ARIADNE-GLOBE-Convening-2013

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 Intro

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The GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTS BROKERING EXCHANGE (GLOBE) and the ARIADNE Foundation. Open Knowledge Sharing on Education of groups and initiatives working on educational resources, repositories and federations. This meeting took place on Monday April 8th, co-located with the International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, in Leuven, Belgium.

This convening on Open Knowledge Sharing on Education brought together traditional stakeholders working on educational repositories and federations, as well as new, dynamic groups that are working on emerging trends. The event had an interactive and engaging format that allowed participants to brainstorm on common problems, share experiences, and explore synergies among global and regional learning federation initiatives. Invited speakers presented some state-of-art problems and possible solutions related to the way digital educational collections may be unlocked and networked.

PHOTOS from the event can be found here!

The presentation with all the results from the ARIADNE/GLOBE Convening can be seen here

Program

12.30-13.15: Light lunch & coffee

13.15-13.30: Presentation of Convening and its scope

13.30-14.00: Introduction of Participants & Initiatives

  • THEME: USERS

14.00-14.15: 'Presentation from 'Sofoklis Sotiriou

14.15-15.00: Groupwork on audiences for data, licensing of data & data consumption

15.00-15.15: Report from Rapporteurs 

15.15-15.30: Presentation from Prof. Gajaraj Dhanarajan

15.30-16.00: Coffee Break 

  • THEME: DATA

16.00-16.15: Presentation from Stefan Dietze

16.15-17.15: 'Groupwork on c'overage of data, sharing of data & future expansion

17.15-17.30: Report from Rapporteurs  

17.30-18.00: Coffee Break 

18.00-18.30: Presentation of the three ARIADNE Labs projects

Jad NajjarNikos Manolis and Thodoris Mathioudakis

  • THEME: SYNERGIES

18.30-18.45:' Presentation from 'Peter Szegedi

18.45-19.15: Position Statement from participants

19.15-19.30: 'Closing remarks &' wrap-up

Participants

1 Argiris Tzikopoulos Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece 14 Nikos Manolis Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
2 Basri Saleh Ministry of Education, Palestine 15 Nikos Manouselis Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
3 Bram Luyten @mire, Belgium 16 Nikos Palavitsinis Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
4 David Massart EUN, Belgium 17 Peter Szegedi TERENA
5 Enayat Rajabi University of Alcala de Henares, Spain 18 Rana Qutteiner School initiatives coordinator, Palestine
6 Frans Van Assche Katholic University of Leuven 19 Rashid Jayousi E-learning project coordinator, Palestine
7 Giannis Stoitsis Agro-Know Technologies, Greece 20 Robert Schuwer  SURF/OUNL, Netherlands
8 Ilias Hatzakis Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece 21 Sofoklis Sotiriou Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
9 Jad Najjar Al-Quds University, Palestine/EUMMENA 22 Stefan Dietze  Leibniz University, Hanover
10 Lisa Petrides  ISKME, United States 23 Thodoris Mathioudakis Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
11 Manon Haaetsen Kennisnet, Netherlands 24 Xavier Ochoa ESPOL, Equador
12 Mathieu D'Aquim Open Univeersity, United Kingdom 25 Tsuneo Yamada Open University of Japan, Japan
13 Nikolas Athanasiadis Intrasoft International, Greece


 

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Results

The results that were generated per question can be found below:

Question 1: Who is using your content?

In this question, the main answers that were provided by the participants, included the following audiences: 

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Researchers

Some interesting contributions in this question included specific communities such as farmers and agricultural practitioners, showing the existence of thematic portals/federations that serve communities with special needs. Curriculum experts, content providers and policy makers were also some concepts that came up.

Tag Cloud

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Mind map of the results

(also available here)

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Question 2: What kind of content do you have?

In this question, the main points that came up, included the following: 

  • Data
  • Metadata
  • Content
  • Languages (as the respondents specified the existence of content in many languages)

On some more specific answers, content providers focused both the actual file types of content (doc, html, pdf, ppt, txt) as well as the educational types (online courses, lesson plans, student activities, research experiments, etc.).  Additionally, the more generic types of content were apparent in almost all the answers (photos, videos, texts) and also many of the answers included user-generated data (including paradata, comments, tags, reviews and bookmarks). 

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Mind map of the results

(too big to include in the wiki, please visit online version of it, here)

Question 3: What do your users ask for?

In this question, the predominant values that were recorded were: 

  • Content
  • Search
  • Quality
  • Metadata
  • Simple/Easy
  • Tools

Overall, we see that the users as for high-quality specialized content that is easily accessible and connected to the curriculum in their own language. Additionally, users ask for tools that will allow them to create and remix their own content as well as share it with other users in respective communities. A big part of the user-side requirements is related and concerned with search mechanisms on the content itself that allow for quick and accurate discoverability of the resources. 

Tag Cloud 

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Mind map of the results

(too big to include in the wiki, please visit online version of it, here)

Question 4: How do you share your content?

In this question, the majority of the answers revolved around the following: 

  • OAI-PMH
  • Metadata
  • API
  • XML
  • SPARQL

Some additional answers in this question, included, data dumps, RDF, LON and JSON

Tag Cloud 

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Mind map of the results

(also available here)

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Question 5: Through which tools & services do you share your content?

The main answers in this question included the following: 

  • Portal
  • Widgets
  • Search
  • Moodle
  • OAI-PMH

Although a small confusion was created as to the answers of questions 4 and 5, the set of answers in this question mostly focused on the specific tools that are used from the content providers to share their content, rather than the protocols or services. Most of the respondents do have a portal in place through which resources are accessed, using search functionalities. Widgets also came up a series of times in the discussion as a means to incorporate search mechanisms in other websites, providing therefore a bigger visibility of the content. Other interesting notes that came up in this question (although not many times), are the following: Recommender systems, Rest API, ARIADNE Finder Web Services, Curriculum-based widgets and plugins in LMS.

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Mindmap of the results

(too big to include in the wiki, please visit online version of it, here)

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