Skip to main content

X5gon: Cross Modal, Cross Cultural, Cross Lingual, Cross Domain, and Cross Site Global OER Network


Ethical Data Management and Data Management Plan: year 1

The deliverable will comprise two sections the first on Ethical data management will cover: * Report on the privacy policies that will be used by the project and the different OER sites. These should specifically include the use of user data for research purposes * Details of consent gathering for minors (forms and data management policy) * Ethical clearance from the relevant DPAs or existing ethics boards for the activities in different countries * Report on the legality of the final product under GDPR * description of the algorithms used for machine learning and their ethical implications * identify data controllers and processors The second section of the report will be the Data Management Plan as part of the Open Research Data Pilot and will cover: the handling of research data during and after the end of the project * what data will be collected, processed and/or generated * which methodology and standards will be applied * whether data will be shared/made open access and * how data will be curated and preserved (including after the end of the project).

First report on piloting

This deliverable will report on the devised piloting scenarios and first piloting on the first infrastructure and first set of tools.

First real-world and online learning community engagement plan

This deliverable will be based upon a study of which “real world” activities (meetups, focus groups, user analytics), the social media channels (mailing lists, wikis, blogs) to be strategically targeted by the project, and will plan a series of X5gon organized events. A plan will be put in place for feedback solicitation and continued engagement. In particular we will propose how impact related to those channels will be monitored throughout the project’s timeline.

Quality assurance models

Construction of quality assurance models and publications of the models at a conference/journal.

Project Handbook

The Project Handbook aims at supporting X5gon partners to manage all the administrative and organizational aspects of the project. The document provides introductions to the overall administration and reporting procedures, referring to the official EC documentation and to the contractual documents where details can be found. Other aspects treated in the document are project management and coordination procedures.

Requirements & Architecture Report

Report on existing technology available within consortium, as well as the core requirements for the platform with respect to the social network (WP1) and plugin components (WP3 and WP4).

Report on selected and evaluated quality assurance models

Report analysing the quality of the quality assurance models built.

Report of the OER network model and interface design evaluation

This report summarises the key findings of the evaluation studies of the OER network and user interface designs. The findings and recommendations will inform the next design decisions and revisions for technical WPs.

Learning Analytic Engine 1.0

Building the alpha version of the system. This version will rely essentially on language modelling for the conception of the different maps. Building of evaluation tools and methods to monitor the progress to be made with the different choices.

Initial prototype of user modelling architecture

First version of the user modelling prototype, mostly based on pre-existing news-recommendation algorithms.

Early prototype of recommendation engine

Final version of the recommendation engine specifically focused on OER and taking advantage of rich meta-data and behavioural data available through OER social network


The website will be cross linked from/to other relevant EC, OER and community sites. The website will be maintained and updated for at least 5 years after the project has ended. Documentation manuals and screencasts shall be specifically identified as project deliverables and prominently published on the website.


Design in the Wild: Interfacing the OER learning journey

Author(s): Stefan Kreitmayer (UCL), Yvonne Rogers (UCL), John Shawe Taylor (UCL)
Published in: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (ACM Proceedings) 32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference, Issue 07/05/2018, 2018