Using Standards

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Presentation given as ASPECT workshop 13th January 2010 http://www.learningstandards.eu/bett

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Using Standards

  1. 1. Using Learning Technology Standards Ross Mackenzie Learning and Teaching Solutions The Open University
  2. 2. Learning and Teaching Solutions <ul><li>Open University learning materials and learning systems development and delivery house </li></ul><ul><li>c. 370 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting c. 200,000 learners plus 10,000 academics and tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of open source and commercial tools </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle / Elluminate / Documentum </li></ul>
  3. 4. Learning Technology Standards <ul><li>Systems Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Content </li></ul>
  4. 5. System Integration <ul><li>In principle lots of applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>should make integration of commercial and open source packages easier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMS LTI strongest candidate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not currently being used at OU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perception of ‘over-kill’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tend to use bespoke system-system connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Works because we many in-house/OS elements </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. System Integration <ul><li>Potential strength is areas where there are multiple commercial systems functionally equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Repositories </li></ul>
  6. 8. Learning Content Export <ul><li>Wanted to make content available to may users </li></ul><ul><li>c. 600 short courses covering all parts of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>8 formats </li></ul>
  7. 9. Learning Content Export <ul><li>Printable – single page HTML </li></ul><ul><li>XML x2 - transformable format </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Content Package – ideal for “just content” – probably most common interchange format </li></ul><ul><li>Common Cartridge – adds forum / assessment – has greatest potential </li></ul><ul><li>Zip – HTML bundle (most popular for individual learners) </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle backup - most common download </li></ul>
  8. 10. Partnership working <ul><li>CP / CC / Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All have partnership applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows OU to share content with commercial/academic partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited / but some application </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Learning Content Import <ul><li>Have had discussions with a number of potential partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some CP use / Some SCORM use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Cartridge becoming more significant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most discussions have involved XML-formats </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Any Questions <ul><li>Ross Mackenzie </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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