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OnCoRe Blueprint: The Art & Science of Repository Creation Susie Henderson Florida Distance Learning Consortium
Repository background OnCoRe Blueprint Project – Unique repository features – A community of practice – The Blueprint Lessons Learned Future of repositories What we’ll cover…
What is a Digital Repository? A system that: stores and manages digital resources facilitates discovery of resources enables resource sharing and re-use provides multiple levels of appearance, accessibility, and control mechanisms Often large statewide, regional, or national systems
Why Build a Repository? Improve teaching and learning Decrease duplication of effort through the re-use of quality digital content Establish content independence Contain or reduce development costs: Content is created once and used or repurposed many times
Which states are developing repositories that we know of? California Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Minnesota North Carolina Tennessee
How do you go about building a repository? What should you consider? Is there a guide or a cookbook?
provides information, resources, research, & lessons learned from actual repository projects The OnCoRe Blueprint
Blueprint Project Benefits Gather best practices Discover innovative or unique repository features Produce free monthly webinars on relevant topics Research open source repository products Create a community of practice Produce OnCoRe Blueprint as a dynamic online resource
Connexions – A University Press Re-mix content to create a textbook Order it online Delivered the next day by courier Cost effective – reduces the cost of a 300-page hardback engineering textbook from $122 to $22 Always up-to-date with the latest material from the global repository.
Wisc-Online Based at Fox Valley Technical College Funded by – Fox Valley Technical College – Wisconsin Technical College System – Grants (FIPSE, NSF, & others) – Corporate training efforts Create learning objects for faculty members Staff of 15
Wisc Online Learning Object Development A faculty member identifies a difficult topic – Hard for learners to understand – Presents challenges for instructional delivery The instructor creates a content outline and script
Learning Object Development Work with Wisc-online team to develop – Instructional designer adapts the content for multimedia and Web delivery – Technical developer builds the object – Reviewers and the editor evaluate the object – Faculty member reviews and approves the final learning object to be posted
Lessons Learned Involve state leadership – early – to create champions Planning and policies are key Core effective staff are: – Director – Project Manager – Technical/Programmer Adequate and sustainable funding are required Distribute workload to institutions to save money and achieve buy-in
Lessons Learned The term “learning object is overused and misunderstood Adopt a vocabulary that describes and defines repository resources – content asset – information object – learning object – learning component
Lessons Learned Content Development – Expensive, time-consuming, but rewarding professional development for faculty – Cross-functional team most effective Subject Matter Experts – 2 Instructional designer (at least 1) Developer (at least 1) You can’t build all the content your state needs – and - don’t want to!
Lessons Learned Repository software must be – Simple & easy to use – Intuitive – Customizable – Standards based – Supports federation and harvesting It’s difficult to overcome negative perceptions
The Future of Repositories Textbook publishing Publisher content Integration of LMS and repositories Repositories as portals
The Orange Grove http://www.theorangegrove.org/ Rice Connexions http://cnx.org/ Wisc-Online http://www.wisc-online.com/ BC Campus SOL*R http://solr.bccampus.ca/cms2/ MERLOT http://www.merlot.org/ OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org/ Maricopa Learning Exchange http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/mlx/ CLOE http://cloe.on.ca/ Repository URL’s
Questions & Answers Susie Henderson, Principal Investigator, OnCoRe Blueprint850-922-3359 email@example.com Miko Pattie, Kentucky Learning Depot, OnCoRe Blueprint Pilot Partner State