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Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research - WP3

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  • In the previous keynote speaches , we have heard a lot about how reuse of open access is important and what benefits it can provide. Heather Joseph said in her keynote clearly that open access = access + reuse. I believe that the the Open Access community, has been over the last years very succesful in the former, but much less sucessful in the later (reuse). I have a background in natural language processing and started the development of the CORE open access aggregation system out of frustration …. As I couldn’t get hold of content that was open. In this presentation, I will talk about a dataset we have created in the DiggiCORE project and want to share with the community. I am hoping this dataset will be used by people to do text-mining and also for research on new impact metrics.
  • Let me know revisit some of the goals of OA, and I am sure this is familiar.I would like to show on this the importance of building an infrastructure that supports the reuse of OA content.
  • Let me know revisit some of the goals of OA, and I am sure this is familiar.I would like to show on this the importance of building an infrastructure that supports the reuse of OA content.
  • Let me know revisit some of the goals of OA, and I am sure this is familiar.I would like to show on this the importance of building an infrastructure that supports the reuse of OA content. WP2 serves as input and WP3 provides output useful for WP4
  • We are committed to understanding and exploring the relations between people, technology/media and learning. But we are also interested in the emergent second order concepts – we are looking at communities that cohere around different platforms/mediaQuality community depends on trust – trust is particularly important in distance educationAnd trust supports open sharing which is also very importantThe confidence to participate depends on all this
  • a) Technical requirements analysis & use cases - Analyse and define the technical requirements for the content delivery platform through a set of physical and virtual meetings with the rest of the consortium and the stakeholders. Identify and document use cases using a formal model, for example using the Unified Modelling Language (UML). The final document will be provided to the consortium for feedback and the use cases adapted accordingly. b) System architecture and user interfaces - Develop the system architecture and design user interfaces. Consider existing software tools, services and frameworks for building eLearning solutions, such as Moodle and Drupal ELMS, as well as existing solutions already deployed at the OU and TUDelft.  The task outcome will be a document specifying (a) software packages to be reused, adapted or developed (if not available); (b) the way how the software packages will plug into each other and (c) the initial version of user interfaces that will support the identified use cases. c) Technical roadmap with timescales - Prioritise the use cases, based on consortium and stakeholder feedback, and create a development plan. Added
  • a) Technical requirements analysis & use cases - Analyse and define the technical requirements for the content delivery platform through a set of physical and virtual meetings with the rest of the consortium and the stakeholders. Identify and document use cases using a formal model, for example using the Unified Modelling Language (UML). The final document will be provided to the consortium for feedback and the use cases adapted accordingly. b) System architecture and user interfaces - Develop the system architecture and design user interfaces. Consider existing software tools, services and frameworks for building eLearning solutions, such as Moodle and Drupal ELMS, as well as existing solutions already deployed at the OU and TUDelft.  The task outcome will be a document specifying (a) software packages to be reused, adapted or developed (if not available); (b) the way how the software packages will plug into each other and (c) the initial version of user interfaces that will support the identified use cases. c) Technical roadmap with timescales - Prioritise the use cases, based on consortium and stakeholder feedback, and create a development plan. Added
  • Establishement of the FOSTER portal through:a) Deployment of the technical infrastructure for content inclusion - establish the technical infrastructure for storing, hosting and streaming the training content), b) Technical provision for content upload and sharing - Adapt or develop (if needed) the software components which will constitute the technical support for (a) content uploaded directly by WP2 members, (b) content provided by WP2 to be reformatted/uploaded by WP3 partners and (c) content harvested from authoritative sources (validated by WP2). c) Content enrichment tools - Adapt and deploy semantic enrichment tools for semantic relatedness, deduplication and language detection of text-based training materials. Provide the means for specifying the topics of the content and different content audiences. d) Adaption and development of the Learning Toolkit – Configure, adapt and/or implement software that will form the Learning Toolkit, which will provide facilities for the viewing of textual and multimedia training content, discussion forums and chats, quizzes, tutorials, glossaries and maps, learning packages, interactive teaching tools, etc.  e) The integration of the Learning Toolkit and the improvement of the user interfaces - Integrate the individual components into a single coherent system.  Revisedand stakeholder feedback, and create a development plan. Added
  • Establishement of the FOSTER portal through:a) Deployment of the technical infrastructure for content inclusion - establish the technical infrastructure for storing, hosting and streaming the training content), b) Technical provision for content upload and sharing - Adapt or develop (if needed) the software components which will constitute the technical support for (a) content uploaded directly by WP2 members, (b) content provided by WP2 to be reformatted/uploaded by WP3 partners and (c) content harvested from authoritative sources (validated by WP2). c) Content enrichment tools - Adapt and deploy semantic enrichment tools for semantic relatedness, deduplication and language detection of text-based training materials. Provide the means for specifying the topics of the content and different content audiences. d) Adaption and development of the Learning Toolkit – Configure, adapt and/or implement software that will form the Learning Toolkit, which will provide facilities for the viewing of textual and multimedia training content, discussion forums and chats, quizzes, tutorials, glossaries and maps, learning packages, interactive teaching tools, etc.  e) The integration of the Learning Toolkit and the improvement of the user interfaces - Integrate the individual components into a single coherent system.  Revisedand stakeholder feedback, and create a development plan. Added
  • Establishement of the FOSTER portal through:a) Deployment of the technical infrastructure for content inclusion - establish the technical infrastructure for storing, hosting and streaming the training content), b) Technical provision for content upload and sharing - Adapt or develop (if needed) the software components which will constitute the technical support for (a) content uploaded directly by WP2 members, (b) content provided by WP2 to be reformatted/uploaded by WP3 partners and (c) content harvested from authoritative sources (validated by WP2). c) Content enrichment tools - Adapt and deploy semantic enrichment tools for semantic relatedness, deduplication and language detection of text-based training materials. Provide the means for specifying the topics of the content and different content audiences. d) Adaption and development of the Learning Toolkit – Configure, adapt and/or implement software that will form the Learning Toolkit, which will provide facilities for the viewing of textual and multimedia training content, discussion forums and chats, quizzes, tutorials, glossaries and maps, learning packages, interactive teaching tools, etc.  e) The integration of the Learning Toolkit and the improvement of the user interfaces - Integrate the individual components into a single coherent system.  Revisedand stakeholder feedback, and create a development plan. Added
  • Provide a set of tools to enhance the portal administration and user experience by:Technical provision for user registration and adaptive learning facilities. Back-office tools for content maintenance and validation. Back-office tools for the administration of the FOSTER portal.Leader: OUDuration: M12-23create a development plan. Added
  • Provide a set of tools to enhance the portal administration and user experience by:Technical provision for user registration and adaptive learning facilities. Back-office tools for content maintenance and validation. Back-office tools for the administration of the FOSTER portal.Leader: OUDuration: M12-23create a development plan. Added
  • Task 3.4 - Content upload, delivery process & FOSTER testingThis task is composed by 2 main activities:The content upload and harvesting - Consult with the WP2 partners and put into practise a formal process & protocol for the upload of Open Educational Resources (OERs) provided by WP2. Carry out the harvesting of content from authoritative sources identified and validated by WP2. Provide continuous human support for content upload & harvesting. The FOSTER portal test & optimisation - Perform a field-test of the FOSTER portal and tools developed in Task 3.2. Report and repair bugs. Ensure the developed solution scales according to the content and access needs. Identify possible scalability issues and address them to create a sustainable and future proof portal.Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OUDuration: M7-23plan. Added
  • Task 3.4 - Content upload, delivery process & FOSTER testingThis task is composed by 2 main activities:The content upload and harvesting - Consult with the WP2 partners and put into practise a formal process & protocol for the upload of Open Educational Resources (OERs) provided by WP2. Carry out the harvesting of content from authoritative sources identified and validated by WP2. Provide continuous human support for content upload & harvesting. The FOSTER portal test & optimisation - Perform a field-test of the FOSTER portal and tools developed in Task 3.2. Report and repair bugs. Ensure the developed solution scales according to the content and access needs. Identify possible scalability issues and address them to create a sustainable and future proof portal.Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OUDuration: M7-23plan. Added
  • Task 3.5: Technical sustainability and maintenance plan: Develop technical sustainability and maintenance plan - Develop a document specifying the technical sustainability and maintenance plan beyond the end of the project, which will: (a) define the level of human effort, roles and skills needed to sustain and manage the portal; (b) Define the hardware resources required to sustain and maintain the portal; (c) Estimate the financial resources for the technical sustainability and maintenance of the portal and (d) specify the roles and responsibilities of different partners. Both TUDelft and OU will jointly assess the technical maintenance issues and draft the technical sustainability and maintenance document. TUD will be then the main responsible for discussing the document with the coordinator and the partners involved in Task 5.2 who will provide feedback to ensure that a realistic sustainability plan is widely agreed within the consortium and can be put into practise once the project is finished. Explore potential synergies with other related initiatives - in particular with emerging platforms providing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), such as with the Open University lead FutureLearn project which challenges US universities that have so far dominated the free MOOCs market. OU will explore technical and workflow process requirements and synergies for the delivery of a selected fraction of high-quality OA content identified by WP2 partners as a MOOC.Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OU, UMinhoDuration: M19-24http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392
  • Task 3.5: Technical sustainability and maintenance plan: Develop technical sustainability and maintenance plan - Develop a document specifying the technical sustainability and maintenance plan beyond the end of the project, which will: (a) define the level of human effort, roles and skills needed to sustain and manage the portal; (b) Define the hardware resources required to sustain and maintain the portal; (c) Estimate the financial resources for the technical sustainability and maintenance of the portal and (d) specify the roles and responsibilities of different partners. Both TUDelft and OU will jointly assess the technical maintenance issues and draft the technical sustainability and maintenance document. TUD will be then the main responsible for discussing the document with the coordinator and the partners involved in Task 5.2 who will provide feedback to ensure that a realistic sustainability plan is widely agreed within the consortium and can be put into practise once the project is finished. Explore potential synergies with other related initiatives - in particular with emerging platforms providing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), such as with the Open University lead FutureLearn project which challenges US universities that have so far dominated the free MOOCs market. OU will explore technical and workflow process requirements and synergies for the delivery of a selected fraction of high-quality OA content identified by WP2 partners as a MOOC.Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OU, UMinhoDuration: M19-24http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392
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    • 1. WP3 Content Delivery Petr Knoth Knowledge Media institute The Open University @petrknoth 1/34
    • 2. Outline 1. Objectives of WP3 2. Tasks and approach 3. Opportunities, example solutions, risks, suggestions 2/34
    • 3. Outline 1. Objectives of WP3 2. Tasks and approach 3. Opportunities, example solutions, risks, suggestions 3/34
    • 4. WP3 Objectives 1. Provide the technical means for the delivery of validated training content supplied by WP2. 2. Establish a state-of-the-art e-learning platform – the FOSTER portal – populated with Open Access training content, providing an essential bridge between WP2 and WP4. 3. Tailor the content delivery to the specific training needs of all key target audiences addressed by the project, including academic staff, institutions (administrators, librarians), research project managers, and policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies. 4/34
    • 5. WP3 Objectives … deliver the content on Open Science through online channels in an interactive, engaging and educationally suitable way … 5/34
    • 6. WP3 Objectives WP3 is an essential bridge between WP2 and WP4 … 6/34
    • 7. Online social learning TECHNOLOGY/MEDIA TRUST PEDAGOGY IDEAS COMMUNITY 7/34
    • 8. Outline 1. Objectives of WP3 2. Tasks and approach 3. Opportunities, example solutions, risks, suggestions 8/34
    • 9. Tasks overview 9/34
    • 10. Task 3.1 – Requirements Analysis & System Architecture a) Technical requirements analysis & use cases b) System architecture and user interfaces - Develop the system architecture and design c) Technical roadmap with timescales Output: D3.1 - Requirements analysis & system architecture Duration: M1-M3 Leader: OU Contributors: TUDelft, UMinho 10/34
    • 11. Task 3.1 – What to expect? - Shortest, but perhaps the most important WP3 task Requiremenst gathering (starts with a survey) Identify use cases & user roles Documents circulated to the consortium (shared on Google docs and relevant sections available for comments) - A set of virtual meetings (suggestion bi-weekly) with the consortium - Additionally, take into account the the type and quantity of training content (result of Task 2.1) and decide on a conceptually suitable approach for the realisation of the FOSTER portal - Decide on the technology (Drupal, Moodle, OpenLearn Works, edX, etc) 11/34
    • 12. Task 3.2 – The FOSTER portal a) Deployment of the technical infrastructure for content inclusion b) Technical provision for content upload and sharing c) Content enrichment tools d) Adaption and development of the Learning Toolkit e) The integration of the Learning Toolkit and the improvement of the user interfaces Output: D3.2 – The FOSTER portal Duration: M1-M12 Leader: OU Contributors: TUDelft 12/34
    • 13. Task 3.2 – What to expect? (1/2) • The FOSTER portal should become the central reference place for the delivery of the OA training content (online, in the classroom as well as at the training events) • The portal available at M12 • Ideally basic facilities for content upload available at the end of M6 (no promise) • Agile development process 13/34
    • 14. Task 3.2 – What to expect? (2/2) • The various tools on the portal can only be truly useful if: a) we have high quality content and/or high quantity of content & b) we manage to draw a critical mass of users to the portal through the training events (WP4) and beyond • We will need active communication with WP2 & WP4 regarding the upload, structuring, presentation, quality, administration, … of content on the FOSTER portal throughout the whole project 14/34
    • 15. Task 3.3 – The FOSTER back-office toolkit Provide a set of tools to enhance the portal administration and user experience by back-office tools for: a) user registration b) content maintenance and validation c) general portal administration Output: D3.3 – The FOSTER back-office toolkit Duration: M12-M23 Leader: OU Contributors: TUDelft 15/34
    • 16. Task 3.3 – What to expect? • Can only be effectively developed if there is a suitable (and hopefully sustainable) model for the operation of the portal beyond the duration of the FOSTER project • Necessary to understand in detail the daily operational processes and user responsibilities 16/34
    • 17. Task 3.4 – Content upload, delivery process & FOSTER testing a) The content upload and harvesting b) The FOSTER portal test & optimisation Output: D3.4 – Report on content upload & harvesting, delivery process and testing Duration: M7-M23 Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OU 17/34
    • 18. Task 3.4 – What to expect? • Day to day support and communication with WP2 and content providers • Technologically facilitate blended learning, self-learning • Field testing of the FOSTER portal • Community involvement 18/34
    • 19. Task 3.5 – Technical sustainability and maintenance plan a) Develop technical sustainability and maintenance plan b) Explore potential synergies with other related initiatives Output: D3.5 – Technical sustainability & maintenance plan, future delivery opportunities Duration: M19-M24 Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OU 19/34
    • 20. Task 3.5 – What to expect? • Open Course/MOOCs opportunities assesment • Technical sustainability and maintenance plan – will require input from the consortium Duration: M19-M24 Leader: TUDelft Contributors: OU 20/34
    • 21. Outline 1. Objectives of WP3 2. Tasks and approach 3. Opportunities, example solutions, risks, suggestions 21/34
    • 22. Opportunities • • • • Become the Open Science reference portal Serve all stakeholders involved in the research process Deliver Open Courses (and even a MOOC) on Open Science High visibility of training content through multiple-channel learning: iTunesU, OpenLearn, edX,OpenCourseWare, eBooks, Futurelearn , etc • Making a subset of content on the FOSTER portal part of the official curriculum • Providing certification for Open Science • Contributing to the positive changes in researchers behaviour and the way research is being done 22/34
    • 23. Example – OpenLearn • content structure/organis ation • interactive features • Open Course 23/34
    • 24. Example – Eurogene • content navigation 24/34
    • 25. Example – Eurogene (2/2) • Navigation to learning packages • Content recommendation 25/34
    • 26. Example – OpenCourseWare – TU Delft • Video quality • Open Courses 26/34
    • 27. Example – FutureLearn • MOOC 27/34
    • 28. Example – edX – TU Delft • MOOC 28/34
    • 29. Example – iTunesU • Distributing videos 29/34
    • 30. Example – eBooks • Interactive books 30/34
    • 31. Risks TRAINING CONTENT!!! SUSTAINABILITY!!! 31/34
    • 32. Risks (1/2) • • • • Where are we going to get the content from? Who will be putting the content on the FOSTER portal? What if the content is not of sufficient quality? Who will ensure we have rights to put external content on the FOSTER portal? • What are the incentives for putting content on the FOSTER portal? • How are we going to use the materials on the FOSTER portal during training events? • Who will improve the training content if it is not sufficiently engaging/interactive? 32/34
    • 33. Risks (2/2) • How is content going to be classified and structured? • Who will design educationally suitable learning pathways? • What are we going to do if we do not have training content to support all key stakeholders? • How are we going to get the critical mass of users on the portal? • Who is going to author interactive material, such as quizzes or HTML5? • How will the portal operate beyond the project lifetime (who will pay)? 33/34
    • 34. Suggestions • Vision is key, but focus on the immediate next actions • Detailed and realistic plan • Treat resolving of the main risks as a priority (content, sustainability, community) • Engagement and alignment of work across WPs is key to success 34/34
    • 35. Questions? Thank you! 35/34