Xerte: Is anyone using it or know anyone using it? It comes up whenever accessibility/OER is discussed, especially if people from JISC are present.
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- Sure thing. I was having a look just before I went off. I'm looking to pick things up again this week.Apr 29, 2014
- In the last couple of days I've downloaded and created a localhost installation of Xerte Toolkits v2.1 (Last Update: November 4th 2013). This has the HTML5 compliant engine which I am using as the default. Yesterday I created a Learning Object (LO) incorporating 15 separate items, some with embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos.
First impressions are that the interface is relatively intuitive and should provide a shallow learning curve for users. The output LO has a clean, clear look-and-feel to it. There are export options to SCORM 1.2 package and 2004 3rd Ed package. Additionally, as this version is HTML5 compliant, there is the export option as a zip file which can be expanded and then hosted on a web server to provide direct access, or linked to from MOLE. [Caveat: I've tried exporting as HTML5 via a zip file. The embedded videos aren't appearing in the subsequent standalone version. I'm hoping to investigate this further this afternoon. However, it might be due to the localhost installation as the Xerte website does state, "This will allow you to use the software, although some features will be unavailable."]
Does this Google+ communication route still seem the most appropriate to keep those interested up-to-date with activities in this area?
Regards, MarkMay 2, 2014
- Thanks Mark, communicating via this thread works for me.
Is the version you're looking at the same as the one on the jisc sandbox? http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/May 2, 2014
- what do you think the likelihood is of CiCS piloting a server for wider use by Departments? Or would we each have to come up with our own server solution?May 2, 2014
- offered to set up a server back in March. The offer may still stand?May 2, 2014
- May 2, 2014