September 29, 2012
Is there a good term for my specialist area of work for CETIS? I've been trying out "technology for learner support", but that doesn't fully seem to fit the bill. If I try to explain, reflecting on 10 years (as of this month) involvement with CETIS, might readers be able to help me?
June 24, 2011
We had an IEC departmental meeting yesterday, with all kinds of interesting ideas being floated about how to move forwards. (For outsiders: the Institute for Educational Cybernetics is the department at Bolton that hosts CETIS). I'm now sure there is room for new development of an approach to technology dissemination that we could consider.
October 4, 2010
Reuse requires awareness: to support that, how?
As my inputs to the CETIS FIS meeting on 24th September were partly to do with extensibility and reuse, I facilitated a small but select group initially charged with talking about extensibility and reuse.
September 23, 2010
This is a rather ephemeral statement of position-of-the-month on the future of interoperability standards, for the CETIS meeting on 24th September. I have just three things to note: two issues from helping to create the EuroLMAI CEN Workshop Agreement (moving towards an EN European Standard) and one issue from Leap2A.
September 15, 2010
The full but mixed audience meant that this event was partly introductory, giving good revision, but going on to some interesting ideas around open linked data. What I was most looking for, leads on linked personal data, wasn't covered, but it was useful nevertheless.
January 5, 2010
This serves a personal position statement for the CETIS Future of Interoperability Standards Meeting 2010-01-12
Why and how the Semantic Web
We want interoperability specifications and standards with a Semantic Web underlay,
because that is
the fundamental common denominator,
well-adapted to evolving systems,
good for reuse,
using and enabling a "linked data" strategy, with emphasis on:
with types of resource that are [...]
September 22, 2009
First of an projected series setting out a conceptual model including learning, evaluation and awarding, in time showing the evolution of a conceptual model and the reasons and motives behind that.
June 19, 2009
Many HEIs have no option for portfolio tools except Blackboard ones. But the most promising is a wiki tool from Learning Objects. We need to think about developing LEAP2 to cover wikis used as portfolios.
June 19, 2009
Through the RDFa blog I see a new specification, Common Tag, that various service providers have agreed, for a way of associating local text tags to URIs. This could be very helpful for many reasons, but in general, for making your own tags understandable to the outside world, including software working through the Semantic Web.
November 14, 2008
When looking at XML specifications, first look for what are the resources, or objects, or entities. When you have one of these contained in another, ask, what is their relationship? That will help inform a sensible version of the XML spec, if you really must have one.
Didn't I do well getting the core ideas into [...]