EdReNe - a brief presentation and status

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EdReNe - a brief presentation and status

  1. 1. The EdReNe Network Repositories Bridge the Gap between Resource Providers and Users EdReNe is a thematic network c o-funded by the European Union , through the eContent plus programme
  2. 2. <ul><li>Repositories address the missing knowledge of </li></ul><ul><li>users about opportunities and resources (“where are the learning resources”) </li></ul><ul><li>content providers ( “where are the users”) </li></ul>Role of repositories of learning resources
  3. 3. Repositories of learning resources <ul><li>Repositories are key disseminators of information of available learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>In repositories users search or browse for relevant resources (text books, websites, digital learning resources etc.) among the vast supply on the market </li></ul>External bases with collections and materials Producers: Register, update, upload, search, read statistics on usage Teachers, librarians, students etc.: Search, browse, download, upload, feed-back Repository
  4. 4. <ul><li>EdReNe brings together members from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>web-based repositories of learning resources with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content owners and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other stakeholders within education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The members share, develop and document strategies, experiences, practices, solutions, advice, procedures etc. on the organisation, structuring and functionality of repositories. </li></ul><ul><li>The overall goal is to improve the provision of and access to learning resources. </li></ul>EdReNe is a Thematic Network
  5. 5. EdReNe – thematic network of central actors <ul><li>Founding members </li></ul><ul><li>UNI•C ( Denmark) </li></ul><ul><li>EUN – European Schoolnet ( Europe ) </li></ul><ul><li>EENET - European Expert's Network for Education and Technology ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>Menon Network ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network ( Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>FWU - Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht ( Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>EAPC - Public Administration School of Catalunya ( Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>TLF - Tiger Leap Foundation ( Estonia) </li></ul><ul><li>UNI-LJ-FMF, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Uni. of Ljubljana ( Slovenia) </li></ul><ul><li>ITC - Centre of IT in Education ( Lithuania) </li></ul><ul><li>MSU - The Swedish National Agency for School Improvement ( Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>ENIS Austria ( Austria ) </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE –National Centre for Technology in Education ( Ireland ) </li></ul><ul><li>Kennisnet – Sticting Kennisnet Ict op School ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>Becta - British Educational Communications and Technology Agency ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>CNDP - Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique ( France ) </li></ul><ul><li>Giunti Interactive Labs ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>BFU- Brancheforeningen for undervisningsmidler ( Denmark ) </li></ul><ul><li>bit media eLearning solutions ( Austria ) </li></ul><ul><li>AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>EduLearn ( Portugal ) </li></ul><ul><li>sDae - Sociedad Digital De Autores Y Esitores ( Spain ) </li></ul><ul><li>IML - Umeå University Department of Interactive Media and Learning ( Sweden ) </li></ul><ul><li>Associated members </li></ul><ul><li>Utdanning.no ( Norway ) </li></ul><ul><li>Utdanningsdirektoratet ( Norway ) </li></ul><ul><li>VETAMIX ( Finland ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lektion.se ( Sweden ) </li></ul><ul><li>Intrallect Ltd   (UK)   </li></ul><ul><li>SLO - Netherland’s Institute for Curriculum Development  ( The Netherlands )  </li></ul><ul><li>CTIE - Centre suisse des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement ( Switzerland ) </li></ul><ul><li>APS IT- diensten ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>TLU-CET - Talinn University ( Estonia ) </li></ul><ul><li>CTE - Centre de technologie de l'éducation ( Luxembourg ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ontwikkelcentrum ( The Netherlands ) </li></ul><ul><li>LTScotland , Learning and Teaching Scotland ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopaedia Britannica Education ( UK ) </li></ul><ul><li>DGIDC – Ministry of Education ( Portugal ) </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>develops practical guidelines and recommendations on educational repositories </li></ul><ul><li>will establish a lasting collegial network of European repository nodes and stakeholders . </li></ul><ul><li>Main outputs: </li></ul><ul><li>a comprehensive website ( www.edrene.org ) with recommendations, documentation, templates, roadmaps and documents describing issues, state-of-the-art offering solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Existing repositories can cut some corners, and new repositories may have a less costly and much less complicated path in life. </li></ul>EdReNe
  7. 8. EdReNe’s phases of work <ul><li>Phase one (~ from first year) </li></ul><ul><li>identify, study and prioritise issues </li></ul><ul><li>identify relevant stakeholders and engage them </li></ul><ul><li>discuss access, use and exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Phase two (~ from second year (now)) </li></ul><ul><li>extract a number of best practice cases </li></ul><ul><li>make these transferable to different European settings </li></ul><ul><li>Phase three (~ third year) multi-stakeholder consensus-building process </li></ul><ul><li>move from best solutions via general issues to policy recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>disseminate project results </li></ul><ul><li>prepare sustainable continuation of the work </li></ul>
  8. 9. The three main pillars are <ul><li>Four strategic seminars </li></ul><ul><li>where decision makers meet and exchange information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– feedback from expert workshops will be presented, discussed and condensated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ten expert workshops </li></ul><ul><li>for expert level representatives and invited external experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- specific aspects of repository “life” will be discussed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web forum </li></ul><ul><li>prime dissemination platform of the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- facilitate communication, discussions, exchange of knowledge and information and co-production of documentation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. A basic list of issues sets the agenda <ul><li>How do you establish a repository of learning resources together with producers and users </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday organisation and management of a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Optimising number of titles and users </li></ul><ul><li>Quality frameworks and criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Networking repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalities and features of a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical metadata and links to curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Management of IPR screening and clearance </li></ul><ul><li>Role of repositories in the new web environment </li></ul>
  10. 11. The EdReNe series of strategic seminars and expert workshops                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         April 10 Jan 10 July 09 Jan 09 July 08 Jan 08 july 07 May 07     Expert workshops:     Rights issues     Engagement of producers and users, operational level     Standards and interoperability     Repositories and resources, general level     Strategic seminars on Policies and Strategies
  11. 12. EdReNe - December 2008 <ul><li>First strategic seminar 11 – 13 June 2007, Naples, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>WS 3.1, 4 – 5 December 2007, Brussels, Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories and resources, repository strategies at general level </li></ul><ul><li>WS 4.1, 8 – 9 January 2008, London, UK Standards and interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>WS 5.1, 2 – 3 October 2007, Aarhus, Denmark Engagement of producers and users, operational level </li></ul><ul><li>WS 6.1, 4 – 5 March 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia Rights issues </li></ul><ul><li>Second strategic seminar 9 – 11 June 2008, Lisbon, Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>WS 3.2, 16 – 17 September 2008, Tallinn, Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>WS 5.2, 20 – 22 October 2008, Alsace, France </li></ul>
  12. 14. The expert workshops series - Issues that topped the agenda <ul><li>WS 3.1 Repositories and resources, strategies general level </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance strategies (editorial policies, technical quality assurance) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting and cooperating with existing repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Educational repositories in a Google world </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying successful policy actions (government support, public-private partnerships) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels, Belgium, 4 – 5 December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>WS 3.2 Repositories and resources, strategies general level II </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance strategies (editorial policies; technical quality assurance) </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the decisive benefits that trigger repository use by important target groups: professional publishers, public institutions, teachers… </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting and cooperating with existing repositories </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of building and maintaining a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for involving key actors in development process </li></ul><ul><li>Tallinn, Estonia, 16 – 17 September 2008 </li></ul>
  13. 15. The expert workshops series - Issues that topped the agenda <ul><li>WS 5.2 Engagement of producers and users, operational level II </li></ul><ul><li>My repository - the need for personalization (profiles; reviews; collections; automatic recommendations…) </li></ul><ul><li>Building your own content from repository resources (allowing teachers to combine content from different producers) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing repository use (statistics; identifying popular functions; interpreting search strings and results; user surveys; characterization of user types) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of user generated metadata (evaluations; reviews; tagging; collaborative filtering; information on actual usage...) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring ease of use (identifying/ developing design patterns; usability; wizards...) </li></ul><ul><li>Alsace, France, 20 – 22 October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>WS 5.1 Engagement of producers and users, operational level </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring ease of use (usability, wizards, help and support…) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and repositories? (shared queries, social book marking, tagging…) </li></ul><ul><li>My repository - the need for personalization (profiles, reviews, collections…) </li></ul><ul><li>Aarhus, Denmark, 2 – 3 October 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 16. The expert workshops series - Issues that topped the agenda <ul><li>WS 6.1 Rights issues </li></ul><ul><li>Providing guidelines for users/teachers/producers </li></ul><ul><li>Rights management (Digital Rights Management, Creative Commons, Protection of rights, Identity management…) </li></ul><ul><li>Rights clearance practices </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for providing copyright cleared material for education </li></ul><ul><li>Ljubljana, Slovenia 11 -12 March 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>WS 4.1 Standards and interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata standards (application profiles, strategies for vocabularies, curriculum mapping) </li></ul><ul><li>Providing best practice examples of the use of standards with proven benefits - and examples not to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating exchange of metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>across repositories and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>between repositories and VLE/LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Systems (LMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>London, UK, 8 – 9 January 2008 </li></ul>
  15. 17. EdReNe - second year <ul><li>New version of the </li></ul><ul><li>State of the Art report on educational repositories November 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for trends, evidence of success and impact (quantity and/or quality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current status of European educational repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Templates for agreements between repositories and content owners/providers … </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel to this work, the members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to address how to establish and operate a successful repository with many titles and many users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find best practice examples, transferable to other European settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate outside of events and on other issues than repositories </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. SoA: “ Huge variety of repositories across Europe” <ul><li>Catalogues of descriptions (metadata, links) </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogues and Containers of content (metadata & data) </li></ul><ul><li>Networks of repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources - All types of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Free content – Commercial content </li></ul><ul><li>For everybody – Membership based (login) </li></ul><ul><li>Validated/screened (quality assurance, rights management) </li></ul><ul><li>Some facilitate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Target: schools, further/higher ed., homes </li></ul>
  17. 19. Outcomes of the workshops also include <ul><li>A draft collection of repository design patterns , describing best practice examples of repository functionality and interface design. </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of current quality assurance strategies of major European repositories – and how these could be further developed </li></ul><ul><li>Survey results on how repositories currently employ and interact with Google technology , and what major new players/technological trends could influence educational repositories in the near future. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey results on the current case for automatic metadata creation and where emphasis should be put to further develop this area in order to minimize costs while still ensuring as detailed (descriptive and other) metadata as possible </li></ul><ul><li>A detailed mindmap providing input for the continued discussion on how to most effectively deal with rights issues relating to educational repositories , along with an example collection on how, where and when to provide information to repository users on rights issues . </li></ul><ul><li>* Available to members at the EdReNe Members zone </li></ul>
  18. 20. Scheduled events March 2010 Barcelona, Spain Final Strategic seminar (IV) October 2009 Linz, Austria Expert workshop WS 5.3 (engaging users, operational) 21 – 22 September 2009 Sestri Levante, Italy Expert workshop WS 3.3 (strategies, general) May 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Strategic seminar III (policy level) March 2009 Birmingham, UK Expert workshop WS 6.2 (rights) 25 – 27 February 2009 Oegstgeest, Netherlands Expert workshop WS 4.2 (standards/interoperability) Date Location Name
  19. 22. Do you wish to join EdReNe? <ul><li>EdReNe invites all stakeholders interested in sharing experiences and opinions on repositories of learning resources to join the network as associated members. </li></ul><ul><li>An associate member participates in the work and events as any other member. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult www.edrene.org </li></ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul>The network is co-funded by the European Union, through the eContent plus programme Disclaimer The content of this presentation is the sole responsibility of the thematic network members. It does not represent the opinion of the European Community and the Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained herein.

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