|CETIS Conference 2012|
|Wed 22 Feb:|
|11:15||Keynote: Ian Hughs|
|-||Education App Store|
|-||The Learning Registry|
|-||Thwarted or Embedded|
|-||Data to Improve Student Retention|
|16:30||Keynote: Rob Abel|
|Thu 23 Feb:|
|-||Social Network Analysis|
|14:15||Keynote: Prof. Mark Stubbs|
Facilitators: Phil Barker and Lorna Campbell
JISC is supporting the participation of UK HE in the Learning Registry, a global experiment to find out how the social activity around online educational content can be captured and fed back to users, creators and publishers. The Learning Registry is funded by the US Department of Education and provides an infrastructure built on CouchDB (a document oriented database that supports replication across a network) for gathering together information about learning resources. The information in question is not just conventional structured metadata but also the conversations, ratings, recommendations and usage data around digital content--such data is known in this context as "paradata".
The Learning Registry itself is not a search engine, a repository, or a registry in the conventional sense. Some basic protocols, formats and policies governing the sharing of data are specified, though in many cases these are neutral leaving the implementer free to choose, for example, what format to use. The Learning Registry does not provide user-facing services such as search nor does it specify how such services should be built, the hope and expectation is that some smart people will do some interesting (and unanticipated) things with the data. The aim of this session will be to highlight and inform some of these smart people about the UK HE's involvement in the Learning Registry. We will hear more about the participation JISC is supporting, and discuss services that might be built using it, what data people might provide or want to use, and how they could do so.
Learning Registry Links and Resources - a CETIS blog post linking to useful resources including the Learning Registry Google Groups and technical documentation and the JLeRN Experiment blog and alpha node.
"Show and tell"
Wrap-up and discussion: what next?
Sarah Currier has written a full summary of the session on her JLeRN Blog (from where much of the summary of element of this page was lifted).
Lorna has a summary of our reflections arising from the session on her CETIS blog