Session Details

e-Culture WG

Objectivese-culture, performance, preservation
No. of Participants20
Seating ArrangementClassroom
Session 1Date: Wednesday 2017-02-15
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
Location: Willow
    1TEIN Youth e-Culture Exchange (Youth ECX) workshop - (PDF)
    Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Dr. Suhaimi Napis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
    Andrew Howard, ANU, AU
    Rizal Khanafie, UPM, MY
    Al Wadud, UPM, MY
    Our cultural heritage is in dire need to be preserved as a ‘living heritage’ for our future generation. We need recorders and archivers who are vibrant, creative and passionate to preserve their living heritage. Baby boomers may lead the way up to a point but the baton has to be passed on to the Generations X,Y and now Z. It is a known fact that these generations are fond of capturing moments on digital media of their events, environments and communities.. Hence, this workshop is aimed to harness this very interest of youths towards digitizing cultural heritage and popular culture from their own perspectives. Moreover, the workshop contents aims to hone the skills of participating youths to produce quality user generated content (UGCs) (photos, videos and writings) by using simple digital tools such as smartphones and Windows Moviemaker and to publish them in popular social media platforms. Between the 19th and the 21st of November MYREN and UPM hosted an intensive hands-on workshop training # people from (COUNTRY list) in production techniques for recording historical sites and artifacts. This presentation will describe the techniques, enthusiasm and results from this workshop.
    2TEIN Youth e-Culture Exchange (Youth ECX) Projects
    Each of the videos produced by the Youth ECX workshop will be shown.
    3Saving your Digital Life
    Andrew Howard, ANU, AU
    As the internet has become a fundamental and pervasive medium in the 21st century, the capability to create massive collections of images, videos, sound, music interactions through a variety of communications mediums ranging from chat through email and a variety of social networks has become commonplace for billions of people. While a plethora of "free" services are available to upload and share this content what longevity do they really provide ? This presentation explores the importance and challenges for long term digital archiving, examines the role that Universities and National Research and Education Networks can play in ensuring that these moments in our lives and history are preserved.

Session 2Date: Wednesday 2017-02-15
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Willow
    1Towards the development of a Digital Cultural document repository - (PDF)
    Prof Shyamala Doraisamy, University Putra Malaysia
    With the current advancements in computing and multimedia technology, digital document repositories are no longer confined to collections of text-based documents but now consists of very diverse media such as images, video and audio.  Various branches of media-specific information processing fields have now emerged due to the challenges specific to the characteristics of the various media data, and the specialised domain knowledge required in managing large document collections. This talk will discuss the issues and directions in developing a multimodal digital cultural document repository,  Case studies on musical document collection archival and retrieval systems will be presented followed by a framework towards the development of multimodal digital cultural document repository.
    2Panel discussion on Building a Digital Cultural document repository
    Discussion of Requirements, available Resources, Tools, NREN capabilities and Skills.
    3A web Framework for personalized and adaptive agent based e-learning system - (PDF )
    Dr. Janaka Wijayakulasooriya, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Dr. Manjula Sandirigama, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    B Venura Lakshman, Department of Practical Buddhist Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
    E-Learning has evolved in various ways during recent years. There are various ways of deploying e learning contents. One of widely used innovations in E-learning is adaptive E-learning. By delivering via a web framework, it has proved to be a powerful learning tool. In this presentation a web framework is introduced for adaptive E-learning with intelligent agents. Using intelligent agents the system guides the student by individually identifying student’s psychometric properties to his competency level which is required to obtain. Therefore this is a personalized system. The main characteristics of the system is clustering students using new time - based item response theory model plus k means clustering & adaptively produce the task (course work relevant to the student) appropriate to the student by using Intelligent Agents. Accordingly, it is easy to use the system for any student with various educational psychometric properties. New time- based model in Item response theory (IRT) is used to measure the educational psychometric measures of the students & k means clustering is used to cluster students according to their educational psychometric properties. The system delivers via web framework. Therefore we can use this system for many users at one time & in rural areas also. Not only that, as this is a web framework, we can deploy even using a mobile device. In the server side, the system is setup in a remote server & student can enter to the system by using his login details. At the client side, student can enter the system using his browser. Using web technologies like AJAX students can use the system & study according to his competency level. Student’s performance is recording in the remote server by the system and the system automatically generates a performance report according to information about student’s activities. This report is sent to student’s mentor to view student’s progress. In addition to that, in necessary cases system can get feedback from the student also.