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Capturing Estonia - One for All

  1. 1. Capturing Estonia - One for AllMarko PuusaarInformation Technology Foundation for EducationInnovation Centre for Digital EducationEcho360 EMEA Community Conference 2013
  2. 2. Photo: Jarek Jõepera (copyrighted;used with the consent of Enterprise Estonia)
  3. 3. Photo: Kaarel Mikkin (copyrighted; used with the consent of Enterprise Estonia)
  4. 4. Our passionSupporting learningthrough the internet
  5. 5. Our passionSupporting learningthrough the internet
  6. 6. Some facts and figures•  We host (probably) the biggest Moodle installation inEurope with 100 000+ users and 47+ schools
  7. 7. Some facts and figures•  We host (probably) the biggest Moodle installation inEurope with 100 000+ users and 47+ schools•  With the help of European Social Fund we have supportedthe development of new e-learning materials in the amountof 3000+ European credit points (ECTS)
  8. 8. Some facts and figures•  We host (probably) the biggest Moodle installation inEurope with 100 000+ users and 47+ schools•  With the help of European Social Fund we have supportedthe development of new e-learning materials in the amountof 3000+ European credit points (ECTS)•  All the developed materials are freely available in ourcentral repository (www.e-ope.ee/en/repository/) under aCreative Commons license
  9. 9. Co-operationThe Estonian e-University consortiumThe Estonian e-VET consortiumThe Tiger School consortium (in the process of forming)The go-to partner for Estonian Ministry of Education andResearch regarding technology in education
  10. 10. Echo360 for AllSetting up a country-wide lecturecapture solution the Estonian way ;)
  11. 11. Looking back onhow it all started:•  August 2008 – 3 schools testing “the newthing” for a semester•  2009 – all the main universities in Estoniaadapted lecture capture to their workflow•  2011 – applied science universities joinedforces to start using lecture capture
  12. 12. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…
  13. 13. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…•  …with only 29 classrooms equipped with the solution (someof them are mobile units)
  14. 14. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…•  …with only 29 classrooms equipped with the solution (someof them are mobile units)•  359 000+ views
  15. 15. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…•  …with only 29 classrooms equipped with the solution (someof them are mobile units)•  359 000+ views•  150+ hours captured every week
  16. 16. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…•  …with only 29 classrooms equipped with the solution (someof them are mobile units)•  359 000+ views•  150+ hours captured every week•  14 universities and applied science universities using thesame solution
  17. 17. Today•  7450+ lectures recorded and published…•  …with only 29 classrooms equipped with the solution (someof them are mobile units)•  359 000+ views•  150+ hours captured every week•  14 universities and applied science universities using thesame solution•  about 50 000+ students (potentially benefitting from lecturecapture)
  18. 18. How it call came to be?1.  A bunch of “crazy” people believed in it!
  19. 19. How it call came to be?1.  A bunch of “crazy” people believed in it!2.  The Estonian Ministry of Education and Researchsupported the initial investment
  20. 20. How it call came to be?1.  A bunch of “crazy” people believed in it!2.  The Estonian Ministry of Education and Researchsupported the initial investment3.  Some felt left out and decided to join because the “hip”schools were “doing it”
  21. 21. How it call came to be?1.  A bunch of “crazy” people believed in it!2.  The Estonian Ministry of Education and Researchsupported the initial investment3.  Some felt left out and decided to join because the “hip”schools were “doing it”4.  EU funding for innovation in applied science universitieshelped a lot
  22. 22. How it call came to be?1.  A bunch of “crazy” people believed in it!2.  The Estonian Ministry of Education and Researchsupported the initial investment3.  Some felt left out and decided to join because the “hip”schools were “doing it”4.  EU funding for innovation in applied science universitieshelped a lot5.  The new users could join simply without worring abouttechnical details
  23. 23. Technical details
  24. 24. Classrooms•  Mostly SafeCapture HD appliances•  A zoo of audio and video equipment (mostly analogconnections).•  All classrooms connected to at least 100MBit/s internet.•  Mobile units have a separate router with them that doesDHCP for the appliance and computer used to monitor it.
  25. 25. EchoMonitorhttps://code.google.com/p/echomonitor/
  26. 26. Servers•  VMWare cluster of 9 physical servers (shared with otherservices)•  6 virtual servers dedicated to serve only the ESS•  8+TB of storage for Echoes (original media deleted in 90-180days, final products saved indefinitely)
  27. 27. Support•  1st level support in Estonia by e-mail, phone and Skype•  2nd level support by Echo360 mediated by our foundation
  28. 28. Some interesting facts•  Variation of subjects captured:The Laws of Nature, Practical Mathematics, Esthetics,Ethics of Engineering, Women in Aviation•  Capturing really catches up if there is understading of theneed for it on the management level•  Capturing lectures has motivated lecturers to conduct moreself-evaluation of themselves as lecturers
  29. 29. Academic acceptance•  Step-by-step approach•  First the innovative lecturers lead the way and others willfollow ;)•  Students feedback! Lecturers need to know that capturinglectures is really needed•  Simple tools to help the lecturers
  30. 30. Cost managementTogether is easier to start and alsosave real money
  31. 31. Thank youLets talk…Marko Puusaarmarko.puusaar@hitsa.eeSkype: mpuusaarTwitter: @mpuusaar
  32. 32. Thanks for the images:•  Slide 12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kusito/363846688/ by Markus M. under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0•  Slide 24: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthurjohnpicton/5364226117/ by SomeDriftwood CC BY 2.0•  Slides 25-28: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/47939621/ by Scott Robinson CC BY 2.0•  Slides 21-26: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cefeida/2167070556/ by Madzia Bryll under CC BY 2.0•  Slides 31: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spree2010/4930764896/ by Ingo Bernhardt under CC BY 2.0

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