Confolio in Organic.Edunet

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Published on January 16, 2009

Author: ebner



This short presentation gives a rather non-technical overview over the integration and potentials of the e-portfolio system Confolio within the EU-funded eContentplus project Organic.Edunet.

Confolio in Organic.Edunet Hannes Ebner, KTH Matthias Palmér, UU SLU, Uppsala 2009-01-16 Co-funded by the European Commission eContentplus programme

Confolio • Electronic portfolio • Web application frontend • Fine-grained rights management • Digital resources: files and references • Other resources: books, concepts, contacts, events • Resources are described with metadata

Use Cases • Institutional archive • Personal portfolio • Course construction – Portfolios and folders: aggregation of learning resources, learning modules, e.g. providing learning materials for a course

The Organic.Edunet Metadata • Mandatory fields – Title, description, language – Resource type, copyright information/cost • Recommended fields – End user role, age range, context – Format, ontology terms (vocabulary) – ...

Vocabulary • Part of the metadata • Necessary for advanced search • Based on and enhancing existing vocabularies

Typical Learning Objects • Multimedia content – Pictures, movies, sound files • Documents – Handbooks, tutorials, publications • Presentations • References – Links to web sites, external resources

Content Sources • Organic.Edunet Consortium • FAO Capacity Building Portal • Bio@gro • Soil Association • Organic Agriculture Information Access • Organic ePrints • ...

Organic.Edunet Architecture • Repository Tools – Confolio and its backend • Learning Repository Management – Harvests Repository Tools – Provides advanced Search • Portal – Community features, advanced search

Users Web Portal Module Organic.Edunet’s Semantic Services Module Learning Repositories BioAgro ENOAT Content Providers Learning Repositories Management Module Ecologica Intute Public Resources School Learning Content Exchange Module Federation of Learning Content Repositories

Backend / Interfaces • Reusing existing metadata using harvesting protocols • Harvesting and querying protocols – Makes federations possible • Easy to use programming interface – Own user interfaces possible – Integration with 3rd party applications

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