Parallel Session 4: OpenX & Interoperability

Session Chair: R. Grau Sala

Towards an Interoperable edtech Ecosystem: Panel Discussion with IMS Global Learning Consortium and EUNIS

(Panelists: Rob Abel, Mikael Berglund, Carmen Díaz Romero, Thierry Koscielniak, Ilkka Siissalo; Moderator: Markus Gylling)

Digital Diploma Data (in Deutschland?) – Exchanging Diploma Data Digitally Instead of On Paper

(Jan Otten)

DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs) is the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science. DUO manages digital registers with student data. All state funded schools and universities in the Netherlands are obliged to send their student data to DUO, safely and digitally. DUO also uses these data to reduce the administrative burden of students and educational institutions by supporting the enrolment processes. DUO and all its chain partners realised this process for higher education in 2013, with Studielink as the national enrolment portal. The results are very positive: a faster process, the use of secure digital data, and a major reduction of costs. DUO also contributes to the EU 2020 policy target that 20% of higher education students is mobile. Therefore DUO has set up a programme for 2017 to support cross border enrolment with digital diploma data experimenting with 3 different methods: – SFTP: 1:1 exchange of pdf’s through Secure File Transport Protocol – EMREX: a network for exchanging diploma data in xml (Erasmus+ project) – eDelivery: a EU project for secure file transport in Europe. Since about 40% of foreign students in the Netherlands come from Germany and because a lot of Dutch students study in Germany it would be very appropriate for DUO to engage in projects with Germany. Who in Germany dears to join us? View Paper

DABAR – The National Infrastructure for Digital Repositories

(Draženko Celjak)

Nominated for Best Paper Award

Having recognized the need for a national digital asset management infrastructure, SRCE – University of Zagreb University Computing Centre in association with a number of research and higher education institutions in Croatia built a national repository system called DABAR – Digital academic archives and repositories. DABAR provides research and higher education institutions with the common infrastructure necessary to establish a secure, reliable and interoperable institutional repositories in a simple way. Dabar allows institutions to manage their digital assets without the need to deal with technical issues related to the implementation and maintenance of digital repositories. Until the middle of March 2017, DABAR was used to build two national repositories and 109 repositories of Croatian research and higher education institutions. Currently, it supports curation of electronic theses and dissertations, and papers published in electronic journals. The support for conference papers, book chapters, artistic works (photographs and other audio-visual objects) is being actively developed and a plan to build a support for managing research data sets and educational resources is in place. The DABAR platform and the community gathered around it are actively promoting Open Access to the results of research and to educational modules and resources. View Paper

OpenX & Interoperability
Location: Vom-Stein-Haus, VSH 118 Date: June 8, 2017 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm