The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is building a set of shared technology services that will allow states and school districts to connect student data and education materials that currently exist in different formats and locations. Learn about the developing technology, including the technical specifications, data store, APIs and SDK, and address participant questions.
Our current public education system was built using industrial age
thinking, and is now struggling to adapt to modern educational
needs. Open Source philosophieshave given us an information age of
prosperity. Recent developments mean we can finally use "open source
thinking" to transform our educational system into a 21st century
success- but it won't look much like it does today.
The first 10 years of Open Education has resulted in a tremendous amount of high quality material originating from all corners of education; from ivy league schools to one person and a pen.
But how will we enable the world of Open Education to take the next step of incorporating usage analytics and assessment data alongside the content? Quality content coupled with this data will inform not only the next generation of content but also the next learner wishing to find the right peice of material. The Learning Registry couple with educational metadata (provided by LRMI and supported in Schema.org) and paradata about the material is the platform to use if you want that next step to happen.
This session will provide you with the understanding needed to improve the learning experience of your own learning platform, or to build the next generation.
by Nathan Dotz
We are bringing a previously unrepresented field, neuroscience, to K12 education with an unheard of method: we are open-sourcing everything. You'll learn how building upon open source technologies and using open licensing on our creations lets us do what no one else has -- bring neuroscience to primary education classrooms around the world!
Take a tour of 8 years of lessons learned building, assembling, purchasing and adapting an optimal online learning ecosystem at a forward thinking 5-12 independent school. Find out how to get rapid teacher adoption, maximize resources and influence instructional practices. We will also take a tour of how Eastside Prep's integrated systems support all levels of the school.
16th–20th July 2012