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Intute and Organic.Edunet. Jackie Wickham ALLCU, Oxford, July 2008. What is Intute. Use of the Internet for Studies. The Internet is clearly an essential tool Almost all students use if for researching essays and projects (Market research by FDS – Feb/March 2008).

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Intute and Organic.Edunet

Jackie Wickham

ALLCU, Oxford, July 2008


What is Intute


Use of the Internet for Studies

The Internet is clearly an essential tool

Almost all students use if for researching essays and projects

(Market research by FDS – Feb/March 2008)

Students:Do you ever use the Internet to do research for essays or projects?

Source: FDS online survey


Solving the frustrations of the Internet

  • The Internet is a powerful tool for education and research, providing a range of educational resources to support traditional teaching and learning

  • Issues of trust, quality, information overload, poor searching and retrieving skills are significant concerns – particularly in the context of education and research

  • Intuteis a free, national Internet service aimed at higher and further education, providing the very best web resources for teaching, learning and research


Intute is different

  • Intute uses a national network of information andsubject specialists to select and evaluate Internet resources for their quality and relevance….

  • including the Wellcome Trust, Royal College of Nursing, University of Oxford.


Network of specialists

Four subject groups comprise Intute:

  • Arts and Humanities

  • Health and Life Sciences

  • Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Hand selected, quality assured content – by the community for the community


Use The Intute website


Finding the Best of the Web

Search/Browse the catalogue

  • Over 120,300records, each one hand selected and described by a subject specialist

  • Simple keyword or phrase searching

  • Refine your search by type of resource

  • Simple or Advanced searching options

  • Browse by subject heading or keyword


Or integrate the content into your own site


Examples of integrating..

Create your reading lists from Intute resources

Put Intute search box on your library Web page, eg. for Intute: Social Science resources

List latest language resources added to Intute, on your library Web page


Intute Search Box

Records from

Intute catalogue

Intute

RSS Feeds


Contact details

Jackie Wickham

Service Manager: Health and Life Sciences

Jacqueline.wickham@nottingham.ac.uk


Co-funded by the European Commission

eContentplus programme


contents

  • Overview and partners

  • content

  • scenarios

  • connect to


overview


Organic.Edunet

  • builds a multilingual federation of learning repositories

    • content about Organic Agriculture and Agroecology

    • for the awareness & education of European Youth


about

  • Targeted Project

    • funded by the eContentplus Programme

  • started on October 2007

    • duration 36 months

  • co-funded by EC

    • Overall budget: 4.800.000 euros


overall coverage

  • 15 partners from 10 EU countries


need

  • systematic collection and categorisation of learning resources related to OA and AE

    • integrating online environment

    • increase use and reuse

  • study & assessment of usage scenarios

    • in the context of formal educational programs in Europe


objectives

  • Publication of content

  • Online environment – search, retrieval, use

  • Scenarios to support teaching and learning

  • Evaluation – pilot trials

  • Sustainable structures


Public

Underpinned by..

Database of scenarios

Search and Browse learning resources

Repository interface – manual or electronic upload

Ontologies – to support search and retrieval

Find scenarios - using organic resources in teaching and learning

Federated repository

Educational metadata

(IEE LOM)


targeted users

  • tomorrow’s consumers: highschool children

    • to be familiarized with concepts & benefits of OA & AE

  • tomorrow’s professionals: students of agricultural universities

    • to be educated about methods and practices of OA & AE


content


content stakeholders

  • EU-funded initiatives

  • public or private not-for-profit organisations

  • agricultural publishing houses

  • agricultural universities & institutes

  • rural schools & teachers

    …other?


University/college resources

  • consortium-provided content resources

    • BIO@GRO, ECOLOGICA, COMPASS projects

    • selection from Intute repository resources

    • teaching resources from agricultural universities

    • other tutor-provided resources


BIO@GRO resources


Resource types

  • Lectures

  • Best practice guides

  • Games

  • Documents

  • Websites

  • Exercises


school teachers’ resources

  • type

    • worksheetslesson plans, etc.

  • topic area

    • life sciences


public resources - examples

  • FAO

  • Organic ePrints

  • SEAE – Sociedad Espanola de Agricultura Ecologica


scenarios


Cooking with Ecological Products


Excursion to an Organic Farm


connect to

  • need more information?

  • want to get affiliated with Organic.Edunet?

    • visit

      • http://www.organic-edunet.eu

    • email

      • Jacqueline.wickham@nottingham.ac.uk


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