Share To share a digital curriculum resource nationally, it is essential to have a way to distribute or publish it. Education Services Australia is the acknowledged body that distributes digital curriculum resources to all educational jurisdictions and sectors in Australia. When you contribute a digital curriculum resource to Education Services Australia for national sharing, there are several considerations. The resource needs metadata (data that describes the characteristics of the resource as well as copyright and moral rights information) to ensure that it can be easily discovered by teachers and students. The metadata must be created according to Education Services Australia standards and specifications. The method of distribution must be based on one of Education Services Australia's two systems: the Metadata Exchange (MEX) or the Sharing Exchange (SHEX) Title Description Key learning objectives Educational value Topics (ScOT) Keywords Spatial coverage Temporal coverage The Metadata Exchange
CLOE - Brock University - Learning Objects Ontario's Co-operative Learning Object Exchange, is a collaborative initiative of Ontario universities and colleges to develop an innovative infrastructure for the joint design, development, testing and sharing of multimedia-rich teaching and learning resources. The key innovation in CLOE is the creation of a virtual market economy for engaging multimedia to support online learning. Each institutional member engages in some aspect of the development of multimedia teaching and learning resources to address instructional challenges that are shared by the other partners. Each institutional member participates in the peer review process, reuses and provides feedback on objects from the repository, or builds and contributes educational multimedia to the co-operative exchange. All members can use resources developed by the other institutions in return. The virtual market encourages collaboration across institutions to pool ideas and co-ordinate development. CLOE Objects of note: this that
Learning Resource Exchange for Schools The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is an infrastructure that: Federates systems that provide learning resources, e.g., learning resource repositories, authoring tools;Offers seamless access to these resources by educational systems that enable their use, e.g., educational portals, virtual learning environments (VLEs), interactive whiteboards;Supports multiple strategies for collecting and exposing metadata. The documentation provided in this section of the portal is intended for current and prospective content providers. Here you will find LRE Regulations, the LRE Metadata Application Profile and controlled vocabularies that will help content providers to connect to the LRE. Please note that the old LRE website is no longer in use.
Open educational resources (OERs) | Jisc There is no one, standard definition of open educational resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: 'Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.' OERs exist within a wider ‘open’ movement and context, explored below. The open movement Many of these have been driven by and created by communities that recognise the benefits to themselves, and sometimes to wider groups. What are educational resources? What are open educational resources? Engagement with OER can be light touch. Finding OERs
Quality assurance Key elements of the digital resource should be reviewed in an iterative process at each stage of development to ensure the resource is an effective learning tool. You need to check various aspects of the resource against the previously agreed specifications and relevant guidelines after each version is developed. You should cover the following aspects of the resource in the review process: educational soundness – are the learning objectives met? (it may be also be useful to conduct an in-school evaluation)factual accuracy, editorial consistency and claritytechnical issues that could affect usability and accessibilityfunctional behaviour to ensure it is easy to usemetadata, for discoverabilitya warning appears if the material includes the image, name or voice of an Indigenous person who may have passed awaycopyright permissions and conditions of licences have been fulfilled.
English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com Agrega è una piattaforma dell'amministrazione… My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice, Blog entry by actualham I’ve spent some time talking about open pedagogy at several universities this Spring, and in each of those presentations and workshops, I have usually mentioned The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, an OER anthology that my students and I produced last year for an American literature survey course I taught. When I talk about the anthology, it’s usually to make a point about open pedagogy. I began the project with the simple desire to save my students about $85 US, which is how much they were (ostensibly) paying for the Heath Anthology of American Literature Volume A. Most of the actual texts in the Heath were public domain texts, freely available and not under any copyright restrictions. I launched the open textbook project over a summer, and because I teach at a public university where I had no easy access to graduate assistants or funding, I hired a bunch of undergrad students and recent alums, and paid them out of my own pocket to assist me. Building the Book
Australian Curriculum mapping The Australian Curriculum Connect project provides a technical approach to assist with implementing the Australian Curriculum. Funded under the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution initiative, the project seeks to create a technical framework for sharing, discovering and using content in different e-learning environments. It is not a new national website, product or solution that mandates a particular approach. Australian Curriculum Connect will have flexibility built in to enable education authorities to use it in a way that best suits their jurisdiction or school system. Australian Curriculum Connect will use data-locating and transmission technology to locate digital resources from a variety of sources and make them discoverable against the Australian Curriculum. Education Services Australia is also working to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum by aligning nationally available digital curriculum resources with the new syllabus.
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. And today I’ll try to make you happy as well. How is it that this online Post-it board can make your day? But first: What is Padlet? Padlet can be used by students and by teachers. Whoever has the Padlet board opened on his smartphone or computer, can see what’s on it and what everyone is writing. How to use Padlet? Using Padlet in the classroom is easy. Here you create an account and make your first board. Let your students insert the link in the browser or in the Padlet app. Then there’s one more question that needs to be answered: How to post things on Padlet? double click anywhere on the board;drag files in;paste from clipboard;save as bookmark with Padlet mini;or just click the ‘+’ button in the lower right corner. 30 Ways to use Padlet in the classroom Padlet reaches as far as your imagination.
Graphite è un servizio offerto da Common sense… NDLR: National Digital Learning Resources Teaching with digital curriculum resources Education Services Australia develops and licenses digital curriculum resources to support teaching and learning. They are aligned to state and territory curriculums and are progressively being aligned to the Australian Curriculum as it develops. The resources are available free of charge to all Australian schools. combine still and moving images, text, audio and animation to provide interactive multimedia experiences for students. They engage, motivate and support the learning of concepts and skills in a range of curriculum areas from F to 12. are interactive resources that support formative assessment. have been sourced from leading Australian and New Zealand cultural and scientific institutions and private collections. bring together up to 30 interactive, assessment and other resources with similar themes and subthemes drawn from the curriculum. highlight ways that teachers use resources in their learning programs to inspire and challenge their students.