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1 All this Content and No Place to Put It… Selecting a Learning Object Repository Timothy Tirrell, VCCS Diane Chubb, Georgia State University

2 A System of Colleges (23) and campuses (39) –College operational autonomy encouraged –Each college individually named –One governing board and CEO for system Scope - –System Office, 23 Colleges, 40 Campuses –Six new campuses in last eight years –10,000 Faculty and staff –235,000 credit students –100,000+ non credit students –89,500 FTE’s credit students (unduplicated) Scale - The full range –Smallest college 1,500 students(600 FTE) –Largest college 70,000 students(20,000 FTE) –Smallest campus 800 students (375 FTE) –Largest campus 20,000 students (10,000 FTE)

3 Voice, Data, Video, and Education In the classroom On the desktop --Statewide access -- One low fee Virginia’s Community Colleges Desktop Network Virginia 2 Router Classroom Switch Voice, Data, Video

4 Learning Object Repository Project an open resource created to help educators and administrators research and evaluate a wide range of e-learning products, services, and policies. provides an independent reviewed, objective source of information to help you make the best decision for your institution

5 Hummer of a Project

6 LOR Functionality Architecture

7 Scope of Work Compare the features of six Digital learning object repository software products Engaged three “guest experts” to address selected issues in using shareable content objects Share advances made by project participants in using learning objects

8 Project participants,

9 The candidates… Harvest Road Learn eXact (Packager & Lobster) Concord's Masterfile Course Asset Manager Intrallect’s Intralibrary The Edusource ‘Repository in a Box’ Basic E-Learning Tool Set (BELTS) Capdm MyILE (http://www.capdm.com/myile.html) Dspace (http://www.dspace.org/) Ex Libris Digitool The Learning Edge (http://www.thelearningedge.com.au)

10 Features Discovery Tools Aggregation Tools Community & Evaluation Meta-tagging Content management

11 More features Digital Rights Management & Fulfillment Presentation and Consortia Issues Integration & Interoperability Technical Considerations Pricing/Licensing/Other

12 Open Source considerations How many adopters How many active developers in community How stable as current release What is track record for bug fixes Management structure to support continued development Ample financial support Issues with underlying technology

13 Package information Harvest Road (http://www.harvestroad.com/) Learn eXact (Packager & Lobster) (http://www.learnexact.com/) Concord's Masterfile Course Asset Manager (http://www.concord-usa.com/) Intrallect’s Intralibrary (http://www.intrallect.com/products/index.htm)http://www.intrallect.com/products/index.htm The”Edusource ‘Repository in a Box’ (http://www.edusource.ca/english/home_eng.html) Basic E-Learning Tool Set (BELTS) (http://belts.sourceforge.net/) Capdm MyILE (http://www.capdm.com/myile.html) Dspace (http://www.dspace.org/) Ex Libris Digitool (http://www.exlibris-usa.com/digitool.htm) The Learning Edge (http://www.thelearningedge.com.au)

14 Final Report

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16 VCCS Priorities Goal of LOR –Content –Library CMS compatibility Scalability Student authoring Timeline – within one year Who can access

17 More priorities Video management –Original content –Acquired content

18 *Utah Education Network

19 How are we doing?


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