Scoilnet: searching the LRE from within a national school portal

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Scoilnet: searching the LRE from within a national school portal

  1. 1. SCOILNET: SEARCHING THE LRE FROM WITHIN A NATIONAL SCHOOL PORTAL Mike O’Byrne National Coordinator – Scoilnet NCTE [email_address]
  2. 2. OUTLINE <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Our objectives for MELT project </li></ul><ul><li>What we achieved through MELT </li></ul><ul><li>Scoilnet User Initiated Searches on LRE </li></ul><ul><li>Scoilnet Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>What we would like… </li></ul>
  3. 3. SCOILNET: STARTING POINT <ul><li>a means of access to and promotion of content, information and advice, and </li></ul><ul><li>a mechanism for collaboration and sharing for those involved in and interested in first and second level education in Ireland. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SCOILNET: FINDING RESOURCES <ul><li>The Resource Finder facilitates browsing through the database by syllabus topics and sub-topics. Each resource is presented in the context of its suitability to the curriculum and includes learning outcomes, extension activities and where relevant special needs notes. </li></ul><ul><li>The Search function is a targeted means of finding resources and is located on all pages within the site. Enter a keyword and a list of weblinks, images and articles will be retrieved. </li></ul>
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES WHEN JOINING MELT <ul><li>To increase our knowledge and understanding of metadata </li></ul><ul><li>To build relationships with European counterparts </li></ul><ul><li>To share our resources </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the stock of learning and teaching resources available </li></ul><ul><li>To improve the quality of our service </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the traffic to our portal </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE THROUGH MELT? <ul><li>Selected Scoilnet resources to be made available in the LRE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Well Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright / CC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Added Metadata to our resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOM LRE Application Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation of Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass Upload to LRE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connected to the LRE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed web service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated into Scoilnet front end </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SCOILNET: USER INITIATED SEARCHES <ul><li>Dec - 4 school days </li></ul><ul><li>838 unique search terms </li></ul><ul><li>1457 searches initiated </li></ul><ul><li>Top Searches>> </li></ul><ul><li>1 google 2 christmas 3 games 4 Palestine 5 the normans 6 advent 7 maths 8 vikings 9 christmas art 10 geography 11 fall of the roman empire </li></ul>
  8. 8. SCOILNET: SEARCHES ON LRE <ul><li>2 nd Dec (school day) </li></ul><ul><li>17 unique search terms </li></ul><ul><li>22 searches initiated </li></ul><ul><li>50 resources visited </li></ul><ul><li>Now lets follow the Scoilnet users>> </li></ul>
  9. 9. SCOILNET NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Facilitate LRE to harvest our repository. </li></ul><ul><li>National Repository to improve quality control and complete more fields of the schema. </li></ul><ul><li>Include Metadata as part of the content development process. </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness of metadata , and need (benefits) of centralise repository connected to LRE. </li></ul><ul><li>Address Copyright and CC licence issues. </li></ul>6. Develop Application Profile to include reference to Irish Curriculum. 7. Promote use of LRE through Scoilnet. 8. Automatic metadata generation may have benefits for Irish agencies depending on starting point. 9. Add different LRE services to Scoilnet.
  10. 10. WHAT WE WOULD LIKE… <ul><li>Continue to strengthen relationships with colleagues across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>LRE to use position (size, expertise, knowledge etc) to leverage relationships with international repositories. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple LRE services – languages, formats, repositories , Social Tagging , </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical and Error reporting service </li></ul>5. LOM LRE Application Profile - Better Subject, Age and Curriculum specification. 6. LRE to consider developing an SLA with national portals. 7. LRE product roadmap with phased releases. 8. Asynchronous Service (Technical but will be necessary as use increases) 9. What content? <Links to Links> or <Links to Resources> 10. ….
  11. 11. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Scoilnet </li></ul><ul><li>National Centre for Technology in Education </li></ul><ul><li>DCU </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin 9 </li></ul><ul><li>01 7008200 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.scoilnet.ie </li></ul>

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