The use of knowledge resources and libraries is at the centre of the learning experience in traditional and online universities. In technology-enhanced learning methods prescriptors (professors, tutors, librarians and others) can easily link knowledge assets with every single learning unit, creating specific knowledge libraries bound to specific subject curriculums.
Meet Pep Torn from UNED and listen to what he says about the expertise on knowledge resources worldwide.
Gema-Santos is the chair of the Knowledge Resources field of expertise from 2015. She joined EADTU with this new challenge in order to contribute with her expertise in knowledge resources from a double perspective: as a librarian and as a professor. Also to share experiences with other colleagues and to learn from them.
Gema-Santos Hermosa contributed to The EMPOWER Envisioning report:
She also contributed to the Knowledge Resources webinar (2016-2017) with the presentation: UOC Virtual Library Teaching Services and Learning Resources. And to the Knowledge Resources webinar (2016-2017) with the presentation: Knowledge Resources to be promoted for their use into the learning Community (Higher Education teachers and learners)
Both presentations can also be found on https://empower-new.eadtu.eu/events/repository
Frederik Truyen (°1961) has a Phd in Philosophy (logic) and is professor at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven. He publishes on digitalization, photographic heritage and e-learning for the humanities. He is in charge of CS Digital. He is experienced in data modelling and metadata development for image databases in the cultural-historical field, and currently works on digital transformation issues in then GLAM/CHI sector. He is the president of Photoconsortium, an international membership organization for photographic archives. Truyen is treasurer of the Europeana Network Association and a member of DARIAH-VL.
He currently directs the programme of the Master in Digital Humanities. In the Cultural Studies Master Programme he teaches online publishing and digital cultural heritage. His main research focus is the digital transformation roadmap for cultural heritage institutions. He has been involved in setting up the e-learnign envoronment for KU Leuven and in the development of a MOOC strategy.
Field of expertise for EMPOWER: eLearning, creation of educational resources, opendata
Dr. Christos Rodosthenous holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Systems, with specialization in Computational Cognition / Artificial Intelligence, from the Open University of Cyprus (OUC). He also holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics with a major in Computational Mathematics and Informatics and an M.Sc. in Computational Mathematics and Informatics in Education with a major in Information Technologies and Communications in Education, both from University of Patras, Greece. His research contributes to key areas of Artificial Intelligence, Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition and reasoning, Natural Language Understanding, Story Understanding, Crowdsourcing, eLearning and new technologies and Trends in distance education.
Currently, he works at the Information Systems and Technology Services of the Cyprus University of Technology and teaches at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. He previously worked at the eLearning and Digital Content Management Sector at the Open University of Cyprus and the Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”. He is involved in numerous National and European projects involving Language Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Crowdsourcing, Gamification, eLearning technologies, Digital repositories, Open Access and Open Data initiatives.
He is an advocate of Free and Open source software and actively participates in many actions for promoting its usage in the public sector.
To ensure the intensive use of e-knowledge and e-libraries by professors and students not only do we need to have expertise in knowledge and learning management, but we also need to design and embed complete information literacy skills actions into university programs.
Empower experts are highly qualified professionals who can help an institution to design an online/blended environments in order to:
In this presentation we will discuss how to use Zotero as a basic tool for organizing collaborative bibliographic research. We will shortly overview the basic functionality of Zotero and how it compares to commercial systems, and then zoom in on the functionalities that truly make it a social platform for bibliographic research. Working on shared bibliographies is an excellent way to shape the direction of a research endeavour, and helps forge a common understanding of the research field. But it is also an ideal tool to introduce students to the literature in a particular discipline. We will also highlight some other tools such as The Library Thing, which focuses on book publications. By Frederik Truyen (KU Leuven)
16 May 2017
The scope of this webinar to facilitate educators for building an online course using knowledge resources (KR) and activities. We will focus on tools that can be used for building such a course and tools for creating KR and add them in an online course. Moreover, viewers will have the opportunity to watch a live demonstration using a demo course created in the Open University of Cyprus eLearning Platform. By Christos Rodosthenous (Open University of Cyprus)
14 September 2016
From a context-based learning, libraries can provide KR adapted to each learning context. On the other hand, from an adaptive teaching, where all learners are different but, however, most educational materials are the same for all, adaptive teaching technologies and KR should provide flexible study options to the students. Books chapters, articles, videos and other complementary material, available at the Library or that Library can search and provide, should let students to understand better the context they are studying and interacting with. At Open University of Catalonia (UOC) we are working hand-in-hand with teachers (meeting their needs and those of their students) in order to provide them tailored services and KR to contribute to the improvement of online learning. By Gema Santos-Hermosa (UOC)
7 July 2016
Librarians at The Open University collaborate with module teams to embed skills activities, resources and live engagement sessions into the taught curriculum . This case study will outline the processes involved, review the outcomes, and examine the chain a changing environment. What happens when academics directly author their own learning content, or when Librarians are asked to provide support for MOOCs or commercial partnerships? By Cheryl Coveney (OUUK)
13 October 2016
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