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    New book on Open Data for Education

    The Book “Open Data for Education Linked, Shared, and Reusable Data for Teaching and Learning” just got published by Springer. Edited by Dmitry Mouromtsev and Mathieu d’Aquin (the coordinator of AFEL), this book gives an overview of the practices in the area, including concrete examples of applications of open data for learning and teaching, from various authors, including AFEL members such as Stefan Dietze and Besnik Fetahu.

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    Publicado el 4.11.2012 por Equipo GNOSS

    LinkedUp (Linking Web Data for Education project and open competition)

    LinkedUp aims to push forward the exploitation of the vast amounts of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational institutions and organizations.

    This will be achieved by identifying and supporting highly innovative large-scale Web information management applications through an open competition (the LinkedUp Challenge) and dedicated evaluation framework.

    The consortium partners and their respectives roles in LinkedUp:

     

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover: Challenge Initialisation and Development, Project management (consortium lead)
    The Open University: Deployment Support: Data, Guidance, Infrastructure
    Open Knowledge Foundation Network: Dissemination and Community-building
    Elsevier B.V.: Dissemination and Community-building
    The Open Universiteit Nederland: Evaluation
    eXact learning solutions S.p.A.: Exploitation, Exit and Sustainability

     

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    Publicado el 1.9.2012 por Equipo GNOSS

    Documento de Talis Aspire en el que se explica la configuración de un grafo educativo en las universidades británicas a partir de los principios de los datos enlazados (Linked Data):

    "This paper introduces the notion of the education graph, a conceptual representation of the resources and interconnections at the heart of the learning process. We present our latest work on the Talis Aspire family of products that, through the use of Linked Data principles and technologies, enables the assembly and application of a rich education graph based on learning resources used in tens of UK universities. Techniques for entity extraction and reconciliation across data sources are presented, in addition to descriptions of recommendation generation from portions of this education graph".

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    Publicado el 31.7.2012 por Equipo GNOSS

    Talis Aspire. Soluciones y servicios de gestión de recursos educativos para universidades, alumnos y profesores

     

    Talis Aspire es el nombre comercial de Talis Education Ltd, la división de Talis Group Ltd dedicada a explotar su tecnología en el ámbito educativo:

    "Talis Education Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Talis Group Ltd – a privately owned, established innovation company. We apply decades of expertise in our business divisions focused on our partner communities in education and linked data. Talis Education Ltd is our professional learning technology business"

    El título de una próxima charla de Tom Heath, Senior Research Scientist de Talis Education, expresa bien los objetivos de Talis Aspire: Building a Linked Data Graph for Education.

    Desde su experiencia en web semántica y datos enlazados, han generado 2 líneas de servicios aplicadas al ámbito educativo:

    • Talis Aspire Campus Edition: "We develop  innovative resource management solutions and services for universities, learners and educators. The company has transformed the learning resource experience of thousands of students through the development of the world’s first linked data enterprise application"
    • Talis Aspire Community Edition: "... to connect lecturers with learners. The company’s innovative technology, combined with a vision to connect libraries, learners and lecturers, provides customers and partners with a transformative experience – from the cloud."

    Talis Aspire Campus Edition proporciona a los profesores y bibliotecarios herramientas sencillas para crear listas de lectura. Las funciones de enlazado con la biblioteca, alertas de adquisiciones y novedades y localización de recursos facilitan a los profesores la conexión con la biblioteca para encontrar lo que necesitan. El proceso de gestión y suministro de recursos educativos se transforma, transformando la experiencia de aprendizaje, al enlazar la biblioteca con la facultad y los estudiantes, dentro y fuera del campus.

    Talis Aspire Community Edition es un repositorio de recursos educativos de calidad, seleccionados por expertos, en el que colaboran con sus fondos diferentes universidades. Actualmente está en versión Beta, y cuenta con 363.482 recursos, usados en 22.473 cursos universitarios. La mayor parte de los recursos son referencias a libros físicos y cursos. Una vez registrado el usuario, le permite:

    • Localizar recursos mediante un buscador facetado.
    • Marcar recursos para consultas posteriores.
    • Estar informado de novedades en las disciplinas de su interés.

     

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    Publicado el 30.7.2012 por Equipo GNOSS

    Building a Linked Data Graph for Education

    En esta charla Tom Heath, Senior Research Scientist de Talis Education, presentará Talis Aspire application, que permite a los investigadores crear listas de recursos de aprendizaje para un curso, según los requisitos de la nube LOD. A partir de esta aplicación, se generan patrones y recomendaciones. La charla tendrá lugar en Semantic Technology and Business Conference (19-20 septiembre de 2012, Londres):

     "Just as a social and professional graph have emerged through Facebook and LinkedIn, so too is an education graph emerging describing connections between students, teachers and the learning resources they use. The Talis Aspire application allows university lecturers to create lists of learning resources for a particular course, which are then expressed according to the Linked Data paradigm. With the application now in use at one quarter of UK universities, the resulting data provides a rich insight into patterns of resource usage across the education sector. This talk will detail the mechanisms used to unify the various institutional graphs, exploiting the flexibility of the RDF data model and the Linked Data principles, before describing how this unified education graph is being used to provide value back to customers, in the form of analytics and recommendations.

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    • Talis Aspire is based on Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data principles.
    • It is widely deployed across the UK Higher Education sector and used daily by large numbers of staff and students.
    • The aggregate view of the resulting data provides unique, cross-sector insights.
    • The techniques used to assemble this graph mirror those used to interlink the Web of Data as a whole.

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    Publicado el 25.7.2012 por Equipo GNOSS

    Museo Smithsonian. Web and New Media Strategy Process

    Fundado en 1846, el Smithsonian es el mayor museo y complejo de investigación del mundo, con 19 museos y galerías, el Parque Zoológico Nacional y nuevo instalaciones de investigación.

    El enlace lleva a la wiki pública que describe el proceso estratégico de web y nuevos medios del Smithsonian.

    Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

    This is the public wiki for the Smithsonian's Web and New Media strategy process:

    A few key guidelines

    From senior management, a few key guidelines for the process

    1. A clear focus on education
    2. Web strategy process has to be sensitive to the challenges of doing more with less.
    3. We need to show what’s over the horizon AND how to get there: demonstrate evidence of progress and show how to light the fuse of SI 2.0
    4. The Web, moving forward, needs to evolve new and efficient revenue streams (and cost-mitigation scenarios)
    5. Use the workshops as an opportunity to REALLY listen

    Goals: Aspirational and Achievable Smithsonian

    Aspirational Smithsonian: Define the optimum role for SI in next 100 years

    • Embrace new models of knowledge creation and dissemination
    • Provide better access to knowledge for geographically and demographically diverse audiences
    • Provide richer, more engaging means (storytelling) for different types of audiences to engage with our knowledge assets
    • Create opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration and learning
    • Identify new revenue sources to support the ever-growing programs

    Achievable Smithsonian: Define and prioritize tactical opportunities for rapid, high impact implementation

    • Leverage from among many initiatives currently incubating within SI
    • Identify initiatives that test / prove a new concept, to advance an idea, to attract funding, or to promote a culture of rapid innovation
    • Define the core competencies and optimum shared services model we need to be successful in the future.

     

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