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OpenLearn  and  Common Cartridge Ross Mackenzie Sarah Wood The Open University
OpenLearn Project <ul><li>The Open University Open Content pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons license </li></ul>...
 
Goals / Targets / Dates <ul><li>Provide OU learning materials to world-wide audience </li></ul><ul><li>5400 study hours fr...
Development Approach <ul><li>Material drawn from OU archive (mostly print & AV) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate for smal...
LearningSpace/LabSpace
LearningSpace/LabSpace
Portable Content <ul><li>Multiple formats </li></ul><ul><li>XML key underlying technology </li></ul>
IMS Global Learning Consortium <ul><li>Membership organisation aimed at “enhancing learning worldwide through the use of t...
OU Cartridge Collection <ul><li>Manual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial 10 hand-crafted from Content Packages </li></ul></ul>...
Publishing Tool XSLT – Manifest/HTMLGeneration Course Content
OU Cartridge Collection <ul><li>OU cartridges are simple examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content plus forums </li></ul></ul...
CC Alliance
Evaluating Cartridges <ul><li>Chicken & Egg </li></ul><ul><li>Content & Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Which comes first ? </...
Issues <ul><li>Testing & Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Cartridge Creation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms & Players </...
Testing <ul><li>Test Suites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full set of cartridges close to completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pe...
Cartridge Creation Tools <ul><li>OU Publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production not in Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eXe </...
Cartridge Desktop Players <ul><li>UCompass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Adobe Air technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Micr...
Cartridge Platform Players <ul><li>Angel - done </li></ul><ul><li>Ucompass - done </li></ul><ul><li>Sakai – sort of </li><...
OpenLearn Common Cartridge Exports Angel Learning Ucompass Enrich
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Presentation by Ross MacKenzie @ joint CETIS Assessment/EC SIG meeting 19/2/08

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  1. 1. OpenLearn and Common Cartridge Ross Mackenzie Sarah Wood The Open University
  2. 2. OpenLearn Project <ul><li>The Open University Open Content pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons license </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>$9M over two years </li></ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk/openlearn </li></ul>
  3. 4. Goals / Targets / Dates <ul><li>Provide OU learning materials to world-wide audience </li></ul><ul><li>5400 study hours from all curriculum areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in a learning environment (based on Moodle) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bite size learning (5-30 hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of learning communities and tools </li></ul><ul><li>First phase of project ends mid-2008 </li></ul>
  4. 5. Development Approach <ul><li>Material drawn from OU archive (mostly print & AV) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate for small chunks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights OK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Material transformed into XML format allowing re-rendering into multiple formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial work outsourced, then refined by OU specialist staff </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. LearningSpace/LabSpace
  6. 7. LearningSpace/LabSpace
  7. 8. Portable Content <ul><li>Multiple formats </li></ul><ul><li>XML key underlying technology </li></ul>
  8. 9. IMS Global Learning Consortium <ul><li>Membership organisation aimed at “enhancing learning worldwide through the use of technology” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c. 100 members from HE, publishers and educational technology companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical specifications / standard </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Impact </li></ul>
  9. 10. OU Cartridge Collection <ul><li>Manual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial 10 hand-crafted from Content Packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairly straight-forward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Automatic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of standard OpenLearn production process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. 400 Cartridges now available. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Publishing Tool XSLT – Manifest/HTMLGeneration Course Content
  11. 12. OU Cartridge Collection <ul><li>OU cartridges are simple examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content plus forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t yet have assessed activities </li></ul><ul><li>How confident are we about our cartridges? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairly ! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. CC Alliance
  13. 14. Evaluating Cartridges <ul><li>Chicken & Egg </li></ul><ul><li>Content & Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Which comes first ? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/alliance.html </li></ul>
  14. 15. Issues <ul><li>Testing & Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Cartridge Creation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms & Players </li></ul>
  15. 16. Testing <ul><li>Test Suites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full set of cartridges close to completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pearson are developing a Gold Standard Cartridge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testing Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potentially, but could be expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Version (beta) end March </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Cartridge Creation Tools <ul><li>OU Publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production not in Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eXe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XML course creation tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grava (Microsoft) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Cartridge Desktop Players <ul><li>UCompass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Adobe Air technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Silverlight technology </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Cartridge Platform Players <ul><li>Angel - done </li></ul><ul><li>Ucompass - done </li></ul><ul><li>Sakai – sort of </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle – not yet </li></ul>
  19. 20. OpenLearn Common Cartridge Exports Angel Learning Ucompass Enrich
  20. 21. Questions
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