July 23, 2008
CETIS and Knowledge Integration are working together, with community input, to develop a content transcoder service prototype. What is being proposed is a web service which will convert content into a variety of standard packaging formats (e.g. IMS CP & CC and SCORM). The project also plans to look at the most frequently used proprietary [...]
June 20, 2008
Some of the biggest wiki providers have launched a new icon to indicate in the browser bar that a page is universally editable. At the moment you need to have firefox 3 installed to see the icon, but it's hoped other browser platforms will come onboard and the UEB (universal edit button) will become [...]
April 7, 2008
A post from Martin Weller put me onto Tweet Clouds - a new tag cloud generating service for twitter. As someone who uses twitter mainly for work purposes I was curious to see what kind of cloud my account would generate. As expected (particularly after a relatively heavy twitter session at the [...]
March 31, 2008
The JORUM have started a series of community video podcasts featuring users of the service. The latest one features our very own Phil Barker. One of the changes to JORUM that Phil (and a great many others) would like to see is the service being more open - particularly for searching purposes.
March 26, 2008
Read/Write web have produced a really concise guide to the use of semantic technologies - Semantic Web patterns: a guide to semantic technologies. They have also just introduced a new monthly podcast feature called "The Semantic Web Gang". The first episode is called "readiness for the semantic web". Although taking [...]
March 14, 2008
A meeting was held on 4th March to get some 'real world' input into how the development on the two pedagogy planning tools in the current JISC Design for Learning programme should progress.
The audience was made up mainly of teaching practitioners, most of whom have an interest in staff development and e-learning. [...]
March 3, 2008
I managed to get along the the second day of the recent intralibrary conference the other week. Although a many of the presenters had links with Intrallect and/or were intralibrary users the discussions did focus on much broader issues than the specifics of that particular system. As I missed the first day I [...]
February 27, 2008
Last Monday CARET, University of Cambridge hosted a joint workshop for the current JISC Capital Programme Assessment projects. The day provided an opportunity for the projects to demonstrate how the tools they have been developing work together to provide the skeleton of a complete assessment system from authoring to delivery to storage. Participants [...]
February 26, 2008
Steve Lay (CARET, University of Cambridge) hosted the joint Assessment and EC SIG meeting at the University of Cambridge last week. The day provided and opportunity to get an update on what is happening in the specification world, particularly in the content packaging and assessment areas and compare that to some really world implementations [...]
February 14, 2008
Alongside the AICC meetings in last week in California, there was an ADL/AICC/LETSI Content Aggregation Workshop. Minutes from the meeting are available from the LETSI wiki. There seemed to be a fairly general discussion covering a range of packaging formats from IMS CP to MPEG 21 and DITA.
As we have reported previously, the [...]