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SHAring digital REsources in the Teaching Education Community
A brief guide to the three-year project co-funded by the European Commission. Share.TEC supports access to, exchange and re-use of digital resources and practitioner experiences within Teacher Education at European level.
The report aims to provide an overall picture of the project and its outcomes in order to foreground some key learning from the project and draw attention to some of the results achieved. etc.share-tec.TEC (the portal. readers more interested in the usage and development side of Share. The Share. metadata models.TEC system connects a number of different teacher training related repositories and offers a unified access point and query mechanism that adapts to the user‟s specific language and cultural context.+ Executive Summary about this report This report provides an overview of Share. Digital resources are in fact powerful vehicles of educational innovation that can help build bridges among the different teacher training cultures in Europe. a three-year project cofunded by the European Commission (eContentplus programme) that supports access to.TEC may find this document useful to get an idea of the portal from the user‟s viewpoint and how Share. exchange and re-use of digital resources and practitioner experiences within Teacher Education at European level.) are likely to find the full version of the Final Project Report (available at www.TEC. Readers interested in the technological dimension of Share. This helps to enhance both individual practice and also to enrich established communities through sharing on a broader scale.TEC is positioned in the panorama of digital resources and Teacher Education. 3 . On the other hand.eu) to be the one closest to their concerns.
TEC system. This information helps users to understand retrieved resources better and to reuse them in various contexts. training sessions and online activities. which points users to potentially interesting resources retrieved. can rely on personalised options for performing their queries. Project Goals 4 . In practical terms. This model integrates and extends existing knowledge taxonomies in order to describe the specifics of the TE field. linguistic/cultural and technical interoperability The Share. The Metadata Migration Facility. previewed and reused by other practitioners with similar characteristics. or MMF. Semantic. Overcome resistance to solutions “Not Invented Here” Share.TEC system. users have access to a wide range of digital contents for Teacher Education (TE) available through the Share.TEC has undertaken to build an advanced user-focused system that aggregates metadata describing TErelated digital resources located Europewide.TEC aims to give teacher educators the chance to learn about praxis that would otherwise remain largely hidden to them and their communities. (c) taking into account differences in national and cultural education systems. The system offers personalized. (b) offering personalisation and adaptivity features that capture the suitability of a resource to a given set of requirements. Provision of effective means compliant with international standards Two user-friendly support tools help users to add their own resources in the Share. Thanks to these services.TEC system provides advanced brokerage services so that users: can use familiar terms to search for resources.sensitive brokerage for the retrieval of relevant digital content. or RICK. view results ordered according to personalised ranking.+ A specialized system for retrieving Teacher Education resources Share. The Resource Integration Companion Kit.TEC users can report and rate their actual experience with a specific resource by adding their experiential annotations (free text) and rankings. It captures and relates relevant concepts. Further support comes from the system‟s recommender function. mapping them across European cultural and language boundaries.TEC portal. Fostering reusability Share. tool supports and guides individual users who want to tag and describe their resources so they can share their knowledge and digital contents with other practitioners. the Share. Share. Provision of an effective brokerage system for TE The matching of digital resources to actual user needs is pursued by (a) giving practitioners a clear pedagogical picture of content items. helps institutional users willing to add their collection of already tagged resources to the Share.TEC seeks to support this process by involving both individual practitioners and existing TE professional associations at national and European level. Engagement is sought not only through portal use but also via focused user involvement activities like workshops. culturally .TEC portal services are based on a semantic core called the Teacher Education Ontology (TEO).
5 . so it‟s important to make their status clear to them.TEC portal A knowledge hub for TE resources The Share. format or date. educational institution. Results can be filtered by collection.+ The Share. By contrast.TEC easier to navigate and use. resource type. including personalisation and adaptivity and the possibility to enrich the portal and its community by adding their contribution. Casual visitors have access to a limited range of basic functionalities. namely TAKE.TEC broadens content reusability perspectives across Europe. when they log in. the portal presents three main areas to explore and work in. registered/logged-in users can take full advantage of portal features. portal architecture and the user-oriented expansion tool RICK (Resource Integration Companion Kit). the portal functionalities and user interface. multilinguality approach. Share.TEC. Being logged in or not can strongly affect the user‟s experience. among others. USE and GIVE. query results are automatically ordered by relevancy and can subsequently be sorted by language. By providing interoperability between these repositories. cost / free. format.TEC portal connects a number of different Teacher Education-related repositories and offers a unified access point and query mechanism that adapts to the user‟s specific language and context. indicating that they have full rights accorded to registered/logged users and can expect personalisation and adaptivity during interaction. semantic layer (ontology and application profile). the platform logo changes to MyShare. To facilitate the access to relevant resources. Key innovative solutions adopted in Share.TEC include. Accordingly. To make Share. language.
g. generic skills). USE. Simple and advanced search are available as separate options.list of resource descriptions generated in response the user profile and history. Share. (b) understanding them and (c) reusing them in various cultural contexts. collection. teacher practice context. 6 . as text is entered in the search box indexed suggestions are provided automatically. My Artifacts – link to the user‟s bookmarks. Search history – most recent searches the user has performed. which assists users to tag resources that have not been previously tagged. Additionally. adding annotations and ratings. General platform statistics are also available (e. knowledge area. as well as different options for browsing resources (i.+ MyShare. comments and ratings.TEC users can add an experiential annotation (open text) and ratings (1-5 stars) that report their actual experience with a specific digital resource. To foster digital content reuse. These are used within the system for facilitating users in (a) retrieving resources. Free text search is available. GIVE.g. etc). Community – link to the groups area. community members). resource number. educational Institution. GIVE This area allows (registered) users to contribute to the community by uploading and describing their own resources. USE This area is designed to give users an up-to-date view of recent activity on the platform and allow them to check and access their own artefacts and activity. (registered) users can access personalized information. educational context. digital content type. Users can also add their own TE resources to the portal and describe them using the portal RICK tool. TAKE This area is where users can search or browse to find TE resources of interest. Simple search is designed to provide Google-like immediacy and ease-of-use. collections.TEC TAKE. including: Recommended for you .e. Advanced search can be performed by entering either free text or by selecting the values available for a range of metadata fields (e.
total bookmarks. typically English plus at least one language among Bulgarian. Italian. including a link to the digital resource on the web. Spanish. total number of comments. Values in some of the fields can be viewed in more than one language.TEC metadata profile. contains a set of information about a particular digital resource. 7 .0 Resource description Essentially. Community statistics are also displayed for each resource description. Share. total views. i.TEC is a system that collects descriptions of digital resources related to Teacher Education (TE). Dutch. or records. Each of these descriptions. views today. and the predefined values associated to them. are drawn from the Share. the portal provides recommendations about resources that are similar to the record viewed (YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO SEE) and about other descriptions that have been viewed by users who browsed that particular item (USERS WHO BROWSED THIS ITEM ALSO BROWSED). most recent view. The fields comprising this information set. and Swedish.e. Together with search results.
adaptivity of the presentation of the search results (ranking).TEC portal has been designed to be multilingual. they either use free-text search or select from the search criteria related to the metadata elements. metadata and user interface. the values are inferred from the user model. the Share. In the latter case the criteria are also automatically mapped to the corresponding language-independent nodes in the repository‟s TEO. To support multilinguality. Portal multilinguality encompasses four aspects: the metadata of digital resources as displayed by the portal. metadata description.TEC repository. the portal interface and the portal‟s online help.+ Multilinguality and social services The Share. including: adaptivity of the user interface. users are spared the trouble of explicitly expressing these needs as query parameters. the metadata used as search criteria. and recommendations of specific resources and social interactions. The portal also offers personalisation and social networking services. The adaptive behaviour of the Share. 8 . The user can set the portal interface as desired. Whenever possible.TEC system is mainly (although not exclusively) aimed at identifying those digital resources that best suit the users‟ needs without asking them to enumerate the requirements in detail. This provides the possibility to search in one language and to find relevant resources described in another language. When users query the Share.TEC system retains internal representation of various data in a multilingual way by means of the Teacher Education Ontology (TEO). These are based both on explicit user preferences and on implicit user characteristics. heuristically obtained from user behaviour logs and other statistical data.
TEC system is also malesuada nonummy. metus. Nunc Proin ultrices lacus stores metadata records. whichet lectus. Analyzer tools were ultricies in. cursus at. the Aenean non nulla eget erat varius Metadata Harvester. est. pharetra. The Share. Mauris etMetadata nunc the Common mauris in Model dignissim varius. hendrerit the Central Portal. the development of the overall laoreet accumsan. pulvinar et.TEC format consequat dignissim. registered sources of metadata and collects new Donec sit amet volutpat ac.TEC Central nonummy metus. Proin diam. Nulla leo est. sodales id. Mauris ornare. Repository. Main Fusce quis purus. Sed odio periodically connects to all pede. libero a aliquam specifiedlacus urna faucibus dui. accumsan et. comprising two main mattis sed. Mauris eget (based on the CMM). automatically translate and enrich metus non purus Nulla ut foreign metadata formats into Share. To nulla eu arcu aliquet support the creation of quality condimentum. Metadata libero.Ut eu designed (CMM). Vestibulum quis massa nec augue The Share. porttitor eu.TEC system and portal are based on the set Nulla rhoncus tortor eu risus. system architecture and massa. enim. Morbi in endowed with a semantic layer pede sed turpis. functionalities. ultrices components: the Teacher nec. nunc elit. Praesent magna TE metadata records. 9 . Nunc arcu ligula. tristique a. faucibus nec. developed.+ Overall architecture Donec ultricies congue nulla. instances. and in tortor adipiscing arcu the System Expansion Tools (RICK and MMF) that fermentum. These represent the main at vulputate ante augue sit amet system requirements guiding justo. components and services. suscipit in. Vivamus iaculis cursus Education Ontology (TEO) and nunc. Sed in tortor. purus. Ut interdum orci sed nibh. that euismod. within the project.at. Quisque cursus components of the system include: the Share. Quisque purus. This layer is libero to include a multilingual and multicultural dimension (MMM-Multicultural Metadata Model). Nullam congue communicate with system pulvinar nulla. where users rhoncus eget. of scenarios and use cases Praesent viverra.
Portal RICK is not a standalone tool but rather an integrated part of the Share. 10 . The main differences with the desktop version are that the fields are arranged in areas located on a single web page. either from scratch or by enriching existing annotations with TE-specific metadata (based on CMM and TEO). the tool allows end users to describe the resources they want to make available for sharing. an ad hoc tool was developed called the Resource Integration Companion Kit (RICK). one devoted to expert annotators (Desktop RICK) and another devoted to final portal users. editing and enriching an existing description stored locally (the batch feature allows to apply this functionality on many elements simultaneously). Italian. Spanish and Swedish) and a multicultural functionality that addresses the educational peculiarities of each national context supported. etc.TEC portal. teachers. The RICK user manual includes both the installation guide (for the desktop version) and user guidelines presented in tutorial-like fashion so as to familiarize users with RICK by means of examples.+ The RICK Tools Integration kit for user-generated resources To support user-oriented interactive annotation of resources. In order to structure and facilitate metadata population.e. This tool offers four main functionalities: creating a new description of a resource fromscratch. There are two different versions of RICK. Dutch. The main objective of Desktop RICK is to enrich existing metadata records stored in the distributed repositories. Both versions provide a multilingual interface (at the moment Bulgarian.) was also developed. a CMM guide for non-technical indexers (such as TE. creating a template to use for generating multiple new resource descriptions. and that no batch annotation feature is available. English. Essentially. teachers educators (Portal RICK). i.
5% 1. publishers and content providers.0% 10. and from individual TE practitioners.TEC is dedicated to the TE field in Europe. IPR.5% 14. YouTube.0% 0.6% 0.TEC. potentially usable for TE purposes.TEC consortium and by the individual who authored the metadata.5% 2. videos. Through Share.e. the content items themselves remain in their “home” location. together with links to those resources. teaching modules. To be considered as appropriate for description in Share. designed for or used in a TE context.4% 2.e.0% 20.0% 0.TEC is subject to co-ownership rights held by the Share.9% 4.4% 0. audio recordings .(b) TE-relevant. Share.0% 30. understandable descriptions of digital resources that specifically address the teacher education field. i. Quality criteria.0% 25.1% 28.0% 15. This include. The Share. Technically speaking.7% 3.TEC project already brings together a critical mass of proven TE contents provided by its partners (about 70. All materials are available as texts. be it the university TE repository. induction into the profession and careerlong Continuing Professional Development (CPD).media of all kinds.TEC. while the Share.. reference materials. including both open access and commercial content. The Share. All metadata stored in the Share. multimedia presentations. Merlot.TEC system manages the special descriptions and links.0% 4. among others. and portrays digital content aimed at all levels of teacher education including Initial Teacher Education (ITE). users can access highly relevant.8% + Resources for TE Aggregated Metadata and Contents. Slide Share.0% 31. etc. 11 .35. i. assets need to be: (a) TE-specific. lessons plans. best practices.4% 2.0% 5.TEC collections will be incremented by resources from other TE institutions.1% 1.0% 2.000 records).
practicing teachers can find Share. As seekers of TE contents.TEC system also provides a TE-specific arena across Europe for showcasing digital products and services. and for testing their market potential. (d) multimedia and innovative.service and practicing teachers the opportunity to find resources relevant to update their competencies and to find good ideas and best practices developed by teachers elsewhere in other countries. (c) develop their competencies through sharing of contents and best practices within a Teacher Education (TE) community.Users Practitioners in the Teacher Education field. 12 . TEACHER EDUCATORS / TRAINERS The system aims to fulfill teacher educators‟ needs to (a) access a large body of high-quality resources specifically for TE. (b) relevant to TE.+ End . As for Teacher Educators. Share. (c) trustworthy and “road tested”. and (d) broaden professional/cultural horizons to the EU level. PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS ENGAGED IN SELFDIRECTED LEARNIG Pre-service and practicing teachers engaged in self-guided learning can benefit from accessing this heterogeneous set of high-quality digital contents and sharing professional and learning experiences.TEC a valuable support to access digital resources that are: (a) easy to find and „TEnative‟.to enhance both individual practice and also to foster a stronger European identity in the field and provide support for teacher educators‟ mobility. The Share. the Share. Share. thus meeting content developers‟ needs for opportunities to showcase their products.TEC system can also fit educational publisher‟s needs for direct access to a wider market for digital content specifically for TE.TEC helps teacher educators – at the individual and institutional level. (b) enhance their practice through access to transferable models of innovation. PUBLISHERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS Although developed to specifically address Teacher educators needs.TEC offers pre. and to a distributed system capable of delivering commercial contents and services to potential customers.
g.TEC offer you. while others did not get far past the initial planning stages.g. What advantages does Share. The user pilots had mixed results. multicultural issues.TEC portal.TEC portal. Despite this. educational technology.0 tools services in teacher education). better descriptions” “Greater educational potential” “Advantage: More focused selection of materials“ “Better selection criteria” “Deals more directly with educational issues and materials” “More filtering options than Google but far fewer results” 13 . language learning and social inclusion). although this was not mandatory. These acted as springboards / catalysts for forming cross-border TE communities centered on specific domains of TE interest (e. addressing different aspects (e. create focused communities on the portal as contexts for re-using resources in small groups. a number of user pilots were created in Share. the idea of creating a number of cross-border pilots where end-users (teacher educators) work on a specific educational innovation of their choice appears valuable.TEC.g. Eight pilot projects were set up during the third project workshop in Bologna. analyze the use of social software and Web 2. e. The pilots were also considered as opportunities for participants to focus on collections of learning resources accessible through the Share.+ Users‟ voices To shed light on end user needs and boost user involvement. when compared with Google? “More focused search. A number of pilots generated activity around the Share.
Alongside this ambition. Subscription sales and donations are the primary revenue sources envisaged. as well as for the exploitation of the project results. Share.TEC is having and will continue to have – a major impact on the field by responding to needs. evaluating.+ Impact and sustainability Maximize project impact at all levels.TEC user base. each current and future partner offers the benefit of marketing.TEC project has built a portal allowing “one –stop” access to Teacher Education (TE) resources and experience. and contribution to pedagogical materials for TE. retrieval of.TEC sustainability.TEC remains the only focal point at European level for those seeking access to. monitoring. As such. At the conclusion of the three-year project period. maintaining.TEC sustainability relies primarily on offering relevant resources in a usable environment in order to continually increase the Share. The Share. upgrading. These actors are important for propagating educational innovation based on digital resource sharing. The Share. The strategy for maximizing project impact was underpinned by the endeavour to fully exploit the opportunities presented by all project activities involving contact with and engagement of target users and stakeholders. considerable effort has been devoted to positioning that portal within its natural landscape and laying the roots for continuity and for growth. Share. In addition. Share.TEC network includes both communities emerging around the system and existing TE professional associations both at national and European level. 14 . which continue to be felt and expressed within TE and in the education panorama generally. Dissemination is an interdependent part of Share. and validating its own digital assets including the infrastructure housing the resources.
the strategy adopted in Share. establish new contacts and disseminate Share.professional networks. In total. professional schools and university departments) • level 3 .TEC project was presented at 60 national and international conferences.TEC identified three key levels at which partners would leverage their existing networks. Type of organisation / initiative Universities & HE institutions Public agencies. The Share. Relationships were established with a wide variety of organizations and initiatives that are based in countries both inside and outside the partnership or are transnational. the Share.+ Leveraging TE networks Given the heterogeneity of the TE field in Europe. 48 local workshops have been held by project partners and 31 scientific papers were published. TE-related national and international networks • level 2 .working groups of teacher educators and teachers. offices & educational services Educational associations & networks Projects & programmes Local school hubs Publishers Libraries Private companies Other associations Total No. engaged 20 19 18 15 5 4 2 1 1 85 European: 16 SV: 18 LT: 1 IR: 7 UK: 2 FR: 1 SP: 2 NL: 4 CH: 1 IT: 26 BG: 4 15 .Higher Education (universities.TEC objectives and results.TEC system and correlated approaches were addressed in 9 university courses. These were: • level 1 .
(b) examination of its relations to TE needs.TEC OEB exhibition (Berlin. IT) The Bologna workshop addressed both end-users and a core group of stakeholders. linguistic/cultural and technical interoperability. Third project workshop (Bologna. IE) This event aimed to broaden dissemination efforts by engaging representatives from key user groups and potential stakeholders.+ The Share.TEC system with semantic. The workshop engaged participants in (a) investigation and testing of the pre-release version of the pilot system. Second project workshop (Dublin. introducing them to the project and its ambitions regarding digital resources in the TE domain.TEC events International workshops and exhibit Major dissemination events at European level were the three international Share.TEC workshops (held in Venice. Share. 16 .TEC exhibition. (c) launching of users pilot devoted to co-development and sharing of digital resources that could both provide a springboard for dissemination and an opportunity for international field testing. Dublin and Bologna) and the Share. including TE networks and European educational repositories. The specific focus was on the models being developed for providing the Share. which took place at Online Educa. Berlin conference. First project workshop (Venice. Their participation provided the basis for building closer ties with the TE community at large and also provided valuable input for the project on critical areas like future directions in educational repositories. DE) This exhibition at OEB enabled the project to reach out to the wide community of education and ICT professionals and practitioners attending this high-profile international event. IT) The Venice workshop was designed to engage international experts in the field.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (IT) Miroslava CERNOCHOVA ATEE-Association for Teacher Education in Europe (CZ) Mimi HARALANOVA National High School of Mathematics and Science. Advisory Board members Peter BURNHILL EDINA. University of Applied Sciences (NL) Roelina WIERDA NHL Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (NL) Ronald BARENDSEN NHL Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (NL) Ulla WIDMARK Stockholm University. CA Maria Teresa PAZIENZA Università di Roma Tor Vergata. IT Vittorio MIDORO IFIP. Faculty of Slavic Studies (BG) Adriaan SINKE Hogeschool van Amsterdam. University of Bologna (IT) Linda GIANNINI University of Florence. LTE: Laboratorio Tecnologie dell'Educazione (IT) Carlo NATI University of Lazio. Department of Didactic Science (SU) Theresa DOYLE Trinity College Dublin.+ International Boards Advisory and End-Users board members. member of the Working Group for development of Scientific and Technological Knowledge of the Italian Ministry of Education (IT) Cristina ODDONE University of Genoa. UK End-Users Board members Federico ZANNONI Department of Educational sciences. FR Pina LALLI Università di Bologna. IT Demetrios SAMPSON University of Piraeus (GR) Lampros K. IE Gilbert PAQUETTE LICEF. Télé-université. University of Edinburgh. University Computer Centre (BG) Silviya KANTCHEVA Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. IT Declan O‟SULLIVAN Trinity College Dublin. IE Gregorio Rodríguez GOMEZ University of Cadiz. STERGIOULAS Brunel University. General Teacher Education (BG) Nikolina NIKOLOVA University of Sofia. UK Grainne CONOLE The Open University. FR Jan HYLÉN OECD . Teacher (BG) Elitsa PELTEKOVA University of Sofia. School of Computer Science & Statistics (IE) Cristiano CHIUSSO University Ca' Foscari of Venice. SP Monique GRANDBASTIEN Université Henri Pointcaré Nancy 1. Teacher (IT) 17 . Teacher Education (BG) Reneta BOZHANKOVA Sofia University. UK Erik DUVAL Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.CERI. BE Conor GALVIN University College Dublin. CIRDFA (IT) Sandra ROSI Upper Secondary School.
as well as monitoring of system performance and metadata record consistency. a CMM user guide was also developed to provide high quality and consistent indexing. Dublin and Bologna) and the Share.TEC workshops (held in Venice. prototype. Other significant enhancements included advanced recommending services and adaptability features. a set of pilots was established involving practitioner groups at TE institutions located in different European Swedish 14% Spanish 4% Italian 56% countries. System validation and Project evaluation The validation mechanism in Share.Partners' language distribution Other 10% Bulgarian 3% duration of the project. System expansion tools MMF and RICK were designed and developed respectively for metadata migration and metadata generation /enrichment. Several validation iteration cycles were performed by each partner with end-users or experts. namely the Teacher Education Ontology (TEO).TEC system. The cornerstones of this plan at European level were the three international Share. the Common Metadata Model (CMM) and its multicultural extension. and the help system. comprehensive use scenarios and cases were developed and validated to ensure that Share. pilot and release versions).e.TEC included collaborative efforts and interdependent processes that unfolded through the project lifetime as the consortium pursued its objectives and generated its outcomes. the Multicultural Metadata Model (MMM).TEC system. The models definition involved a number of phases and parallel tasks strictly interconnected.+ Summary of activities The main activities undertaken in Share. Metadata analysis tools were implemented to monitoring and evaluate the quality of ingested metadata. Tools and Portal Services development and Repository population The portal provides the digital environment necessary for the integration of metadata resources and for accessing user-centred services. a number of detailed. In order to bring end-users‟ perspective into the Share.TEC covered a range of project outputs. usability of the system portal (prototype and pilot versions). 18 . Major dissemination events were held at national level targeting user groups and stakeholders in partner countries.TEC exhibition at Online Educa Berlin event (Dec 2010).TEC on its targeted application areas during its lifetime. A common procedure and tools were defined and adopted by partners during validation sessions. Dissemination and Sustainability The Share. The development of the sustainability plan was an on-going process unfolding throughout the lifetime of the project. In order to assess the impact of Share. In order to support metadata population. including the initial use cases. Its implementation involved an iterative process derived from engineering (i.TEC suitably responds to end-user requirements.TEC consortium defined a detail dissemination plan throughout the Dutch 6% English 7% Aggregated resources .TEC after the end of the co-funding period. Additionally. The final plan defines partners‟ roles and stakes in Share. The output from testing activities were analysed and informed the system development. an expert was appointed to act as external evaluator to the consortium. Models definition and User requirements This activity was dedicated to defining the components that together comprise the semantic layer of the Share. RICK tools.
Stockholm University. Role: Awareness. Venice.TEC Consortium Share. Stockholm. applications and technologies. Genoa. Dublin. Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche. metadata analyser and user guide. aggregating substantial collections of resources for Teacher Education (TE). Bulgaria The CIST Centre at Sofia University (NIS-SU) is an interdisciplinary research and training institution dealing with the development and widespread use of ICT. Ireland Rated by the EU as Ireland‟s leading research institute. ontology and social filtering services (recommending). Role: System development & testing (prototype. system expansion facilities (RICK). system specifications. repository population. Spain GSIC/EMIC is an interdisciplinary research group at the Universidad de Valladolid (UVa). services and user interface. Italy Part of Italy‟s National Research Council. adaptation features (metrics for resource-user matching) & user scenarios. The Netherlands OUNL is a leading academic institution whose Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies brings expertise in the fields of Learning Sciences and Technology Enhanced Learning. including TE. CLUEB. Italy The Interfaculty Centre of Educational Research and Advanced Training (CIRDFA) at University Cà Foscari supports scientific collaboration in teaching methodologies and vocational training. Sofia. Bologna. dissemination and sustainability. Sofiyski Universitet. Role: Multicultural metadata model. Role: Management (project coordinator). Role: Sustainability plan Open Universiteit. use cases. Sweden The Learning Resource Centre at Stockholm University (SU) provides a variety of learning and research support services including access to various educational e-content repositories. query and brokerage services.400 volumes. practitioner support and CSCL. 19 . pilot & release). Role: Usability. activation of end-user networks Universidad de Valladolid. Heerlen. mostly monographs by university scholars. Role: Evaluation.TEC brings together leading European institutions in the field of Teacher Education (TE). ITD deals with technology for innovation in teaching and learning processes within many fields. social sciences and computer sciences. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) produces over 1900 publications annually. Università Cá Foscari di Venezia. Valladolid. Role: Common Metadata Model. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Italy CLUEB is a cooperative publisher associated to University of Bologna with a catalogue of 2. with backgrounds in the fields of humanities.+ The Share. Main research areas are e-learning. Trinity College Dublin. The project consortium consists of eight partners from six countries.
Brendan Tangney. Cristina Gaspodini. Charleen Hurtubise. Robert Schuwer. Erik Axdorph. Fiorino Tessaro. Atanas Georgiev. Giovanni Fulantelli. Ann Fitzgibbon. Giada Nencetti. Beatriz Carramolino. María Jesús Rodríguez Triana. Jeffrey Earp. Paolo Tosato. Hendrik Thomas. ITD (IT) coordinator Serena Alvino. Domenico Corcione. Miguel Luis Bote Lorenzo. NIS-SU. Krassen Stefanov. External Evaluator Claire Belisle. SU (SE) Karin Alling. Giorgio Olimpo. Elitsa Peltekova. Vittorio Midoro. Sofiyski Universitet (BG) Pavel Boytchev. Donatella Persico. CIRDFA. Lena Olsson. Eugenia Kovatcheva. University Cà Foscari of Venice (IT) Monica Banzato. Umberto Margiotta. John van der Baaren. 20 . France. Wim van der Vegt. Simona Salustri. Guillermo Vega Gorgojo. Silvia Grandi. OUNL (NL) Fred de Vries. Bartolomé Rubia. Giulia Capai. Eliza Stefanova. UVa (SP) Juan Ignacio Asensio. CNR. Nikolina Nikolova. Stefania Bocconi. Yannis Dimitriadis. Giovanni Caruso. Alexander Grigorov. Elisabeth Oldham. Eeva Koroma Niklas Olaisson. Stefaan Ternier. Gabriele Galli. Michele Cristofori. Gianluigi Bodi. Theresa Doyle. Eeva Edman Stalbrant. Luigi Guardigli. CLUEB (IT) Frida Bartolini. Jennifer Monroe.+ Project Participants Marion Grüber. Tamara Gonzales Cubero. Anna-Marie Higgins. TCD (IE) Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez. CNRS. Claire Brophy. Wim Westera.
TCD. by CNR.TEC project by all members of the Consortium. Authors Stefania Bocconi. The content of this report does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. UVa. Italy. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the therein lies entirely with the authors. Jeffrey Earp. 22 . CLUEB.Institute for Educational Technology in June 2011.eu This project is co-founded by European Commission under the eContentplus Programme. NIS-SU.+ credits This document reflects the work done in the Share. ITD-CNR Contributing Authors CIRDFA. The full version of the Final Report is available on the project Web Site http://www. OUNL. SU staff members Printed in Genoa.share-tec. Luigi Sarti.
share-tec. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 24 .eu Web site: http://www.TEC Consortium Portal: http://portal.share-tec. TEC + Contacts The Share.eu To become a member.+ Share.cnr.