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European SchoolnetLearning Resource Exchange     http://lreforschools.eun.org   David Massart <dmassart@acm.org>
Outline•   What is the LRE?•   200,000+ OERs that ‘travel well’•   How does the LRE work?•   LRE Subcommittee•   Latest de...
Learning Resource Exchange (LRE)• Result of an effort started in 2002• By European Schoolnet (EUN) and its supporting  Eur...
Catalogue of Quality OERsfor K-12 Education in Europe
200,000+ Open Educational Resources
50+ LRE Content Providers
200,000+ OERs that
Trans-national Topics               (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource addresses curriculum topics   that could be considered t...
Knowledge of a specific language is not                      needed              (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource can be used...
Stored as a file type that is usable   with generally available software*The resource can be used in anyenvironment (onlin...
Methodological support for teachers          is not neededSubject teachers can easilyrecognize how this resource meetsthei...
Intuitive and easy to useThe resource is intuitive to use in thesense that it has a user-friendlyinterface and is easy to ...
Interactivity with or without feedback in a digital                           environmentThis kind of resource invites or ...
Clear license status (MUST BE PRESENT)The user can easily find information about the    license/rights (sometimes called T...
Catalogue Service for Learning        Environments
LRE Widgethttp://lrewidget.eun.org/
LRE Portalhttp://lreforschools.eun.org/
http://www.klascement.net/lre/zoeken/?extra_url=&previous=&q=&filter_group%5B%5D=all&e         xtra%5Bdatabase%5D=LRE&extr...
http://www.stemit.be/focus/europees
http://dum.rvp.cz/index.html
http://www.skolverket.se/skolutveckling/itiskola    n/digitala-larresurser/sok-med-spindeln
http://www.ggflondemand.com/faces/home/home.jsf
Metadata & Metadata Acquisition
LRE Metadata Application Profile (1)http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/metadata
LRE Metadata Application Profile (2)http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/metadata
LRE Protocols
Inside the Dark CloudOnce collected (or generated), metadata is1. Controlled2. Corrected / Completed3. Identified4. Transf...
Metadata Control (Negotiation)
Metadata Control (Negotiation)
Metadata Control (Negotiation)
Metadata Control (In Action)
Metadata Correction / Completion
LRE Metadata Format (CMR)
Metadata Lifecycle & Identity
LRE Subcommittee• LRE governing body• Meets twice a year• Founding members and Associate members have  one vote each and e...
Types of LRE Members• LRE Founding members – EUN MoEs• LRE Associate members  – Territorial, regional, municipal authoriti...
LRE Subcommittee Members•   Belgium                 •   The Netherlands (chair)•   Czech Rep.              •   Norway•   F...
Beyond Metadata
Beyond Metadata: Social Data
LRE Social Data Manager
Location of LRE Portal Visitors (2012)
Beyond Metadata: Artifact Data
LRE Proxy (under development)• This proxy is very similar to URLshorteners such as goo.gl or tinyurl.com• LRE “short” URLs...
OER Analytics• Associated with metadata, interaction data enables   – Improved curation, searching, ranking, and recommend...
SENnethttp://sennet.eun.org
For Further Information              WEB:  http://lreforschools.eun.org             EMAIL:     lre-contact@eun.org
The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE)
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The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE)

  1. 1. European SchoolnetLearning Resource Exchange http://lreforschools.eun.org David Massart <dmassart@acm.org>
  2. 2. Outline• What is the LRE?• 200,000+ OERs that ‘travel well’• How does the LRE work?• LRE Subcommittee• Latest developments
  3. 3. Learning Resource Exchange (LRE)• Result of an effort started in 2002• By European Schoolnet (EUN) and its supporting European Ministries of Education (MoEs)• With support of the European Commission (CELEBRATE, CALIBRATE, MELT, ASPECT and eQNet)• Self-sustained since 2008• Covers all aspects linked to access to OERs: Interoperability and standard, Legal, Quality, Infrastructure, Pedagogy, Retrieval
  4. 4. Catalogue of Quality OERsfor K-12 Education in Europe
  5. 5. 200,000+ Open Educational Resources
  6. 6. 50+ LRE Content Providers
  7. 7. 200,000+ OERs that
  8. 8. Trans-national Topics (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource addresses curriculum topics that could be considered trans-national. For example, teaching multiplication is usually covered in every national curriculum, but teaching the folklore of a very specific region is not. It can also be a resource well suited for use in multi- disciplinary or cross-curricular contexts.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resour ce-details?resourceId=280919http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resour ce-details?resourceId=400452 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 8
  9. 9. Knowledge of a specific language is not needed (MUST BE PRESENT)The resource can be used without having to translate accompanyingtexts and/or the resource may be available in at least 3 Europeanlanguages. For example, a resource might be a video where the narrative can be turned off, or it employs icons, images, animations, maps, etc. making its contents understandable for everyone.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resource- details?resourceId=400117http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resource- details?resourceId=264342 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 9
  10. 10. Stored as a file type that is usable with generally available software*The resource can be used in anyenvironment (online and off-line) andruns on multiple platforms (alsohand-held, IWB). For example this can be an animation that plays in a web browser without the need for additional software.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/gues t/resource- details?resourceId=264832http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/gues t/resource- details?resourceId=250809 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 10
  11. 11. Methodological support for teachers is not neededSubject teachers can easilyrecognize how this resource meetstheir curriculum requirements or howthis resource could be used in ateaching scenario without furtherinstructions. This criteria should notbe used to assess the usability(technical qualities) of a resource.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/gues t/resource- details?resourceId=399084http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/gues t/resource- details?resourceId=401108 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 11
  12. 12. Intuitive and easy to useThe resource is intuitive to use in thesense that it has a user-friendlyinterface and is easy to navigate forboth teachers and students withouthaving to read or translate complexoperating instructions.Example are resources with simple button commands to create maps for use on computers, printouts or interactive white boards.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/res ource-details?resourceId=261871http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/res ource-details?resourceId=280960 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 12
  13. 13. Interactivity with or without feedback in a digital environmentThis kind of resource invites or requires a significantdegree of user input or engagement, other than justreading something on a page in an online or offlineenvironment. The interactivity can be simple or complex. Simple forms can be feedback on correct or incorrect answers in a drill/practice scenario. Complex forms can be lab activities that produce different results depending on user actions or hints to help complete tasks successfully in an online environment. An interactive resource that does not provide feedback but still requires user input would be a geometric 3D shape that can be moved and turned.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resou rce-details?resourceId=248375http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resou rce-details?resourceId=264849 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 13
  14. 14. Clear license status (MUST BE PRESENT)The user can easily find information about the license/rights (sometimes called Terms of Use, Copyright or Permissions) for this resource.These statements explain if users or educators are allowed to make copies, or remix or redistribute a resource, or use images from the site in a blog without contacting the photographer, or if they can put this resource in a VLE like Moodle, etc.This license/rights information should be understandable for a typical user.http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resource- details?resourceId=265528http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/resource- details?resourceId=399091 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 14
  15. 15. Catalogue Service for Learning Environments
  16. 16. LRE Widgethttp://lrewidget.eun.org/
  17. 17. LRE Portalhttp://lreforschools.eun.org/
  18. 18. http://www.klascement.net/lre/zoeken/?extra_url=&previous=&q=&filter_group%5B%5D=all&e xtra%5Bdatabase%5D=LRE&extra%5Buser%5D=&cmdFilter=filter_activated
  19. 19. http://www.stemit.be/focus/europees
  20. 20. http://dum.rvp.cz/index.html
  21. 21. http://www.skolverket.se/skolutveckling/itiskola n/digitala-larresurser/sok-med-spindeln
  22. 22. http://www.ggflondemand.com/faces/home/home.jsf
  23. 23. Metadata & Metadata Acquisition
  24. 24. LRE Metadata Application Profile (1)http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/metadata
  25. 25. LRE Metadata Application Profile (2)http://lreforschools.eun.org/web/guest/metadata
  26. 26. LRE Protocols
  27. 27. Inside the Dark CloudOnce collected (or generated), metadata is1. Controlled2. Corrected / Completed3. Identified4. Transformed into an LRE format (CMR)5. Translated6. Indexed
  28. 28. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  29. 29. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  30. 30. Metadata Control (Negotiation)
  31. 31. Metadata Control (In Action)
  32. 32. Metadata Correction / Completion
  33. 33. LRE Metadata Format (CMR)
  34. 34. Metadata Lifecycle & Identity
  35. 35. LRE Subcommittee• LRE governing body• Meets twice a year• Founding members and Associate members have one vote each and elect a Chair• Technical Advisory Board – chaired by EUN• Decisions on operation of LRE and annual workplan decided by Founding and Associate members• Changes to statutes of LRE Governing Committee and LRE membership rules require majority decision by Founding members (MoE)
  36. 36. Types of LRE Members• LRE Founding members – EUN MoEs• LRE Associate members – Territorial, regional, municipal authorities – Commercial and public sector content providers – Tools’ providers• LRE Subscription members (limited to 1 year) – Smaller organizations exploring LRE added value
  37. 37. LRE Subcommittee Members• Belgium • The Netherlands (chair)• Czech Rep. • Norway• Finland • Portugal• Italy • Sweden• Lithuania • SwitzerlandCurrently discussing with SMEs, MoEs, Projects
  38. 38. Beyond Metadata
  39. 39. Beyond Metadata: Social Data
  40. 40. LRE Social Data Manager
  41. 41. Location of LRE Portal Visitors (2012)
  42. 42. Beyond Metadata: Artifact Data
  43. 43. LRE Proxy (under development)• This proxy is very similar to URLshorteners such as goo.gl or tinyurl.com• LRE “short” URLs are used in the LREmetadata to replace resource locations• Each time users consult the LRE catalog toaccess OERs, they contact the LRE Proxythat captures data before redirecting theusers to the actual resources
  44. 44. OER Analytics• Associated with metadata, interaction data enables – Improved curation, searching, ranking, and recommending of OERs – Better data on which OERs are most likely to be used and where• Valuable source of analytics of OERs’ audience preferences• Helps to identify quality resources by crowdsourcing• Makes it possible to measure – Impacts of marketing campaigns for the uptake of OERs – Shifts in educational policies on OERs globally• D. Massart and E. Shulman. Interaction Data Exchange. D-Lib Magazine, May/June 2013. (forthcoming)
  45. 45. SENnethttp://sennet.eun.org
  46. 46. For Further Information WEB: http://lreforschools.eun.org EMAIL: lre-contact@eun.org

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