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RE: SKOS and RDFa in e-Learning

From: Tudhope D S (AT) <dstudhope@glam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:45:40 -0000
Message-ID: <0BA7EE4D4646E0409D458D347C508B780223663B@MAILSERV1.uni.glam.ac.uk>
To: "Aida Slavic" <aida@acorweb.net>, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Al - further to Aida's point the JISC terminology Services Review (3.2.4) has a short high level description of eLearning KOS issues (+recommendation to consider relevance of SKOS here:) and a ref to JISC Pedagogical Vocabularies Project, depending on how much reading time you have:)


From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org on behalf of Aida Slavic
Sent: Fri 16/11/2007 12:35
To: Miles, AJ (Alistair)
Cc: SWD WG; public-esw-thes@w3.org
Subject: Re: SKOS and RDFa in e-Learning

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.
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> Alistair Miles
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> Science and Technology Facilities Council
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