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Re: (most likely) Version 1.0 of LRMI specification - proposed for inclusion with Schema.org

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:58:38 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Peter Pinch <pdpinch@MIT.edu>
Couldn't agree more Martin.  While I haven't had time to address the LRMI proposal fully, I have been doing some course modeling that is not yet complete.

It would be useful to bring in some other course vendors - both free (e.g. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm) and commercial (e.g. http://www.newsu.org/) to get their input.  I will reach out but would welcome input from anyone on this or the LRMI list that falls into this category.

> From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
>To: Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>; Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> 
>Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org; Peter Pinch <pdpinch@MIT.edu> 
>Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:55:06 PM
>Subject: Re: (most likely) Version 1.0 of LRMI specification - proposed for  inclusion with Schema.org
>Hi Greg, Dan:
>What we should keep on our radar is checking that you can model commercial courses / training using both the LRMI and the GoodRelations extension of schema.org.
>On May 24, 2012, at 12:36 AM, Greg Grossmeier wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> <quote name="Peter Pinch" date="2012-05-22" time="17:29:52 +0000">
>>> I'm excited to see this moving along as well. Two questions:
>>> 1. What's the possibility for considering the online course suggestions
>>> Aaron Bradley made? If it's too late to propose new properties (I.e.
>>> Credit), can we at least document as best practice the use of the Event
>>> type for describing start and end dates?
>> It is true that defining a 'course' in the LRMI standard was out of
>> scope. However, as I believe Aaron stated, there is no reason why a
>> course could not be made up of distinct pieces (resources) that are
>> marked up with LRMI.
>> But, it is true that there is no way to describe the course itself via
>> LRMI terms. I, honestly, haven't thought through the use of Event start
>> and end dates for that type of thing. That type of addition would be
>> useful for a certain kind of course (that is describable online) (ie:
>> those which are bound by a time and have regular meetings) but it
>> doesn't do much for a self-learner type course.
>> These are good things to think about and I look forward to working with
>> the community to address them intelligently.
>>> 2. Is anything happening with accessibility?
>> As you may know, LRMI began with an eye towards accessibility but we
>> quickly dropped it as we did not have the expertise within our Technical
>> Working Group, and managing the process for learning resources was time
>> consuming enough :)
>> However, there is work being done now by some in the accessibility
>> community to augment LRMI (or plain Schema.org) with ally information.
>> Be on the look out for an update on that as we know more.
>> Thanks!
>> Greg
>> -- 
>> Greg Grossmeier
>> Education Technology & Policy Coordinator
>> twitter: @g_gerg / identi.ca: @greg / skype: greg.grossmeier
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