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Creating and sharing OER in primary and secondary education: challenges and strategies

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  • 1. Creating and sharing OER in primary and secondary education: challenges and strategies Francesc Busquets [email_address] Educational Network of Catalonia (XTEC)
  • 2. Public Education in Catalonia
    • About 3.000 public schools, 10 5 teachers, 10 6 students
    • 3. Two official languages: Spanish and Catalan
    • 4. New Education Law (2006), focused on the work on key competences
    • 5. Main challenges: multicultural integration, improvement of academic results
  • 6. ICT in Education in Catalonia
    • Official program started in 1986
    • 7. XTEC: Public Telematic Educational Network, offering Internet services since 1995 to all Catalan teachers and schools.
    • 8. Creation and sharing of educational materials by teachers, stimulated by in-service teacher training
    • 9. Promotion of free software and collaborative projects
    • 10. 1x1 plan for secondary education, started in 2009
  • 11. OER repositories in the XTEC (I)
    • Open source authoring tools for teachers and associated repositories:
      • JClic
      • 12. Quaderns Virtuals (Virtual Notebooks)
      • 13. La Prestatgeria (The bookshelf)
    • alexandria: Moodle and IWB resources
    • 14. edu365.cat: student's portal
    • 15. edu3.cat: video and audio productions
  • 16. JClic
    • Open source (GPL) platform for activities in diverse modes (relating, ordering, identifying, classifying...)
    • 17. Made with Java
    • 18. Same application, several delivery formats: Applet, Stand-alone frame, Java WebStart application
  • 19. JClic collaborative project
    • ClicZone: open space for collaboration and exchange of learning objects between educators
      • http://clic.xtec.cat
    • Library with more than 1.200 projects and 200.000 activities, in different languages
  • 20. Virtual Notebooks (QV)
    • Implementation of the IMS QTI standard
    • 21. Authoring tool for teachers
    • 22. Control of play conditions and student's answers
    • 23. Integrated in Moodle
    • 24. Library with 200 notebooks created by teachers
    • 25. http://clic.xtec.cat/qv
  • 26. Alexandria
    • Space to share Moodle and Interactive Whiteboard resources created by teachers
    • 27. Based on the OpenLearn Moodle repository http://openlearn.open.ac.uk
    • 28. Open source development
    • 29. http://alexandria.xtec.cat
  • 30. La Prestatgeria (The bookshelf)
    • Creation, edition and sharing of digital books
    • 31. http://phobos.xtec.cat/llibres
    • 32. Exports to SCORM, PDF and other formats
    • 33. Open source development, based on MyScrapbook
  • 34. edu365.cat
    • Started in 2001
    • 35. Digital learning resources for students
    • 36. More than 15.000 interactive educational objects
    • 37. > 12.000 hours of interaction
    • 38. Student's desktops with specific tools
    • 39. http://www.edu365.cat
  • 40. edu3.cat
    • Media content portal with more than 10.000 video and audio clips
    • 41. Joint project between the Catalan Public Broadcasting Corporation and the Department of Education
    • 42. Free to use in classrooms
    • 43. http://edu3.cat
  • 44. OER repositories in the XTEC (II)
    • Metadata repositories and associated networks and search engines:
      • Merlí: Bank of LOM metadata, search engine and structured resource organizer
      • 45. Agrega: Authoring tool and federated network of SCORM resources (Spanish project - Catalan node in progress)
      • 46. LRE: European network of OER metadata repositories
  • 47. Merlí
    • LOM metadata about 10.000 OER
    • 48. Search engine and structured resource organizer
    • 49. Teachers can enrich metadata with comments and ratings
    • 50. open source development
    • 51. http://merli.xtec.cat
  • 52. Agrega
    • Project leaded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Governments
    • 53. Network of repositories of SCORM objects
    • 54. Cataloged with LOM.es, a specific application profile of LOM
    • 55. Open source development
    • 56. http://www.proyectoagrega.es
  • 57. Learning Resource Exchange
    • Project leaded by European Schoolnet
    • 58. Network of repositories of OER metadata
    • 59. Fruit of the european projects Celebrate, MELT and LRE
    • 60. Teachers can enrich metadata
    • 61. http://lreforschools.eun.org
  • 62. Weaknesses and challenges (I)
    • Irregular quality of resources
    • 63. Copyright issues in assets used in some OER created by teachers: lack of knowledge about legal issues
    • 64. Resources with poor or null metadata
    • 65. Some repositories have oversized metadata profiles
  • 66. Weaknesses and challenges (II)
    • Dispersion of formats and publishing platforms
    • 67. Interoperability issues (also using standards!)
    • 68. Lack of feedback. Users can comment and rate resources, but usually don't do it
  • 69. Our current strategies and actions (I)
    • Reinforcement of Merli as a common pool of metadata and central search engine
    • 70. Linking of networks and repositories, allowing extended and specialized search of resources
    • 71. Simplification of user interfaces and metadata mandatory schemes
    • 72. Tagging must be easy for teachers
  • 73. Our current strategies and actions (II)
    • Official recognition of the work made by authors of OER (awards, featuring...)
    • 74. Inclusion into in-service teacher training programs of information about legal issues, copyright, licensing and rights and duties related to OER
    • 75. Use of Moodle as a central point of delivery and interaction with OER
  • 76. Thank you!