Creating and sharing OER

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

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Creating and sharing OER

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

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