NaaS for Education
NaaS is a complete ecosystem designed to facilitate the reuse of digital content in education. Thanks to a specific production engineering, you will be able to develop, manage, integrate your nuggets in educational platforms and control their pedagogical use.
NaaS is an ecosystem based on various essential components. First, the Digital Nuggets Factory is a methodology supporting the design of nuggets and their implementation with the NaaS-Author tool. This tool offers the means to edit nuggets based on H5P technology and manage versions and share the creation between several people. It is the gateway to the NaaS server, which stores and distributes Nuggets in a very efficient and scalable way. They are dynamically integrated into all kinds of digital learning platforms such as Moodle or any other LMS, or even handcrafted platforms such as Micro-Learning. Learning analytics will feed the consumer platform in such a way as to provide adaptive education.
Learners are using nuggets through various EdTech platforms and in different educational situations.
Experts & professors supported by instructional designers invest in ADN and reuse it in many educational situations.
ADN stands for "Aerospace Digital Nuggets": it is a decontextualized micro-content aimed at pedagogical performances and optimizing re-utilization across various pedagogical use cases and platforms. It implements a chunk of knowledge covering a specific notion in less than 30mn.
It may be used individually, e.g., through a Microlearning platform, or as a primary component for a more extensive training program in a Learning Management System like Moodle.
Nuggets are covering a single learning objective that must be covered in less than 30 minutes. This leads to content that is short to learn and short to produce.
ADNs are decontextualized contents without reference to time or prerequisites (i.e., which may exist but are not explicitly expressed in the content other than by metadata).
ADNs are pedagogical inputs to more extensive courses or learning experiences. It also includes exercises or quizzes to enhance learner motivation.
Standardized learning traces (with xAPI) are collected in compliance with the GDPR. It offers adaptive tracking and training perspectives.
ADNs are implemented with the Nuggets as a Service paradigm. This allows a fully instrumented approach with no copy of the information, easy management, and access control.
Using the NaaS ecosystem ensures powerful but simple integration and diffusion access control over many learning platforms. It leads to possible reuse in various pedagogical situations.
Thanks to the underlying H5P opensource and extensible technology, the nuggets are fully interactive and responsive. All this can be achieved with no coding.
ADNs are documented with metadata (e.g., title, author(s), keywords, etc.) for easy management and retrieval.
It is sometimes useful for some students to review obscure concepts or refresh themselves on some prerequisites. Direct access to digital nuggets can be a great help for students.
Digital nuggets are directly integrable into MOOC platforms such compatible with LTI. It is then possible to insert a digital nugget into any MOOC and avoid systematically building specific content.
ADNs can be used to offer digital resources in a flipped classroom setting. Students access the micro-content, pre-selected and presented in a course space of the LMS or autonomously on the microlearning platform. They then meet the teacher, who can answer questions from students who already know the subject's basics or work on advanced exercises or problems.
It can be helpful to show an excerpt from a video or a specific exercise statement during a lecture. This use case of digital nuggets allows you to support your course with ready-made content and encourage students to go further with this content.
A distance learning course builds a pedagogical scenario to lead learners to develop the identified skills. The digital nuggets can be used here as reusable content alongside more specific content linked to the course or the learners' profile.
PBL - Project or problem-based Learning focuses on students' capacity to build their understanding. Imagine a platform offering many certified educational micro-resources where students could find the appropriate content to carry out their projects. Thanks to the micro-learning platform, they could see the primary range of the courses and more specific and complementary micro-contents.
The various lectures proposed on campus do not allow for detailed coverage of all the concepts students might need. Digital Nuggets are an excellent way to provide additional material for the most motivated students.
Hybrid approaches allow varying teaching methods, optimizing synchronous moments, and dedicating them to the teacher's high value-added tasks.
IDEA Team members contributing to UNIVERSEH
The NaaS ecosystem is developed by the IDEA team (Innovative Digital Education for Aerospace) of ISAE-SUPAERO.
The development team thanks all the members of the UNIVERSEH European project and, in particular, the Pedagogy Working group for their support and suggestions.