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Ecampus Nordunet2009


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Presentation at the NORDUnet2009 conference on the eCampus Norge program running 2010-2014

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Ecampus Nordunet2009

  1. 1. eCampus Norge: e-learning infrastructure 17.09.2009 Ingrid Melve, UNINETT CTO
  2. 2. Sharing ICT for e-learning (science and teaching) <ul><li>What should we do now about ICT?
  3. 3. Ubiquitous access
  4. 4. Infrastructure at national level </li><ul><li>Simple and useful video conferences
  5. 5. ICT support for science and research
  6. 6. Make lectures available online </li></ul><li>Play well with others </li><ul><li>Web2.0 style integration, data portability
  7. 7. Clouds AND local services AND ASPs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of national collaboration <ul><li>Access to learning – everywhere, always
  9. 9. Collaboration, sharing </li><ul><li>Reuse investment in preparing learning material </li></ul><li>Learning quality impacted by academic discourse: build sharing teacher community
  10. 10. Standardization, shared architecture </li><ul><li>Transportable data, avoid lock-in
  11. 11. Lower integration costs </li></ul><li>Student's life get easier and more efficient </li></ul>
  12. 12. What eCampus does <ul><li>Building sharing communities </li><ul><li>Support ongoing efforts </li></ul><li>Digital competence support
  13. 13. Evaluate technology, recommend use </li><ul><li>Equipment for capture, storage, search
  14. 14. Service/software solutions? </li></ul><li>Operational technical infrastructure
  15. 15. Standardization efforts </li><ul><li>Ad hoc, calls for tender, formal? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. How to eCampus <ul><li>Collaboration and dialog </li><ul><li>Build a community for collaboration </li></ul><li>Share resources </li><ul><li>Show examples, cookbooks, dialog </li></ul><li>Share interfaces </li><ul><li>Facilitate sharing of content
  17. 17. Remove vendor lockin </li></ul><li>Standardization and architecture </li></ul>
  18. 18. eCampus Norge: national e-learning infrastructure <ul><li>Students grew up as part of the Internet and cell phones
  19. 19. Universities and colleges need </li><ul><li>Sharing ICT tools and solutions
  20. 20. Sharing e-learning resources </li></ul><li>Shared effort for learning: build smarter together
  21. 21. Better research: collaboration </li></ul>
  22. 22. Information about what students and faculty do <ul><li>Norgesuniversitetet ICT monitor (2009) </li><ul><li>Survey of ICT usage in Norwegian higher education
  23. 23. Available in Norwegian (sorry) </li></ul><li>Students ICT usage </li><ul><li>Cell phone is primary communication mode
  24. 24. High variation in usage patterns </li></ul><li>Faculty ICT usage </li><ul><li>Learning management system for sharing lecture slides and giving messages to students </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Information from Norgesuniversitetets IKT monitor 2009
  26. 26. Information from Norgesuniversitetets IKT monitor 2009
  27. 27. Information from Norgesuniversitetets IKT monitor 2009
  28. 28. Information from Norgesuniversitetets IKT monitor 2009
  29. 29. Important challenges (as defined by staff and university management) <ul><li>Prevent ICT-related cheating
  30. 30. Strengthen faculty digital competence
  31. 31. Support faculty developing and sharing learning resources
  32. 32. Strengthen students digital competence
  33. 33. Digital tests and exams </li></ul>Information from Norgesuniversitetets IKT monitor 2009
  34. 34. eCampus 2010-2014 <ul><li>Coordination of eInfrastructure </li><ul><li>eLearning
  35. 35. eScience (research based teaching) </li></ul><li>Pilots </li><ul><li>Recording, storing and sharing lectures
  36. 36. Video meetings (rooms, PCs, students)
  37. 37. Mobile solutions
  38. 38. ...other options being explorer by working group fall 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. e-learning projects Ped Ped Ped Web2.0 Web2.0 Web2.0 Web2.0 iTunesU iTunesU Video Video
  40. 40. Why eCampus now? <ul><li>Higher education is exploring ICT options in learning </li><ul><li>Massive amount of projects
  41. 41. Small projects, lacks networking
  42. 42. Learn from each other </li></ul><li>Infrastructure is maturing </li><ul><li>Time to coordinate
  43. 43. Time to share </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Example: Lecture on demand <ul><li>Standard format
  45. 45. Videotaping
  46. 46. Annotating
  47. 47. Storing
  48. 48. Searching
  49. 49. Presentation on various media
  50. 50. User friendliness </li></ul>
  51. 51. eCampus organization 2010-2014
  52. 52. eCampus model
  53. 53. Technology for e-learning <ul><li>learning management systems (everywhere)
  54. 54. mobile usage for students (body part)
  55. 55. video conferences
  56. 56. support for research based teaching
  57. 57. web2.0, social software
  58. 58. open learning resources
  59. 59. plagary control software? </li></ul>
  60. 60. eInfrastructure <ul><li>Requirements across the sector </li><ul><li>Standardization </li></ul><li>Pilots and examples </li><ul><li>Share, build or buy </li></ul><li>Coordination </li><ul><li>Human networking, web2.0 </li></ul><li>ICT architecture </li><ul><li>Compliant with overall ICT architecture for public sector </li></ul></ul>
  61. 61. Out of scope <ul><li>Digital competence and digital skills </li><ul><li>Institutional training and support </li></ul><li>Pedagogical models
  62. 62. Equipment for auditoriums </li><ul><li>Requirements may be inside scope </li></ul><li>Copyright and legal issues are currently parallell processes in other organizations </li></ul>
  63. 63. Sharing is key to surviving <ul><li>Ubiquitous access </li><ul><li>Learning accessible everywhere </li></ul><li>Small institutions </li><ul><li>Compete on content, not technology </li></ul><li>Institutionalize content </li><ul><li>Not standalone solutions per subject
  64. 64. Avoid solution for each instance of a course in a subject (MA101 is reuseable) </li></ul></ul>
  65. 65. Make life simpler <ul><li>Move focal point to learning, away from technology </li><ul><li>It is about time someone made student life easier and simpler </li></ul><li>Digital natives are here to stay
  66. 66. Focus on processes </li><ul><li>How to learn
  67. 67. How to prepare learning material
  68. 68. How to quality control and peer review </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. Is this a network project? <ul><li>Why should Uninett be involved?
  70. 70. Somebody(TM) has to do this
  71. 71. Ties inn with campus infrastructure </li><ul><li>GigaCampus (and GEANT3 campus issues) </li></ul><li>Track record: infrastructure deployment and coordination </li></ul>
  72. 72. Future work <ul><li>Website not ready yet, project starts full work 2010-01-01 </li><ul><li>Working group this fall
  73. 73. twitter: @ecampusnorge </li></ul><li>Wiki (in Norwegian) </li><ul><li> </li></ul><li>Contact us </li><ul><li>[email_address]
  74. 74. [email_address] </li></ul></ul>