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Published on March 21, 2008

Author: Jade


UK approaches to repositories EdReNe launch:  UK approaches to repositories EdReNe launch June 11th, 2007 Becta - Improving learning through technology:  Becta - Improving learning through technology Becta - Improving learning through technology:  Becta - Improving learning through technology Overview:  Overview Background to UK situation:  Background to UK situation Scotland and Northern Ireland:  Scotland and Northern Ireland Scotland - Northern Ireland - Higher and Further Education:  Higher and Further Education Schools national provision:  Schools national provision Schools national provision – Government/Agency:  Schools national provision – Government/Agency Schools national provision - commercial:  Schools national provision - commercial Schools regional and local provision:  Schools regional and local provision Schools national provision – Regional:  Schools national provision – Regional]] International:  International Other:  Other Cultural:  Cultural Approaches for Coherence (FE and Skills):  Approaches for Coherence (FE and Skills) HE and FE:  HE and FE Approaches for Coherence – Becta activity:  Approaches for Coherence – Becta activity Benefits of Vocabulary Studio:  Benefits of Vocabulary Studio A single application for creation and management of controlled vocabularies Dynamic ‘drag and drop’ publishing environment A single, common mapping system (conceptual spine) Version control and IPR tracking capabilities Introduces standardisation for technology and process Ability to control and personalise management process Benefits of Vocabulary Bank:  Benefits of Vocabulary Bank Single point of access to authorised taxonomies of terms Assurance that these are the latest, up-to-date versions Streamlined web service interface Standardises process and assures quality of terms Greatly reduces potential for error and duplication Ability to track IPR in content and usage. Policy context:  Policy context Building on DfES system reform approach:  Building on DfES system reform approach Third Sector Companies Public bodies Practitioners & Learners Improved Participation Attainment and Progression Improved Participation Attainment and Progression Using personalised content to realise an accessible, enjoyable, relevant and secure learning experience System-wide Vision Supply Facilitate the development of an effective and responsive supply side Ensure demand is empowered and capable of exercising effective choice Develop the enabling environment to allow effective interactions between supply and demand Strategic Ambitions Improved Participation Attainment and Progression Providers Citizens/ Learners From Phase 1 to Phase 2 transformational activity:  From Phase 1 to Phase 2 transformational activity Lack of knowledge and skill on use Buyer and user poorly integrated in procurement Lack of standards hinder reuse IPR issues not widely understood and limits sharing Difficultly establishing and articulating needs Supply originated Lack of visibility of demand Addressing a fragmented demand Sufficiency of sustainable demand No clear routes to market Limited user feedback Uncertain funding Unclear on user needs No cross sector platform for market access Market distortion Unclear procurement Changing and complex supplier landscape Demand Interaction Supply Demand originated Lack accessibility to right content No effective sharing mechanism Limited means to aggregate needs No simple procurement mechanisms Little means to feedback to suppliers Creating an efficient relationship between supply and demand provides the route for demand side actions to effect improvements in supply A primary focus on improving the interaction between supply and demand through key capabilities supporting areas such as learner profiling/modelling, library and marketplace, while…. Build on current technology to trial a more integrated marketplace Provide clarity to the market on user needs, best practice and standards Encourage embedding of use by market research and dissemination of best practice… … addressing the enabling environment on the demand side to improve the capability for effective choice, and … …performing a facilitative role to enable a more vibrant, innovative and responsive supply side Activity in 2007/8:  Activity in 2007/8 Repository Issues:  Repository Issues Complex world:  Complex world Repository Issues:  Repository Issues Contact details:  Contact details Dave Hassell – Director, Learning Teaching & Inclusion Will Ellis – Senior Manager – Learning Services and Content Standards Becta Millburn Hill Road Science Park Coventry CV4 7JJ England Telephone: +44 (0)24 7641 6994 Facsimile: +44 (0)24 7641 1418 Email: Becta

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