This working group is currently quiescent. Further work in the area of linked data is likely to be taken forward in parallel with the JISC Exposing digital content for education and research programme. A CETIS briefing paper on the semantic web, linked and open data wil be published shortly. [30 June 2010]
The Semantic Technology Working Group was formed as a direct result of the exploratory Semantic Technologies for Teaching and Learning session at the 2007 CETIS Conference. This conference session also resulted in a JISC ITT inviting proposals for a study on the potential of semantic technologies for learning and teaching. The primary aims of the CETIS Semantic Technology Working Group are firstly to act as an expert working group for the JISC SemTech project and secondly to develop recommendations for potential future work based on the outputs of the project.
The Working Group has already had a number of closed meetings focused on scoping the remit and steering the direction of the SemTech project. SemTech aimed to identify and quantify the benefits of semantic technologies and outline a roadmap for their adoption in the context of HE/FE education, informal learning and exploratory learning. The final project report can be download from the JISC website.
The aims of this meeting were to: