Supporting Openness and Sharing in an Institutional Context Dr Tim Linsey Kingston University
Staff Feedback from a year long Learning Technologies Review included: <ul><li>VLE has a ‘silo’ structure </li></ul><ul><l...
Providing an Institutional Infrastructure for Openness <ul><li>Ability for staff and student created resources to be uploa...
Trials with IMS Common Cartridge 1.0 <ul><li>Blackboard 9.1 SP4 and Moodle 1.9 and 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>eXe ( http://exel...
Other useful tools <ul><li>IMS Common Cartridge Validating tool:  http://validator.imsglobal.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>CETIS ...
<ul><li>Successfully imported Open University’s OpenLearn packages ( http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ )  into Blackboard 9.1 S...
<ul><li>Successfully imported eXe and Softchalk created packages into Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Used the VLE as a pack...
Moodle 1.9  Blackboard 9.1 SP4
Initial outcomes from testing Common Cartridge use with VLEs <ul><li>Flexible in terms of editing and mixing within the VL...
Further Details <ul><li>Standards & Openess in Learning Resources:  http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/adc/2011/02/16/standards-a...
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  1. 1. Supporting Openness and Sharing in an Institutional Context Dr Tim Linsey Kingston University
  2. 2. Staff Feedback from a year long Learning Technologies Review included: <ul><li>VLE has a ‘silo’ structure </li></ul><ul><li>Staff would like the ability to decide who has access to their modules ranging from additional individuals, cohorts and even enabling public access. </li></ul><ul><li>Should think in terms of a searchable ‘KU Knowledge base’ supported with appropriate data structures and metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with other KU content systems </li></ul><ul><li>Do need to consider restricted content, e.g. medical images etc. </li></ul><ul><li>However mixed views amongst staff on the principles of open content. </li></ul><ul><li>Would like more flexible access to Blackboard resources from external tools / environments. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Providing an Institutional Infrastructure for Openness <ul><li>Ability for staff and student created resources to be uploaded directly to the ‘VLE’ Content System rather than as a second optional stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Examining the establishment of a University Metadata schema </li></ul><ul><li>Examining the implementation of federated search across the VLE, Library and research repository </li></ul><ul><li>Support for content packaging standards – trials of IMS Common Cartridge undertaken </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trials with IMS Common Cartridge 1.0 <ul><li>Blackboard 9.1 SP4 and Moodle 1.9 and 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>eXe ( http://exelearning.org/wiki ) and Softchalk ( http://softchalk.com/ ) for content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Open University OpenLearn common cartridge packages ( http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other useful tools <ul><li>IMS Common Cartridge Validating tool: http://validator.imsglobal.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>CETIS Transcoder: http://ec2-174-129-96-218.compute-1.amazonaws.com:8080/transcoder/home </li></ul><ul><li>Common Cartridge Builder: https://www.learningcomponents.com/download.php#info </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Successfully imported Open University’s OpenLearn packages ( http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ ) into Blackboard 9.1 SP4 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Successfully imported eXe and Softchalk created packages into Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Used the VLE as a package editor and merged OpenLearn with eXe package along with a Blackboard created quiz. </li></ul><ul><li>Exported from VLE in Common Cartridge 1.0 format and successfully imported into Moodle 1.9….. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moodle 1.9 Blackboard 9.1 SP4
  9. 9. Initial outcomes from testing Common Cartridge use with VLEs <ul><li>Flexible in terms of editing and mixing within the VLE, though resources not always optimally designed for the navigation tools provided by the VLE. </li></ul><ul><li>The naming convention of resources could be problematic, e.g. constituent files named with a alphanumeric code which added time in identifying the relevant file for editing </li></ul><ul><li>Not many VLE’s capable of exporting Common Cartridge packages. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Further Details <ul><li>Standards & Openess in Learning Resources: http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/adc/2011/02/16/standards-and-openess-in-learning-resources/ </li></ul><ul><li>OER in Practice: http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/adc/2011/03/17/oer-in-practice/ </li></ul>
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