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Re: OER and aggregation

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Hiten Vaghmaria <[log in to unmask]>

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Open Educational Resources <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:43:16 +0100

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Appreciate it's a commercial product (and I'm not trying to promote it!),
but perhaps there's learning to be taken from this?
http://xtlearn.net/

Demo Video
http://xtlearn.net/?p=Video


Kind regards,

Hiten Vaghmaria
Service Manager, Jorum



-- 
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


-----Original Message-----
From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Peter Robinson
Sent: 30 March 2011 19:51
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: OER and aggregation

I've placed an overview with pretty pictures of frontend here ..

http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/OER_Hack_Days_/_Idea4


On 30 Mar 2011, at 17:02, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:

> This seems like the sort of thing that the Learning Registry might be 
> a good backend for -- pushing URL + a relatively constrained set of 
> metadata into Couch DB.
>
> The question is, what does the frontend look like?
>
> --g
>
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Peter Robinson 
> <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
> Dear Kate,
>
> I'd personally like to see if we could investigate further the idea of 
> storing a list or set of things that someone in a subject finds 
> useful. i.e. a playlist of OER stored in a public online space that 
> can be searched against ..
>
> I'm using different terms for it
>
> * playlist - similar to itunes playlist
> * learning path
> * reading list
> * recommended books list - similar to amazon
> * shopping trolley
> * Does flickr have similar concept of a set of user likes
>
>  I've used the collate and push into delicous as way of describing 
> what I'm after ... but have no idea if this is a goer. I seem to 
> recall that  delicious has an API
>
> a)  pick/create a list of things that are useful - the playlist
> b) store it somewhere locally  ( in  Triton we'd want to store in the 
> WordPress database )
> c) push it into a public directory space in the cloud / web ( delicous 
> / other web2 space?)
> d) view a list of things that others have  ( if you like this resource  
> others have used it in this playlist )
>
> We might have some code/examples that has elements of step a) for our 
> Oxford OER work
>
> Peter
>
> has this already been done ? similar concepts elsewhere ?
>
>
>
> On 30 Mar 2011, at 12:26, LOMAX, Kate wrote:
>
> > We discussed a OER delicious type thing amongst the PORSCHE team as 
> > well and I've been looking into building a skeleton app for this in 
> > Rails  (limited skills permitting) - it would be good to hear 
> > whether others think there's some traction to this idea or would 
> > like to collaborate on this. Might save some of the link retweeting 
> > dilemmas mentioned..?
> >
> > Kate
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Open Educational Resources on behalf of Patrick Lockley
> > Sent: Wed 30/03/2011 11:54 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: OER and aggregation
> >
> > This fits in with the OER delicious idea?
> >
> > Or perhaps something like it?
> >
> > From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Amber THOMAS
> > Sent: 30 March 2011 11:35
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: OER and aggregation
> >
> >
> > Ah, I see! I don't mention any aggregators other than in my opening 
> > para explaining my interest in aggregators! You know I know about 
> > xpert.
> >
> > It's not a blog post about the models or usage of particular 
> > aggregators, it's about the models behind them. I'd be very 
> > interested to see how any aggregator would describe itself in the 
> > terms I suggested in the post. I'm also keen to hear of established 
> > ways of describing what aggregators do.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Amber
> >
> >
> >
> > Amber Thomas
> > Programme Manager, Information Environment Team, JISC Innovation
> Group
> > JISC Executive, University of Bristol 2nd Floor, Beacon House, 
> > Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU
> > Email: [log in to unmask]
> > Website: www.jisc.ac.uk<http://www.jisc.ac.uk>
> > Skype: amber_thomas
> > Mobile: +44(0)7920 534933
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Patrick Lockley
> > Sent: 30 March 2011 11:18
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: OER and aggregation
> >
> > Xpert doesn't get a mention, and we sort of are *the* aggregator I'd 
> > have thought.
> >
> > We also support secondary aggregation via API calls across existing 
> > collections (searching one feed), and user-defined collections 
> > (searching multiple feeds).
> >
> > And I think 2 of the thematic projects (Oxford and Loughborough) are 
> > both using Xpert powered systems as part of their sites?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Amber THOMAS
> > Sent: 29 March 2011 20:11
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: OER and aggregation
> >
> > Xpert is definitely an aggregator!
> > Why do you ask that?
> >
> >
> > Amber
> >
> > Amber Thomas
> > Programme Manager, Information Environment Team, JISC Innovation
> Group
> > JISC Executive, University of Bristol 2nd Floor, Beacon House, 
> > Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU
> > Email: [log in to unmask]
> > Website: www.jisc.ac.uk<http://www.jisc.ac.uk>
> > Skype: amber_thomas
> > Mobile: +44(0)7920 534933
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Patrick Lockley
> > Sent: 29 March 2011 17:19
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: OER and aggregation
> >
> > Is Xpert not an aggregator - or is this the aggregation as curation 
> > argument again?
> >
> > From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Amber THOMAS
> > Sent: 29 March 2011 13:46
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: OER and aggregation
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > As a contribution to the OER Hackday happening this week, I share my 
> > current thoughts on OER and aggregation 
> > http://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2011/03/29/oeragg/
> >
> >
> > Amber
> >
> >
> > Amber Thomas
> > Programme Manager, Information Environment Team, JISC Innovation
> Group
> > JISC Executive, University of Bristol 2nd Floor, Beacon House, 
> > Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU
> > Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> > Website: 
> > www.jisc.ac.uk<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/<http://www.jisc.ac.uk%3chttp:/
> > www.jisc.ac.uk/
> > >>
> > Skype: amber_thomas
> > Mobile: +44(0)7920 534933
> >
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> Peter Robinson
> Manager LTG Services
> Learning Technologies Group,
> Oxford University Computing Services,
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Peter Robinson
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Oxford University Computing Services,
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