|CETIS OER Events|
|- Open Systems for Learning Resources|
|- OER Hack Days|
|- Locate, Collate and Aggregate|
|- What metadata...?|
|- OER Gathering|
|- Repositories and the Open Web|
|- Technical Roundtable|
|- Find and Seek|
|- Joint CETIS OpenLearn meeting|
A meeting to investigate what data we have (or could acquire) to answer the question of what metadata is really required to support the discovery, selection, use and management of educational resources.
There were three themes to the meeting:
Here’s an example of what we can get from user questionnaires from David Davies. I hope that at this meeting we will be able to build on this and any other existing work people care to bring along. we might, for example, want to consider whether we can increase the scope and reach of such surveys in the future by suggesting some common questions they could include.
The current cataloguing practice for existing repositories could be a source of data which can be surfaced by examination of application profiles or cataloguing guidelines in use and examination of the records themselves. So we can find out whether people using the LOM do find it useful to have seperate description elements for general and educational properties (not to mention all those that come in the classification category). This is especially interesting since it is perhaps the only source of data I have thought of that reflects metadata required internally to the repository for managing resources.
Finally, and this is where I think we will have most to discuss, data can be obtained from logging access and queries. This is what I have in mind by way of questions that could be answered this way:
... (drop me a line if you know of others)