harvesting, March 10-11, 2009 Leuven , Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~hmdb/SqiOaiAspect/ </li></ul><ul><li>ASPECT Workshop at IMS Learning Impact 2009, Barcelona, 14-15 May 2009. Further details will be posted on the ASPECT web site shortly </li></ul>
  31. 34. Apply to the ASPECT Awards!
  32. 35. About ASPECT
  33. 36. 22 Partners from 15 Countries <ul><li>9 Ministries of Education </li></ul><ul><li>4 Commercial content developers and leading technology providers </li></ul><ul><li>2 European associations </li></ul><ul><li>Experts from international standardisation bodies and consortia active in eLearning: CEN/ISSS, IMS, IEEE, ISO, ADL... </li></ul>
  34. 37. Ministries of Education <ul><li>Denmark – UNI-C </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium (Flemish community) - EduC </li></ul><ul><li>France – CNDP </li></ul><ul><li>Germany – FWU </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary – EDUCATIO </li></ul><ul><li>Italy – INDIRE </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania – ITC </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal – DGIDC </li></ul><ul><li>Slovenia – UL </li></ul>
  35. 38. Commercial Content & Technology providers <ul><li>Siveco Romania SA </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge University Press Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Icodeon </li></ul><ul><li>Young Digital Planet SA </li></ul>European Associations European Schoolnet EIfEL
  36. 39. Time & Budget <ul><li>ASPECT is a Best Practice Network supported by the European Commission's eContent plus Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start 1 September 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End 28 February 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 4.625 M. budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>€ 3.7 M. funding </li></ul></ul>
  37. 40. Contact and Information <ul><li>ASPECT: http://aspect-project.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>LRE: http://lre.eun.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>LRE: http: // lreforschool s.eun.org </li></ul><ul><li>European Schooln et : http://www.eun.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>eContentPlus: http://ec.europa.eu/econtentplus </li></ul>co-funded by the European Union
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