SWORD Stories

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Slides for my talk on SWORD for learning materials repositories, including live demos (not shown here- will include Jing video captures later). From the 2009 Intrallect Conference, 25-26 March 2009.

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SWORD Stories

  1. 1. SWORD Stories - Easy Deposit Cutting Through Repositories’ Red Tape Sarah Currier Consultancy | E-Learning * Resource Sharing * Web 2.0 * Metadata * Repositories
  2. 2. Presentation • Why SWORD? • What is SWORD? • What does SWORD include? • SWORD conformance and APP • SWORD resources • SWORD story demos: – SWORD Story 1: Drag-n-Drop – SWORD Story 2: Bulk Deposit – SWORD Story 3: Content Authoring – SWORD Story 4: Deposit Feeds as Learning Resources – SWORD Story 5: Take it to the Users Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 2
  3. 3. Why SWORD? An educational technology vision un-realised: • Easy self-deposit by resource authors • Easy sharing of resources across collections, organisations, communities Barriers: • Prohibitive rights policies • Complicated deposit workflows • Interoperability standards for everything but deposit Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 3
  4. 4. Why SWORD? Solutions: • Prohibitive rights policies – Open licensing solutions (e.g. Creative Commons) – Open educational resources movement • Complicated deposit workflows – Repositories supporting: • minimal self-deposit workflow stage; • supported by admin workflow stages; • skirting repositories interfaces altogether: – drag-n-drop – interfaces within tools teachers use already • Interoperability standards for everything but deposit – JISC Deposit API Working Group (2006) – ... became the SWORD project (2007) – ... followed by SWORD2 (2008) – ... Now SWORD3 is on: UKOLN support for ongoing work Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 4
  5. 5. Why SWORD? Solutions: • Prohibitive rights policies – Open licensing solutions (e.g. Creative Commons) – Open educational resources movement • Complicated deposit workflows – Repositories supporting: • minimal self-deposit workflow stage; • supported by admin workflow stages; • skirting repositories interfaces altogether: – drag-n-drop – interfaces within tools teachers use already • Interoperability specs for everything but deposit – JISC Deposit API Working Group (2006) – ... became the SWORD project (2007) – ... followed by SWORD2 (2008) – ... Now SWORD3 is on: UKOLN support for ongoing work Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 5
  6. 6. What is SWORD? SWORD is: • Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit • a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol • a light-weight, open specification for remote deposit of resources into repositories and similar systems Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 6
  7. 7. What does SWORD include? SWORD specification supports: • Remotely querying a repository for information about collections available for deposit. • Depositing resources into available collections, with or without specifying user log-in details. • Mediated deposit, where a user (e.g. a librarian) deposits on behalf of another user (e.g. a teacher); the resources are only deposited to collections the teacher has access to, and are recorded by the repository as belonging to that teacher. • Developer support functions: No0p and Verbose. Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 7
  8. 8. SWORD conformance and APP SWORD includes: • a subset of elements from the Atom Publishing Protocol – focusing on POST • mandatory and optional elements NB: repositories may also support Atom Publishing Protocol elements not included in SWORD, e.g. PUT (update), DELETE – none do yet, to my knowledge Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 8
  9. 9. SWORD resources: clients SWORD project clients • SWORD open source reference clients: – Command line – GUI (desktop) – Web-based • SWORD demonstrator Facebook client http://www.swordapp.org/sword/demonstrators Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 9
  10. 10. SWORD resources: reference Reference implementations of repositories • intraLibrary • DSpace • Eprints • Fedora • Test packages for deposit also available http://www.swordapp.org/sword/demonstrators Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 10
  11. 11. SWORD stories SWORD Stories for e-Learning: Use Cases 1. Drag-and-drop desktop tools 2. Bulk deposit: sharing metadata 3. Deposit from content authoring tools 4. Drag-and-drop newsfeeds into repository 5. Taking SWORD to the people: – SWORD Facebook App – OfficeSWORD: deposit straight from Microsoft Office – SWORD widget Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 11
  12. 12. SWORD Story 1: Drag-n-Drop #1 intraLibrary Drag-n-Drop Desktop Tool • Simple batch file using SWORD client • Supports multiple file / IMS CP deposit • Supports deposit of metadata-only XML LOM files • Works with intraLibrary workflows/application profiles/metadata templates • Requires set-up with correct username/password/collection details Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 12
  13. 13. SWORD Story 1: Drag-n-Drop #2 Keele University Desktop Tool • Took it forward for real users: – user-friendly dialog – security enhancements Michael Debenham will be demo’ing in next presentation, after the break. Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 13
  14. 14. SWORD Story 2: Bulk Deposit Two large-scale public-sector educational resource providers wanted to share resources: • NHS Education for Scotland Shared Learning Portal • IRISS Learning Exchange Interoperability specifications: • Extract metadata nightly from IRISS LX using either: – OAI-PMH, or – SRU • Deposit it into NHS Shared Learning via: – SWORD Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 14
  15. 15. SWORD Story 2: Bulk Deposit Let’s have a look: (search for “ethical” in both) • IRISS Learning Exchange http://www.iriss.ac.uk/openlx/ • NHS Education for Scotland Shared Learning Portal http://www.sharedlearning.scot.nhs.uk/ Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 15
  16. 16. SWORD Story 3: Content Authoring Compendle Course Authoring Tool: • Easy creation of SCORM-compliant courses – Publish as zip file SCORM package – Publish as HTML – Publish to CD-ROM – Publish to repository (using SWORD) • Round trip: can download resources from repository for inclusion in SCORM course – Using SRU behind search facility Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 16
  17. 17. SWORD Story 3: Content Authoring Let’s Have a Look: • NHS Scotland Shared Learning Portal http://www.sharedlearning.scot.nhs.uk/ 1. Find resource from repository (using SRU) 2. Publish SCORM course to repository (using SWORD) Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 17
  18. 18. SWORD Story 4: Deposit Feeds JISC-funded FeedForward tool: • Desk-top tool • Gather all your feeds’ results • Categorise your feeds • Decide which feed categories you want to see more or less of, dynamically • Collect individual feed results • Drag-and-drop collection as IMS Content Package, with: Author, Title, Description, Keywords ... in IEEE LOM Metadata in Package ... into repository (using SWORD) Let’s have a look ... http://getfeedforward.org/ Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 18
  19. 19. SWORD Story 5: Take it to the Users 5a: Facebook SWORD Client App http://fb.swordapp.org/ Let’s have a look ... Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 19
  20. 20. SWORD Story 5: Take it to the Users 5b: OfficeSWORD http://www.codeplex.com/OfficeSWORD “A sample plug-in for uploading Office documents to a repository directly from within the Office applications using the SWORD protocol.” “License: Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)” Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 20
  21. 21. SWORD Story 5: Take it to the Users 5c: SWORD Deposit Widget http://www.rwidgets.co.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:sword Let’s have a look at it in Netvibes (iFrame) Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 21
  22. 22. Contacts SWORD Website: http://www.swordapp.org/ Intrallect (for intraLibrary SWORD support and tools, and NHS/Compendle projects): enquiries@intrallect.com Keele University (for Keele SWORD desktop deposit), contact Boyd or Jonathan: b.duffee@isc.keele.ac.uk, jonathan@cs.keele.ac.uk Sarah Currier Consultancy: sarah.currier@gmail.com Other relevant references, resources and links: http://www.elearning.ac.uk/features/sword NB: This SWORD article was the most popular yet on e-Learning Focus: Downloads Feb 2009= 1045; March 2009 (so far)= 288 Slides ©2009 Sarah Currier; available for reuse under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/scotland/ Open Educational Repositories: Share, Improve, Reuse | Edinburgh, 25-26 Mar 09 http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ 22

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