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FIRE in a Book

Short description of how in FORGE we are embedding interactive elements for large scale internet facilities within eBooks

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FIRE in a Book

  1. 1. FIRE in a Book: Supporting training and education through FORGE John  Domingue Knowledge  Media  Ins4tute The  Open  University,  UK   FORGE  Project  Coordinator            
  2. 2. Agenda •  Motivation and Objectives •  Concepts and Approach •  Easing life for Educators •  Learning Analytics •  Ongoing Collaboration •  Summary
  3. 3. MOTIVATION
  4. 4. FIRE Facilities at iMinds in Ghent
  5. 5. Lab Class at iMinds in Ghent
  6. 6. MOOCS   Mooc Illustration: Adam Simpson
  7. 7. PAGE ‹#› Over 1,000,000 FutureLearn sign-ups Over 2,200,000 course sign-ups PROGRESS SINCE LAUNCH In just over a year, FutureLearn has built a large userbase
  8. 8. CONCEPTS AND APPROACH
  9. 9. Self Regulated Learning
  10. 10. Flipped Classroom Paradigm
  11. 11. iTunes U
  12. 12. OU iTunes U Stats •  Open University on iTunes U was launched on 3rd June 2008 •  Now 58 iTunes U Courses •  65,538,000 downloads •  Over 9,015,700 visitors downloaded files •  Currently averaging 87,500 downloads a week •  449 collections containing 3,485 tracks (1,638 audio, 1,847 video) •  423 OpenLearn study units as eBooks (ePub), representing over 5,000 hours of study •  Currently delivering an average of 0.3 TB of data a week
  13. 13. iBook Interactive Demo (ict-forge.eu)
  14. 14. EASING LIFE FOR EDUCATORS
  15. 15. FORGEStore Courses
  16. 16. FORGEStore Widgets
  17. 17. FORGEBox FORGEBox   Fed4FIRE  Portal  LMS   eBook   Provide Interactive content (i.e. widgets) Interface via FIRE APIs FIRE  Testbed   FIRE  Testbed   FIRE  Testbed  
  18. 18. FORGE Widgets, Adapters and FIRE Resources Lab  Course,     (LMS,  iBook)   (3) Interactive Content (JSON/ XML) Resource FIRE Testbed Control via specific FIRE tools and APIS, e.g. FRCP/SFA/ SSH Adapter   Adapter   Adapter   (Implements  specific  API,   eg  OMF,  OML,  SFA/   RSpec,  FRCP)   (2) Request Content (JSON/XML) web  container   Widget   (1) Get widget Content (HTML5/JS) Widget  Widget  
  19. 19. LEARNING ANALYTICS
  20. 20. Learning Analytics
  21. 21. COLLABORATION
  22. 22. Cisco Networking Academy
  23. 23. Summary • ‘FIRE in a book’ •  New learning paradigms •  Rich multimedia interactive eBooks •  FIRE interactions embedded • Easing course creation •  FORGEStore •  FORGEBox architecture • Learning Analytics •  Validating pedagogical approach •  Improving and personalising the learning experience • Collaboration with Cisco underway
  24. 24. Opening the FORGE platform - Coming Soon! •  Build your own widgets and interactive courses for free! •  Learn by experimenting on real hardware •  Include innovative courses to your institution’s curriculum Launch: end of March 2015 1st cut-off date: 15 May 2015 http://ict-forge.eu/opencall/

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