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Open content for open development. Patrick McAndrew and Tony Hirst The Open University. Coverage. A little bit about OpenLearn Reworking content Examples of what is possible Options for the future. Open Content Initiative: OpenLearn. $9.9m two year programme

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open content for open development

Open content for open development

Patrick McAndrew and Tony Hirst

The Open University

coverage
Coverage
  • A little bit about OpenLearn
  • Reworking content
  • Examples of what is possible
  • Options for the future
open content initiative openlearn
Open Content Initiative: OpenLearn
  • $9.9m two year programme
    • supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Strands
    • Academic
    • Technical: Production
    • Technical: Tools
    • Research and Evaluation
two spaces learningspace
Two spaces: LearningSpace
  • LearningSpace
    • Quality assures units of learning
    • Strong link to original course
    • Reliable environment
    • Enough tools to support learning
    • Main site for learners
two spaces labspace
Two spaces: LabSpace
  • LabSpace
    • All content from LearningSpace
    • Access to download and upload
    • Extra material in a less refined form
    • Extra tools for learner and educators
    • Evolve experimentally
researchzone
ResearchZone

Community links

Experimental space

slide10

Instructions

Metadata

Schema

OUXML file

+ Resources

evolving labspace
Evolving LabSpace
  • Improve LabSpace
    • Distinction between spaces
    • LabSpace tools across to LearningSpace
    • Improve description of LabSpace match to facilities.
    • Sandbox area for experimentation.
    • Offer custom areas for group work.
    • New formats: Moodle, zip, Daisy, IMS CP, SCORM, Mobile, IMS LD.
  • Reach out to the world
    • RSS feeds for the content
    • Expose appropriate web services.
    • Explore external tools working with LabSpace
experiments from outside
Experiments from outside
  • Tony Hirst: http://ouseful.info
  • Operating outside the OpenLearn team to:
    • Improve navigation
    • Syndicate content to blogs, feed readers, etc.
    • Chunk the content
    • Use OpenLearn to test emergent tools
reworking openlearn via rss
Reworking OpenLearn via RSS

http://ouseful.open.ac.uk/openlearnplayground/navigatedemo.php

feedback
Feedback

"I finished the "keeping it safe" web feed you set up. It was brilliant content, really clear and straightforward. Using the web feed was fantastic, it allowed me to find time for the course that I otherwise wouldn't. I like reading a feed rather than email, as it keeps the material from getting lost in my myriad of work emails. Psychologically it's much more appealing to get a bit of content each day, rather than receive a 40page pdf document."

plans to support external reuse
Plans to support external reuse
  • The use of stable URLs.
  • Separation of content from additional information
  • Adoption of syndication: access & format.
  • Extend to web services: REST or SOAP.

(http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/luisa/)

External reuse alongside onsite access

dr patrick mcandrew open content initiative the open university walton hall milton keynes mk7 6aa
Dr Patrick McAndrewOpen Content InitiativeThe Open UniversityWalton HallMilton KeynesMK7 6AA

www.open.ac.uk/openlearn