Jyväskylä, Finland Source: [http://www.jyu.fi/, http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/]
Global Information Systems at the University of JyväskyläFocus areas Projects Global Information Systems OpenDiscoverySpace: Open Supporting globally distributed Content and Scenarios for Schools workgroups OpenScout: OER for Management Open Educational Resources TELMAP: Technology Forecasting Reference Modeling NORDLET: Nordic Baltic Network for Learning, Education andE-Learning Training Supporting international COSMOS: Open Science education settings Resources: Exchange of Scientific Content Cultural adaptation ASPECT: Open Content and Standardization & Quality standards for schools Management iCOPER: New standards for Mobile & Ambient Learning educational technologies Innovative tools and solutions
From here… http://www.etextbookseurope.eu Textbooks as a synonym for traditional, teacher-led, boring education…
In simple words… eTextbooks as THE distribution channel, e.g. using ebook readers, tablets, smartphones http://www.etextbookseurope.eu eTextbooks must be – Adaptable / adaptive – Personalizable – Responsive – Flexible – Accessible What should be different to traditional textbooks? – Learning activities – Multimedia – Adaptation / re-authoring – (Re-)combination – Assessments – Collaboration – More to be discussed today Freedom of Choice?! Ease of Use!Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
eTextbooks around the world…Strong developments in Asia – China has proposed an approach based on their national eTextbook/eSchoolbag specification – South Korea has a competing approach, based on a Digital Smart Content specification, which is a national profile of EPUB3 extended with IMS Question and Test Interoperability, IMS Tools Interoperability specifications, and other national specifications Time toFew activities in Europe… Act!Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
CEN Workshop Learning Technologies Started its activities in February 1999 Development and use of relevant and appropriate standards for learning technologies for Europe Supporting European Stakeholders to engage in standardization activities and create European consensus Creating models, specifications, agreements, guidelines or recommendations Providing a forum for the development and implementation of requirements-driven Learning Technologies e.g. through the development of a network or test bed for interoperability testing or through the creation of reference examples Carefully examining and taking into account the various effects on learning and training technology standards which are due to the diversity of cultural backgrounds and languages that exists within Europe Publicizing the Learning Technologies Workshops activities and results to Relevant European projects, Technology developers and End users Providing a forum for discourse and discussion for European project initiatives Encouraging participation in global initiatives in order to ensure that diverse European requirements are properly addressed by those global initiativesJan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
eTernity: Role of CEN WS LT Bringing European Stakeholders together! http://www.etextbookseurope.eu A state of the art analysis on international initiatives, in particular DITA and EPUB3 from a publishing perspective, and activities within ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 WG6 – a clear picture of related activities in particular in the e-book publishing sector, Requirement gathering of European stakeholders, in particular publishers, educational service providers and school networks – bring together current strategies of publishers and publishing standards (such as EPUB3 and DITA) and educational requirements – Ensuring that e-textbooks for learners can be enriched by educational services, supporting adapting activities, re-mixing, tracking, sequencing, licensing, etc Initial framework for adaptable e-books for learners: Based on the initial mappings, the CEN WS-LT will provide an initial abstract framework consisting of publishing standards and educational services as a basis for further standardization Discourse, consensus, position development, international participation! Collaboration with ISO/IEC – http://www.etextbook-standard.info/Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
So why are we here?Creating an initial understanding of severalcommunities, perspectives and interestsDeveloping a European perspective onglobal issuesUnderstanding educational requirements inthe context of digital publishingCreating common initiatives and work itemsBut most important: understanding eachother and entering discourse!
eTernity: Some initial thoughts…. What are the key elements of a standard? http://www.etextbookseurope.eu – Base standards: DITA, EPUB3, … – Learning technology standards: LOM, MLR, IMS LD/QTI, SCORM? – Technical standards: HTML5, XML, … How to design an open architecture… – Combination of standards – APIs – Application Profiles –… …and fulfill stakeholder interests – E.g. commercial vs open content How to align international activities?Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
Some issues to include Multi Channel Publishing Workflow-/activity embedding http://www.etextbookseurope.eu Content structures and modularization Sequencing, tracking, monitoring Connecting heterogeneous systems: LMS, HR systems, ERP systems, administration systems, e-portfolio Learner profiles and data Re-combination of contents – Combination of open and commercial contents Personalization – Recommendations – Adaptation – Own learning pathways Rights / IPR Accessibility Ease of Use!!!Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
eTernity: Goals for today Understanding the basics – Current initiatives in business development and education – Current initiatives in standardization Standards – EPUB3, DITA, html5, … – ISO standards Working towards a European position – Mapped and related requirements gathering for education & publishing – Position statement – Contribution towards relevant global workgroups Action plan – Meeting schedule – Liaisons / collaborations – (Common) working groups – Proposal for CEN/ISSS WSLT – Project liaisonsJan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
eTernity: CEN WSLT’s Plans Kicking off the initiative – Stakeholder meeting and initial requirements gathering Work item at CEN WS LT – F2F meeting every three months – Specific online meetings – Express your support: http://etextbookseurope.eu/?q=node/9 Input towards ISO/EC JTC1 SC36 – Meeting in Paris in March – Meeting in Moscow in SeptemberJan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
eTernity: Agenda Input statements – Publishing – Standards – Initiatives Coffee Breaks & Lunch Workshops: Discussion on potentially relevant issues – Introduction of each stakeholder – (uncommented) collection of requirements – Requirements and solutions • E.g. allowing learning scenarios -> inclusion of learning designs / educational pathways – Ranking & Action planning – Summary presentationJan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
Group Discussion Workshops Topics: – Scenarios and requirements following the lifecycle – Technical standards and architecture Group phases – (uncommented) collection of requirements for each phase / standards per issue (30 mins) – Developing possible scenarios and requirements (1h) – Possible solutions • E.g. allowing learning scenarios -> inclusion of learning designs / educational pathways – Ranking & Action planning (30 mins) – Summary presentationJan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä
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