April 20, 2018

Bring your OER repository to life

Project X5GON aims to interact Open Educational Resources from very different sites.

For the development of Learning Analytics and Recommendation Engines as well as other unforseen services developed within the project we will develop a user activity tracker library for acquiring information about user activity on OER repositories.

In X5GON we will index the resources and, whenever possible, enrich them (for example, if these contain videos, transcription and translation will be done). In order to gather the different resources, we need these to be made visible which, in fairness, is one of the reasons for which we declare our education resources as open, isn’t it? The way we technically aim to do this is by adding a code snippet – literally two lines of JavaScript – to each resource you want to see indexed. This snippet will itself call a library which will be on your site.

The effect of the X5GON user activity tracker snippet is the following:

  1. The X5GON server is notified that the resource A is being accessed by a user identified by a simple identifier;
  2. A list of recommendations is sent to the OER server;
  3. At a later stage, if resource A was not known to the X5GON server, resource A is fetched, analysed, enriched (with transcription/translation when needed) and indexed. It will in the future be linked to other resources and appear as recommendation when relevant.

For this to be possible the partner OER site should:

  1. Include the snippet on each webpage you wish to share as Open Educational Resource. We recommend you have the material licensed (possibly with a CC license);
  2. Include the library on your server (please note that the snippet should point to this library);
  3. Allow the code to execute;
  4. Decide how you use the recommendations which will be sent to you.

Please fill out the form below with details on your OER repository and in as much details possible. Completing this form does not commit you in any way, but it does give essential input in order to understand the nature of your repository. Information provided is strictly confidential and commits neither party.


March 27, 2018

X5GON workshop @ UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

The X5GON consortium presented its technology at the workshop “Implementing the Ljubljana OER Action Plan by building skills via OER-based Artificial Intelligence technologies” at the Mobile Learning Week 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The Mobile Learning Week is being organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICT, which jointly established the Broadband Commission with UNESCO.

December 19, 2017

Design workshop on X5GON OER Quality and Learning Analytics Engine

Project partners from University College London, Osnabrück University and K4A met today to discuss service design aspects for the development of an effective Learning Analytics Engine built for OER. This system includes servers, scripts, OER providers, OER and user models.

October 19, 2017

I3 London ‘Media Innovation & Investment’ event

We presented X5GON at an Investor Meeting – a one-day event packed with insight, advice and collaboration, hosted by F6S, the world’s largest platform for founders in Hackney Wick London. It focused on different options for funding R&D in the media sector in Europe, that is, funding from the European Commission, private investors, corporates and alternative sources, organised by the European Commission funded project I3.

October 17, 2017

H2020 Media Projects’ Workshop: Collaboration Towards the Future of Media

We attended an exciting event in Brussels on the 17th October 2017, in order to spark collaboration among all H2020 media related projects managed by Unit DG CONNECT-I4.