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.
15 Jan 2014 Phil Barker
Even in the knowledge that current mainstream EPUB readers and applications for managing eBooks will most likely ignore all but the most trivial metadata, we still have use cases that involve more sophisticate metadata. For example we would like to use the LRMI alignment object in schema.org to say that a particular subsection of a […]Metadata Packaged Content Semantic Technologies Resource Description and Discovery
24 Jul 2013 Phil Barker
A while back I summarised the input about semantics and academic coding that Lorna and I had made on behalf of Cetis for a study on possible reforms to JACS, the Joint Academic Coding System. That study has now been published. JACS is mainatained by HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) and UCAS (Universities and […]Semantic Technologies Resource Description and Discovery
18 Jun 2013 Phil Barker
One of the issues around eTextBooks is how to describe them, specifically by way of educational metadata in ePub. That’s something that on the face of it shouldn’t be too difficult to address (at least to the extent that we know how to describe any educational resource). One thing that would be useful in demonstrating […]Metadata Resource Description and Discovery
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: […]Semantic Technologies Resource Description and Discovery
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 IMS VDEX?
Date: Jan 2006
A briefing paper giving an introduction to the IMS specification for vocabulary description and exchange (VDEX).What 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.
Resource Description and Discovery Publications