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Building a Learning Resource Exchange


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Building a Learning Resource Exchange

  1. 1. David Massart, EUN<br />Nov 2, 2009<br />Budapest, Hungary<br />Building a Learning Resource Exchange for Schools<br />
  2. 2. What is European Schoolnet (EUN)?<br />Network of 31 Ministries<br />of Education in Europe<br />founded in 1997<br />Dedicated to<br />Supporting schools in <br />bringing about the best use <br />of technology in learning<br />Promote the European<br />dimension in schools <br />and education<br />Improving and raising <br />the quality of education <br />in Europe <br />
  3. 3. Range of projects and services<br />School<br />Validation<br />ICT policies<br />and practice<br />Insight PortalPIC<br />SchoolInnovationInternetSafety<br />Peer LearningICT Cluster<br />…<br />eTwinning<br />CELEBRATE<br />Xplora<br />EUN <br />Activities<br />CALIBRATE<br />Xperimania<br />MELT<br />Interoperability andcontent exchange<br />School networkingand services<br />LIFE<br />LRE<br />ASPECT<br />eLearning<br />Awards<br />Spring Day<br />DevelopmentYouthPrize<br />
  4. 4. Building a Learning Resource Exchange<br />CELEBRATE<br />demonstration project<br />2002- 2004<br />CALIBRATE<br />connecting repositories<br />2005-2007<br />MELT<br />content enrichment<br />2006-2009<br />emapps<br />iClass<br />ASPECT<br />content standards<br />2008-2011<br />LRE<br />2008…<br />
  5. 5. Large scale projects<br />CELEBRATE - €5M funding from IST Programme<br /><ul><li>22 partners </li></ul>CALIBRATE - €3.3M funding from IST Programme<br /><ul><li>17 partners </li></ul>MELT - €3M funding eContentplus Programme<br /><ul><li>18 partners</li></ul>ASPECT - €3.7M funding eContentplus Programme<br />22 partners<br />
  6. 6. Content that ‘travels well’<br />
  7. 7. Content that ‘travels well’?<br />
  8. 8. Content that ‘travels well’??<br />
  9. 9. Content that ‘travels well’???<br />
  10. 10. LRE public portal<br />LRE public portal officially launched Dec 2008<br />A ‘re-branded’ version of the MELT portal<br />Over 130,000 resources/assets in May 2009 from 25 providers<br />Being promoted initially to 60,000 eTwinning schools<br />
  11. 11. What is the LRE Vision?<br />LRE is a service for MoE driven by MoE and involves private sector partners<br />Aim is to improve use and reuse of educational content in schools<br />better technical interoperability between repositories<br />improve semantic interoperability of content<br />develop best practice in how to implement content-related standards<br />
  12. 12. What is the LRE Vision?<br />It is NOT a centralised portal… <br />but a framework that supports semantic and technical interoperability of content repositories<br />Adds value to national content strategies<br />
  13. 13. Learning Resource Exchange<br />An infrastructure for:<br />Federating applications/platforms that provide learning resources to schools (repositories, learning platforms, authoring environments)<br />Providing seamless access to K-12 resources to applications that consume these (portals, VLEs)<br />
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  15. 15. Flexible technical solutions<br />Connect a repository, portal or VLE to the federation<br />Let the LRE harvest your metadata using OAI-PMH<br />Publish your metadata using SPI<br />‘mass upload’ of your metadata - just complete an Excel spreadsheet<br />
  16. 16. Not a Centralized Portal<br /> LRE search from within a national portal already implemented (Scoilnet)<br />LRE widget that can be integrated in other applications - eTwinning<br />
  17. 17. Why join the LRE?<br />The most important Europe-wide (and potential global) player in e-learning content may become the European Schoolnet (EUN) through their European Learning Resource Exchange which is currently under development.<br />Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012, January 2007<br />
  18. 18. MoE LRE Partners<br />Initial LRE partners inc. partners in the CALIBRATE and MELT projects - 16 Ministries of Education in Europe: <br /><ul><li>Austria, Belgium (Flemish community), Region of Catalonia (Spain), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  19. 19. plus Czech Republic repository April 2009 - 17 MoE
  20. 20. plus France and Portugal in ASPECT project - 2009 - 19 MoE</li></ul>MoE LRE Working Group defining strategy<br />
  21. 21. Why work with EUN?<br /> “We want to bridge the gap between community publishers and professional publishers.”<br /> John Tuttle, Cambridge University Press<br />“<br />
  22. 22. Content partner benefits<br />Reach aglobal audience with your content<br />Standard-based metadata application profile for schools<br />Multilingual thesaurus/vocabularies<br />Feedback on your resources - popularity, ratings, comments<br />Discover which of your resources ‘travel well’<br />Enrichment of your metadata - LRE social tagging<br />Automatic metadata generation<br />Automatic metadata translation<br />Expert support on semantic interoperability and standards for content exchange <br />
  23. 23. LRE global alliances<br /> There is a shared vision with other global players - OER Commons..GLOBE..<br />
  24. 24. Some LRE Associate Partners<br />
  25. 25. How to Join?<br />Send us an example of your metadata <br />One-to-one meetings to discover your requirements<br />Send staff to a LRE technical workshop<br />
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  27. 27. ASPECT Sept 08 - Feb 2011<br />eContentplus Best Practice Network<br />€4.6 million budget<br />9 MoE - Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia<br />Commercial partners - Cambridge University Press, Icodeon, Siveco, Young Digital Planet, Vocabulary Management Group<br />Experts from all international standardisation bodies and consortia active in eLearning: CEN/ISSS, IMS, IEEE, ISO, ADL...<br />
  28. 28. ASPECT Rationale<br /> The standards organisations are inherently top-down and reactive. There is no other way for them to be. Inevitably they have to work on historic data. They have to tend to the restrictive rather than the enabling - even though some will argue, correctly, there are some fine borders. I think they are doomed to fail or if they don’t fail we are doomed.<br />Martin Owen, September 2007, Naace newsletter<br />
  29. 29. ASPECT Aims<br />Assess standards and specifications through their implementation on a critical mass of educational content - plugfests and workshops<br />Develop best practice in terms of implementing those standards<br />Make recommendations on the combination of a number of standards to ensure more transparent interoperability<br />
  30. 30. LRE Service Centre<br />Registry for Learning Object Repositories<br />Vocabulary bank for education<br />Application profile registry<br />Automatic translation service for metadata<br />Compliance testing<br />Transformer service (turn metadata and vocabularies into another format)<br />Information on known interoperability issues<br />Learning Technology Standards Observatory<br />
  31. 31. <ul><li> Metadata: IEEE LOM, Dublin Core
  32. 32. Vocabulary: XVD, VDEX, ZTHES, SKOS
  33. 33. Protocol: SQI, SPI, SRU/SRW, OAI-PMH
  34. 34. Query Language: CQL, PLQL, LRE-QL
  35. 35. Registry: CORDRA, ADL Registry</li></ul>Content discovery<br />
  36. 36. Content discovery<br /><ul><li>Format: IMS Content Packaging, SCORM, IMS Common Cartridge, IMS QTI
  37. 37. Identifier: Handle System, DOI
  38. 38. Access Control:Creative Commons, IMS Common Cartridge, LRE DRM </li></ul>Content use<br />
  39. 39. Content discovery<br />Implementation of best practice<br />Best practices<br />Content use<br />
  40. 40. Content discovery<br />School pilots<br />Implementation of best practice<br />Best practices<br />Content use<br />
  41. 41. WP4<br />Dissemination<br />WP2<br />Content discovery<br />WP5<br />WP6<br />School pilots<br />Implementation of best practice<br />Best practices<br />WP3<br />Content use<br />WP7<br />Validation & Quality Insurance<br />
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  43. 43. Further Information<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />