Scoilnet: searching the LRE from within a national school portalPresentation Transcript
SCOILNET: SEARCHING THE LRE FROM WITHIN A NATIONAL SCHOOL PORTAL Mike O’Byrne National Coordinator – Scoilnet NCTE [email_address]
Our objectives for MELT project
What we achieved through MELT
Scoilnet User Initiated Searches on LRE
Scoilnet Next Steps
What we would like…
SCOILNET: STARTING POINT
a means of access to and promotion of content, information and advice, and
a mechanism for collaboration and sharing for those involved in and interested in first and second level education in Ireland.
SCOILNET: FINDING RESOURCES
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.
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.
OBJECTIVES WHEN JOINING MELT
To increase our knowledge and understanding of metadata
To build relationships with European counterparts
To share our resources
To increase the stock of learning and teaching resources available
To improve the quality of our service
To increase the traffic to our portal
WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE THROUGH MELT?
Selected Scoilnet resources to be made available in the LRE
Travel Well Criteria
Copyright / CC
Added Metadata to our resources
LOM LRE Application Profile
Translation of Metadata
Mass Upload to LRE
Connected to the LRE
Developed web service
Integrated into Scoilnet front end
SCOILNET: USER INITIATED SEARCHES
Dec - 4 school days
838 unique search terms
1457 searches initiated
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
SCOILNET: SEARCHES ON LRE
2 nd Dec (school day)
17 unique search terms
22 searches initiated
50 resources visited
Now lets follow the Scoilnet users>>
SCOILNET NEXT STEPS
Facilitate LRE to harvest our repository.
National Repository to improve quality control and complete more fields of the schema.
Include Metadata as part of the content development process.
Create awareness of metadata , and need (benefits) of centralise repository connected to LRE.
Address Copyright and CC licence issues.
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.
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE…
Continue to strengthen relationships with colleagues across Europe
LRE to use position (size, expertise, knowledge etc) to leverage relationships with international repositories.
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. ….