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Share.TEC: Sharing Digital Resources in the Teacher Education Community

  1. 1. Share.TEC: Sharing Digital Resources in the Teacher Education Community Jeffrey Earp (ITD-CNR) Third EdReNe Expert Workshop Engaging Users & Producers Linz, Austria – 18-21 November, 2009
  2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>The project & the people </li></ul><ul><li>How do we see the Teacher Education (TE) field? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the target users and stakeholders? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Share.TEC’s mission? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Share.TEC do? </li></ul><ul><li>What point is Share.TEC at? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is Share.TEC in the EdRe landscape? </li></ul><ul><li>Some aspects of engaging users & producers… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Share.TEC – the project… <ul><li>Sharing Digital Resources in the Teacher Education Community </li></ul><ul><li>eContent plus programme </li></ul><ul><li>June 2008 - May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, CNR (IT) (Coordinator) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trinity College Dublin (IE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia (IT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stockholm University (SE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open University of the Netherlands (NL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad de Valladolid (ES) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sofia University (BG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLUEB Editore (IT) </li></ul></ul>universities, research inst., schools of education ed. technology developers educational publisher e Content plus
  4. 5. How we see the Teacher Education (TE) field <ul><li>Inital Teacher Education (ITE) - pre-service teacher training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>higher education courses leading to formal accrediation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - in-service teacher training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organised training initiatives & individual self-guided learning </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Teacher Educators learners Practising teachers practitioners Inital Teacher Education (ITE) Cont. Prof. Development (CPD) Student teachers Teacher Educators & trainers learners practitioners
  6. 7. End users: Share.TEC’s primary targets student teacher practising teacher teacher educator (individual / institution)
  7. 8. Share.TEC stakeholders & secondary users <ul><li>Educational repositories </li></ul><ul><li>TE institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Associations and communities of teacher educators & teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Education ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers and publisher associations </li></ul><ul><li>Content providers </li></ul>
  8. 9. Share.TEC’s mission <ul><li>Support innovation in the Teacher Education field by facilitating: </li></ul><ul><li>access to digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>sharing of reuse experiences </li></ul><ul><li>development of TE expertise across national boundaries </li></ul>
  9. 10. In Europe we have this…
  10. 11. … and we want to have this!
  11. 12. What does Share.TEC do?
  12. 13. <ul><li>Provides unified access to TE resources from established repositories and individual users (federated aggregation of metadata) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers specialized search functions and personalized, adaptive user tools </li></ul><ul><li>Supports TE communities based on sharing of resources and experiences </li></ul>What does Share.TEC do?
  13. 14. <ul><ul><li>1.1 - What resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.2 - What metadata? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.3 - How are these collected? </li></ul></ul>1. Unified access to…
  14. 15. 1.1 - What resources?
  15. 16. 1.1 - What resources? <ul><li>addressing actors in the TE world (not K-12 students directly ) </li></ul><ul><li>comprising lessons plans, teaching modules, best practices, reference material, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>coming from sources across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>comprising “open” and commercial approaches </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Sections 1 to 8 - LOM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interoperability in metadata migration from/to repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>standards-based metadata </li></ul></ul>Sections 9 and 10 – TEO (Teacher Education Ontology) TE specific, culturally dependent elements & vocabularies pedagogically–oriented metadata 1.2 - What metadata? Common Metadata Model (CMM) - a TE-specific LOM-based application profile
  17. 18. <ul><li>addressing linguistic and cultural issues (based on an ontological approach) </li></ul>Teacher Education Ontology 1.2 - What metadata?
  18. 19. <ul><li>harvested from repositories via OAI-PMH & through the Metadata Migration Facility (MMF) </li></ul><ul><li>created by users with help from the Resource Integration Companion Kit (RICK) </li></ul>1.3 - How are these collected?
  19. 20. 2. specialized search and tools… <ul><ul><li>multilingual interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>queries with familiar TE terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>simple & advanced query filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personalization functions, e.g. preset search values, ranking/sorting of search results, recommender, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>semantically-supported search </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. 3. sharing resources and experiences… <ul><ul><li>ratings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social networking capabilities (groups, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>annotation about resource use in specific TE contexts (profile-related) </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. What point is Share.TEC at? <ul><li>Validation of first prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Development of pilot system </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing generation and aggregation of consortium partners’ metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability, IPR, user involvement </li></ul>
  22. 23. prototype
  23. 24. Where is Share.TEC in the EdRe landscape?
  24. 25. EdReNe SoA – some keyword counts EDReNE SoA Report: For almost 100% of EDRENE members, teachers are the primary target 382 - <ul><li>learn* (…er, …ers, …ing) </li></ul>243 - <ul><li>teach* (…er, …ers, …ing) </li></ul>professional development teacher education/training 4 - 9 -
  25. 26. SoA – repositoires with a stated teacher training or teacher education dimension - videos for professional development and classroom use (UK) - curriculum and training materials for teachers Scoilnet (IE) - teachers’ pedagogical experiences (with digital resources) Gold (IT) - online in-service teacher training courses (FI) - descriptions of teaching and learning methods and tools LeMill (EE) - primary & secondary education, teacher training , adult ed. KlasCement (BE)
  26. 27. Engaging users….in Share.TEC <ul><li>focus groups - 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>training sessions (teacher educators, teachers) - summer 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>user-stakeholder events - 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>personalised services </li></ul>
  27. 28. Engaging producers ….in Share.TEC <ul><li>Addressing producer needs/concerns (inside & outside the consortium) </li></ul><ul><li>Events & workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st Workshop: Representing Teacher Education with Ontologies: Towards a Multicultural Dimension, Jan. 09, Venice IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd workshop: Sharing Teacher Education Resources in Europe: Capturing Users’ Perspectives, July 09, Dublin IE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd workshop: Heerlen, NL, April 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project exhibition: Online Educa, Berlin Dec. 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memoranda of understanding with established initiatives (national & EC projects, content providers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System tools and functionalities (MMF ) </li></ul>
  28. 29. Engaging users … some thoughts on identifying with the service <ul><li>“ It is hard to underestimate the importance of (the editing issue) as a means of satisfying authors . While there is an editing phase, it is &quot;their&quot; repository. Without an editing phase it is &quot;my&quot; repository. It provides a service for me: I put things there so that I can find them later. </li></ul><ul><li>I care much more about what is in the repository, because I have responsibility . I could go on to use words like &quot; empowerment “… </li></ul><ul><li>The feeling of difference is enormous: instead of it being something that is an extra imposition that costs me time, it is much clearer it is a useful service that … becomes part of my working structure …” </li></ul><ul><li>Hugh Glaser, University of Southampton, </li></ul><ul><li>JISC-REPOSITORIES mailing list (UK) </li></ul>
  29. 30. Thanks…come and see us <ul><li>project website </li></ul><ul><li>contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul>
  30. 31. A “European” TE resource