CETIS Analytics Series: Case Study, Acting on Assessment Analytics
Writing in Book Sprints
The Learning Registry: social networking for open educational resources?
New approaches to describing and discovering open educational resources
Architecture And Modelling
Learning Opportunities (XCRI)
Open Educational Resources
Resource Description And Discovery
Resource Description and Discovery
Resource description covers both encoded descriptions (metadata) and human readable free text descriptions to support the discovery, retrieval, use and management of learning resources.
This work relates to the Learning Resources and Activities area of the JISC eLearning Programme, and to the JISC Information Environment programme.
13 May 2013 Phil Barker
Every year for the past dozen or so years the Department of Information Sciences at UCL have organised a meeting on ebooks. I’ve only been to one of them before, two or three years ago, when the big issues were around what publishers’ DRM requirements for ebooks meant for libraries. I came away from that [...]Packaged Content Open Educational Resources Resource Description and Discovery
24 Apr 2013 Phil Barker
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative aimed to help people discover useful learning resources by adding to the schema.org ontology properties to describe educational characteristics of creative works. Well, as of the release of schema draft version 1.0a a couple of weeks ago, the LRMI properties are in the official schema.org ontology. Schema.org represents two things: 1, [...]Semantic Technologies Resource Description and Discovery
17 Apr 2013 Phil Barker
Lorna and I recently contributed a study on possible reforms to JACS, a study which is part of a larger piece of work on Redesigning the HE data landscape. JACS, the Joint Academic Coding System, is mainatained by HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) and UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) as a means [...]Metadata Semantic Technologies Resource Description and Discovery
17 Apr 2013 Wilbert Kraan
Last weekend, a motley crew of designers, students, developers, business and government people came together in Edinburgh to prototype designs and apps to help learners manage their journeys. With help, I built a prototype that showed how curriculum and course offering data can be combined with e-portfolios to help learners find their way. The first official [...]Portfolio Lifelong Learning Achievement information Architecture and Modelling Competences Semantic Technologies Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Resource Description and Discovery Resource Management
21 Mar 2013 Phil Barker
With great pleasure and more relief I can now announce the availability of Into the wild - technology for open educational resources, a book of our reflections on the technology involved in three years of the UK OER Programmes. From the blurb: Between 2009 and 2012 the Higher Education Funding Council funded a series of programmes [...]Metadata Open Educational Resources Resource Description and Discovery Resource Management
Resource Description and Discovery Events
Webinar: Learning resource metadata for schema.org
Date: 27 Jul 2012
Date: 29 May 2012 to 30 May 2012
Learning Registry UK contributors and JLeRN event
Date: 23 Jan 2012
Open Educational Resources (OER) Hackday
Date: 31 Mar 2011 to 01 Apr 2011
JISC CETIS Conference 2010
Date: 15 Nov 2010 to 16 Nov 2010
Resource Description and Discovery Resources
Guides to metadata
Date: Oct 2009
A listing of introductory guides to metadata in general, to the LOM in particular and to the use of the LOM.Learning Materials Application Profile Scoping Study final report
Date: Sep 2008
The approach of the LMAP Scoping Study was to recognize that a typical collection of learning materials is likely to include a wide range of resource types (e.g. images, web pages, digital media, assessment items) all of which require description.What is the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting?
Date: Jan 2007
A briefing paper giving a short overview of the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, which is simple technical option for catalogue and repository services to make their metadata available to other services, based on the HTTP and XML standards, resultiWhat is IEEE LOM?
Date: Jan 2006
A briefing paper giving an introduction to the IEEE LOM, a data model used to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning.What is IMS VDEX?
Date: Jan 2006
A briefing paper giving an introduction to the IMS specification for vocabulary description and exchange (VDEX).
Resource Description and Discovery Publications