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CETIS09 OER Technical Roundtable


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Notes from the brainstorming session at the CETIS 09 conference baout technical isseus facing Open Educational Resource projects.

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CETIS09 OER Technical Roundtable

  1. 1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License.<br />JISC/HEA Open Educational Resources Pilot Programme<br />CETIS09 OER Technical Roundtable<br />Notes from discussion<br />R. John Robertson, Lorna Campbell, Phil Barker, Li Yuan<br />
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  3. 3. CETIS09OER<br />Tracking: can we track use? is it possible? is it worthwhile? will we get useful data?<br />Usability of repositories (deposit, discovery, and use)<br />Streaming of objects<br />Design process and tools for OERs<br />Licensing and rights encoding<br />Resource Description<br />Aggregators to manage distributed resources<br />Granularity<br />Other Stuff<br />
  4. 4. Tracking:<br />Evidence of OER use, re-use, re-mix<br />metrics: [publicity and advocacy value],<br /> use: downloads, views<br />production: how many? when? patterns?<br />Use of OERs; Downloading<br />What statisitics can we capture that help influence senior managers<br />statistics to support user advocacy<br />tracking granularity<br />return visits<br />Google Analytics<br />
  5. 5. Repositories (deposit, discovery, and use)<br />Deposit<br />metadata implications: what? why? how?<br />SWORD deposit<br />Search across multiple repositories/ federated search<br />Resource search interface<br />Discovery of repositories<br />Gatekeeping: do OER systems have any barriers to access?<br />
  6. 6. Streaming of objects<br />Where do the large files sit and where are they held? local, cloud, repository?, <br />Bandwidth management<br />Bulk download<br />
  7. 7. Design process and tools for OERs<br />equipping those creating OERs<br />Podcasting: workflow processes for sustainability and scalability<br />Licensing and rights encoding<br /><ul><li>supporting reuse by careful encoding/ not creating obstructions
  8. 8. Embedding CC licences in object
  9. 9. Intrallect report on encoding
  10. 10. License encoding in atom/ rss</li></li></ul><li>Resource Description<br />Metadata and Jorum<br />metadata profile: <br />Jorum tech development<br />Is the complex metadata actually helping users find resources?<br />Evidence of use of metadata in resource discovery?<br />metadata portability and interoperability<br />tagging resources<br />improved visibility cross platform?<br />Automatic metadata generation<br />Process to describe resources<br />
  11. 11. Resource Description (Cont.)<br />identifiers for people<br />Metadata quality<br />relating materials to JACS codes<br />Metadata for identifing derivative works- attribution<br />Searching text within resources<br />Google discovery<br />SEO<br />ensuring there&apos;s appropriate text<br />
  12. 12. Aggregators to manage distributed resources<br />metadata migration to Jorum<br />metadata aggregation<br />Resource aggregation<br />ITunes<br />iTunesU<br />Itunes U API<br />Publishing from wordpress to iTunes<br />Batch upload<br />Flickr and Slideshare apis<br />batch upload to Jorum and metadata handling<br />
  13. 13. Aggregators to manage distributed resources (Cont.)<br />OER broadcasting<br />ways of promoting content: social networks, tagging, web2.0 delivery platforms<br />RSS out<br />
  14. 14. Granularity<br />enable decomposition of resources to support varied use/ re-use<br />do technical choices restrict reuse?<br />atomisation of resources and corresponding representaiton in RSS feeds<br />Content packaging<br />Portability of content<br />Does the OER make sense when downloaded by end user<br />how do we represent interdepencies in resources?<br />
  15. 15. Other Stuff<br />Searching on Maths expressions<br />Loosely coupled services<br />Personalisation<br />Take down processes?<br />IMS QTI development<br />Sustainability<br />Systems/ database interoperabilty<br />