more easily utilise content from a variety of sources – both free and paid-for aggregate content into collections edit collections using simple and powerful drag/drop interface deploy collections to learners via URL/RSS/CD/VLE use a single account to manage subscriptions and payments from a range of suppliers
XtAdd is the technology within XtLearn to allow adding of resources from multiple sites to XtLearn collections. 1. A simple API to allow content suppliers to add an “Add to XtLearn” button to their sites 2. A browser button to allow any other web page to be added
publish once, appear everywhere maintain brand, and unique shop-front brand new markets available, with no CoS painless DRM and revenue collection comprehensive usage reporting
collections are generic containers of content, used for: building into courses and lesson plans downloading in various formats delivering to learners via a simple URL sharing with other practitioners collections can contain resources from any XtLearn enabled site (NLN/Intute/NDRB/etc.) or any other URL accessible via XtLearn.net, within Moodle, or within any XtLearn or XtAdd-enabled site
if a site is XtAdd-enabled, simply click the “add to XtLearn” button, and choose a collection to add to alternatively, once installed, browser buttons (IE/Firefox/Chrome) allow adding the current URL to a collection convert RSS feeds to collections
All collections have a title and (optional) description for learners, a description for other practitioners, and visibility settings collection contents can be edited using an intuitive interface, to easily re-order (using drag-and-drop) remove rename resources.
distribute the URL to learners. Options for presentation include: styling use a close button? within frame or use pop-ups? restrict IP addresses download the collection. Choose by target platform, bypassing technical complexities: Moodle, Blackboard etc. CD/DVD/USB (with navigation and smart auto-run)
provides an additional, non-exclusive route to market no up-front cost minimal set-up compete on a level playing field with other suppliers, but retain a distinctive brand comprehensive usage reporting flexible subscription model for monetising content
XtLearn allows suppliers to keep control of their content and brand, while liberating underused content into new market streams XtLearn provides non-exclusive services to practitioners in all sectors for the discovery, purchasing, and delivery of content Content will usually still reside on the supplier’s servers, with the addition of a DRM solution. (Hosting can also be provided where required.)
A content development exchange, bringing together: Content developers/publishers Media producers Subject matter experts Testers Translators Meet, collaborate, project manage and publish (via XtLearn or other means) Collect revenue
Existing collections functionality rebranded within NLN site The same functionality appears in Intute, NDRB and others, creating portable collections XtLearn.net site launched Noodle updated to allow access to collections within Moodle Browser buttons for easily adding any URL to collections
DRM solution rolled out Commercial content sets added: on XtLearn site, within XtLearn functionality on other sites, and on supplier’s own shop fronts Collection sharing Plug-ins for other VLEs (on top of normal Scorm functionality)
Add interface for small-scale suppliers to add their own content to the marketplace Deeper integration into Moodle (eg. two-way conversion of collection ≈ course, manage payments within Moodle admin section).