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Learning Resource Exchange Overview


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An overview of the Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) and its benefits for associate partners.

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Learning Resource Exchange Overview

  1. 1. EUN Learning Resource Exchange David Massart April 7, 2009
  2. 2. Building a Learning Resource Exchange CELEBRATE demonstration project CALIBRATE connecting repositories MELT content enrichment emapps iClass ASPECT content standards LRE
  3. 3. LRE Vision • LRE is a servicefor MoE that is driven by MoE and involves private sector partners • Aim is to improve use and reuse of educational content in schools – better technical interoperability between repositories – improve semantic interoperability of content – develop best practice in how to implement content- related standards
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  5. 5. LRE Vision • It isNOT a centralised portal… • But a frameworkthat supports semantic and technical interoperability of content repositories
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  7. 7. LRE Added Value • MoE sharing resources that ‘travel well’ • Federated search from within national portals (Scoilnet) • An open architecture that MoE can implement locally • Social tagging and curriculum mapping tools • LRE application profile, multilingual thesaurus, automatic metadata generation
  8. 8. LRE global alliances There is a shared vision with other global players - OER Commons..GLOBE..
  9. 9. Why join the LRE? 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. Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012, January 2007
  10. 10. Content partner benefits • Reach a global audience with your content • LOM-based application profile for schools • Multilingual thesaurus/vocabularies • Feedback on your resources - popularity, ratings, comments Discover which of your resources ‘travel well’ • • Enrichment of your metadata - LRE social tagging • Automatic metadata generation • Automatic metadata translation • Expert support on semantic interoperability and standards for content exchange
  11. 11. How to Join? • One-to-one meetings to discover your requirements • Send us an example of your metadata • Send staff to a LRE technical workshop • Maybe a focused workshop for a group of cultural heritage organisations, science centres….?
  12. 12. Flexible technical solutions • Connect a repository, portal or VLE to the federation • Let the LRE harvest your metadata using OAI-PMH • ‘mass upload’ of your metadata - just complete an Excel spreadsheet
  13. 13. Associate Partners • Promethean • Flipcharts created by teachers • Using Promethean activity templates with LRE resources
  14. 14. Associate Partners • Cité des sciences et de l’industrie • Resources for computer studies • Some provided with Creative Commons licenses
  15. 15. Associate Partners • Intel Teach Advanced Online & Collaborative • Addressing some technical integration issues
  16. 16. Associate Partners • Dunelm e-Learning • Small commercial UK content developer • Providing SCORM learning objects • Showcasing some of these with CC licenses on the LRE
  17. 17. Commercial content? Access Controlin • ASPECT project SCRAN • Global Grid for Learning • European Educational • Publishers Group - Jan. 2009
  18. 18. Involving New Partners YOU?
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