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Tag: Xpert

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Open Education Week Xpert

March 11th, 2013 at 11:03

This week is Open Education Week. Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  It is also to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, [...]

Xpert at 275,000 and climbing………….

March 29th, 2012 at 11:03

I’ve been working on my presentation for the OER 12 conference today where I’ll be talking about the PARiS project and whilst checking out some stats to include I noticed that Xpert is now indexing more than 275,000 resources. This is another milestone for the service and at the rate resources are being added Xpert [...]

The Ear Foundation Needs Analysis (PARiS)

March 13th, 2012 at 03:03

This is a post from Lyndsey Allen, Education Programme Co-ordinator at The Ear Foundation. Background The Ear Foundation is a charity helping deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing and communication.  Through the PARIS project, The Ear Foundation is working with the University of Nottingham to widen access [...]

Open Education Week Update

February 27th, 2012 at 09:02

The date and time of the webinar we are running as part of Open Education week has now been set. It will be on Wednesday 7th March at 3pm GMT.    The title is:  Open Nottingham – tools that help you find, create and re-use Open Educational Resources (OER). The webinar will provide an overview of [...]

50,000 Xpert Attributions

August 19th, 2011 at 08:08

The Xpert attribution service, which provides automatic attribution of openly licenced or public domain images that are available in Flickr and Wikimedia, passed another milestone this week. Over 50,000 images have now been attributed using the tool in 2011. The exact figure as of today is 50,973 for this year. The tool was designed to [...]

Leaps and bounds

June 22nd, 2011 at 12:06

Xpert is an OER aggregator, harvesting openly available learning resources from over 5,000 RSS feeds from around the globe. As such, Xpert provides a rich source of OER, empowers third party use through a set of APIs, as well as providing a barometer for the ‘state of health’ in OER production around the world. For [...]

Xpert Students

1 June 1st, 2011 at 11:06

The Open Nottingham team has recently conducted a number of focus groups to better understand how and why students use web based educational resources. This follows on from the case study we conducted earlier this year into student use of OER, with the specific aim of helping to answer a number of questions that came to light [...]

What are you looking at?

1 April 18th, 2011 at 08:04

Does search activity indicate need? In Xpert we are able to capture search terms, frequency and results returned. By analysing this data are we able to determine what OER items are proving the most requested (at least through Xpert)? Looking at the stats since Jan 2011 to date (mid April 2011), we see that the [...]

The links effect

March 29th, 2011 at 10:03

Why would you use a search engine? To find results just for you? Can a search engine move into a more social sphere? Could you search on behalf of someone else? Going through the usage logs of Xpert (for January), some interesting patterns appear. A lot of links are not visited after being found – [...]

With Xpert timing

March 23rd, 2011 at 12:03

Reuse of OER has become a much debated subject of late, not least by me :) As discussed in my previous blog post, reuse of third-party materials is commonplace, despite the risks associated with copyright infringement. However, OER provides a mechanism to facilitate a ‘copyright safe’ way of reusing third-party materials. Surely a sound justification [...]