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The technology of open learning

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Keynote at the open education conference (http://cosl.usu.edu/conferences/opened2006)

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The technology of open learning

  1. 1. the technology of open educationlearning learning <ul><li>“ I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” </li></ul>erik duval K.U.Leuven & ARIADNE & ProLearn http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd
  2. 3. This is not just about technology...
  3. 4. <ul><li>Learning Matters </li></ul><ul><li>“Getting better at getting better” </li></ul><ul><li>Open Matters </li></ul><ul><li>No lock-in but innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration, competition, coopetition </li></ul><ul><li>Open is where exciting stuff happens </li></ul>
  4. 5. Technology matters too food travel music media ... from scarcity to abundance => clarity of mission
  5. 6. open research clarity http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/mediawiki/index.php/A_Learning_Object_Manifesto
  6. 7. Open about what went wrong too!
  7. 8. Our mission? access to all resources “ share and reuse”
  8. 9. Open standards ( ≠ open source) Open content Open metadata
  9. 10. http://globe.edna.edu.au /
  10. 11. networking, not taking over repositories
  11. 17. Do numbers matter? http://www.thelongtail.com /
  12. 18. web2.0, mash-ups .... based on open standards rather than google, flickr, ...?!
  13. 19. Open standards Open content Open metadata
  14. 21. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/civilisations/civlaunch.shtml
  15. 22. scaleable remix
  16. 23. hiding everything but the benefits http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/alocom/
  17. 24. Visualizing reuse http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/infovis/
  18. 25. Open standards Open content Open metadata
  19. 26. http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/WindowsLiveWriter/WhyLongTailsneedfiltersCalvinandHobbesve_B3B8/calvin%5B9%5D.jpg paradox of choice from scarcity to abundance
  20. 27. Better search? electronic forms must die!
  21. 28. Google is so passé…
  22. 29. User feedback
  23. 30. social filtering social filtering RSS finding, not searching
  24. 31. Already happening... nice bootstrapping, too!
  25. 32. Open feedback http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/empirical/ Attention metadata
  26. 33. Open measures of progress <ul><li>X-prize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>manned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 100 km </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>twice 2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>➪ $ 10 million </li></ul>
  27. 34. <ul><li>Property </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul>Attention Metadata
  28. 35. Cool! Who will enter the metadata?
  29. 36. Librarian metadata doesn’t scale! ARIADNE
  30. 37. context
  31. 38. http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/amg/
  32. 40. AMG evaluation <ul><li>22 reviewers for 20 learning objects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 human generated (from Ariadne KPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 automatically generated (Prolearn deliverables) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7 parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completeness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conformance to expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical consistency and coherence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accessibility </li></ul></ul>no significant difference!
  33. 41. Wrap Up <ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All resources, for everybody </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards, content, metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“getting better at getting better” </li></ul></ul>
  34. 42. <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul>Questions? http://www.ariadne-eu.org http://www.cs.kuleuven.be /~erikd http://www.prolearn-proj ect.org/

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