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Re: SKOS and RDFa in e-Learning

From: Aida Slavic <aida@acorweb.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:35:21 +0000
Message-ID: <473D8E89.3010707@acorweb.net>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>, public-esw-thes@w3.org

important for e-learning is that it relies heavily on metadata in 
management and access to learning resources as well as management of 
learning process.
Interoperability in general -  but semantic interoperability in 
particular is paramount in integrated access to learning resources which 
is why implementors not only make sure that they use standard metadata 
format (LOM /IMS / DCEd) but that vocabularies used in populating 
metadata are unambiguous and interoperable.

Implementors are concerned with subject vocabulary (knowledge 
organization systems) but also vocabulary for learning resource type, 
format, audience etc...As far as I am aware e-learning community has 
been discussing the problem of vocabulary standardization, machine 
readibility and exchange long before SKOS (hence VIDEX - Vocabulary 
Index Exchange specification).

I think you can easily establish some kind of link along these lines.

I don't know whether Pete Johnston is on the SKOS list - but he may have 
something to add to this.

Maybe if you would send your message to CETIS-metadata list - you are 
very likely to get some feedback

hope this helps


Miles, AJ (Alistair) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was asked to write a short position piece for a special session on semantic technology at an e-learning conference in the UK next week. I know next to nothing about e-learning, but I though both SKOS and RDFa might have a potential impact there, so I tried to cover both technologies in brief. Here's the link:
> <http://isegserv.itd.rl.ac.uk/blogs/alistair/archives/84>
> If anyone has any thoughts or comments, especially on the RDFa bits, I'll happily work them in to the presentation I'll be giving.
> FYI link to the conference session:
> <http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Semantic_Structures_for_Teaching_and_Learning>
> Cheers,
> Alistair.
> --
> Alistair Miles
> Research Associate
> Science and Technology Facilities Council
> Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
> Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
> Didcot
> Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
> United Kingdom
> Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
> Email: a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440 
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