User generated content in the LRE - illustrated by a session on LeMill

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User generated content in the LRE - illustrated by a session on LeMill

  1. 1. User generated content in the LRE — illustrated by a session on LeMill Hans Põldoja Tallinn University
  2. 2. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.
  3. 3. http://www.slideshare.net/hanspoldoja/
  4. 4. http://lemill.net
  5. 5. What is LeMill? • Web community for finding, authoring and sharing open and free learning resources • Open source server software developed in EU 6FP project CALIBRATE • Learning Mill
  6. 6. Designed for teachers • Scenarios • Design sessions • User stories • Prototypes
  7. 7. Design session results • Teachers are looking for something else than raw text material • Learning resources can be divided to content, activities and tools
  8. 8. Learning resources Web page Presentation Exercise PILOT
  9. 9. 700 Web pages 677 665 655 600 593 500 Other Lithuanian Swedish 4% 3% 3% Hungarian 5% Estonian 400 No language specified 34% 9% 373 300 Georgian 290 10% 260 200 214 Czech English 191 15% 16% 162 100 117 95 Estonian English Czech Georgian No language specified Hungarian Swedish Lithuanian Other 49 0 16 16 8 13 1 2 2 6
  10. 10. Progressive inquiry
  11. 11. Media pieces
  12. 12. References
  13. 13. Simple licensing scheme • All resources created in LeMill are published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license • Media pieces can be also under: - Creative Commons Attribution license - GNU Free Documentation License - Public Domain • References to external content under any license
  14. 14. Reusing open content 6 900 000 BY 2 500 000 5000 4 900 000 media files content modules BY-SA photos
  15. 15. More than content • Methods • Tools • Collections • Teaching and learning stories
  16. 16. LeMill as a social software • Linking people by location, skills and interests • Groups for collaborative authoring • Group forums
  17. 17. 2500 Members 2000 2029 1935 1720 1500 1500 1137 1000 798 695 618 597 500 524 450 396 344 241 173 97 0 65 27 30 40 11
  18. 18. Members by country Other countries 11% United States Poland 1% 2% Austria Estonia 3% Hungary Finland Georgia Estonia 5% Czech Republic 42% Lithuania Lithuania Finland 6% Austria Poland Czech Republic United States 7% Other countries Georgia 8% Hungary 14%
  19. 19. LeMill competition in Estonia
  20. 20. LeMill competition in Estonia • Organized by Tiger Leap Foundation in November–December 2007 • 32 teachers submitted their teaching and learning stories • Two first prizes: “Pronaunciation of r-letter” and “Media”
  21. 21. Future plans
  22. 22. Future plans • lemill.net will continue to be a free service after the end of CALIBRATE • The development will continue and feedback is welcome • New features: Powerpoint import, personalized homepage
  23. 23. Thank You! • hans.poldoja@tlu.ee • skype: hanspoldoja • http://www.slideshare.net/hanspoldoja/ • http://lemill.net

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