Posts Tagged ‘linkeddata’

The Commonwealth of Learning publishes a report on Linked Data for education, based on the experience in LUCERO

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation including more than 50 independent sovereign states, created to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. Impressed by the work realised in the LUCERO project, by the deployment of (the world’s first university linked data platform), and by the impact it had [...]

Transforming Legacy Data into RDF – Tools

As part of the extension of the project, I was talking recently with Sean Bechhofer, who is currently looking at doing some linked data for the University of Manchester. A part of the discussion was naturally concerned with reusing things from LUCERO. One thing Sean would have expected to be able to reuse are the [...]

LUCERO extension

We have had quite a few nice new things happening in relation to LUCERO recently, including some updates of the code, initial work around aggregating data from multiple universities, a paper at a linked data workshop with people from several departments of the OU, presentations, etc. In other words, the work is continuing, and quite [...]

Final Product Post: Tabloid

This is the final, formal post of the LUCERO JISC project. However, be reassured, this is far from the last post. More and more activities around linked data are happening at the Open University, and this blog will carry on being a primary channel for communication and discussions around these activities.
For this post, we had [...]

What to ask linked data

Publishing linked data is becoming easier, and we now come across new RDF datasets almost everyday. One question that keeps being asked however is “what can I do with it?” More or less everybody understand the general advantages of linked data, in terms data access, integration, mash-up, etc., but getting to know and use a [...]

PRONOM and linked data

PRONOM is the national archive’s technical registry, and is currently being `transformed’ to be exposed as linked data. We can of course only welcome such an initiative and be very enthusiastic about this potentially valuable resource. Now, because we are of this kind of people who like to criticize (or more seriously, because we were [...]

wayOU – mobile location tracking app using linked data

As can be seen from the few previous posts on this blog, one of our main focus at the moment is, in addition to trying to handle with all the data that we still have to process, to develop applications that demonstrate the benefit and the potential of linked data. When we obtained data from [...]

ROLE Widget Consumes Linked Data

This is a guest post by Alexander Mikroyannidis, a researcher at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University, discussing the use of to identify related material to OpenLearn units within a Moodle block.

The winning application of the KMi Linked Data Application Competition has attracted the interest of the ROLE project (Responsive Open Learning [...]

Results of the KMi Linked Data Application Competition

One of the biggest worry we had at the beginning of LUCERO was that we were promising quite a lot: we were not only going to establish the processes to expose public university data as linked data, but also to demonstrate the benefit of it through applications. Originally, we naively thought that we were going [...]

Know Thyself

One of the reasons that I became interested in Linked Data was not the opportunities it gave external developers to do cool stuff with OU data; it was the opportunities it gave us at the OU to do stuff with our own data!  It’s not only difficult things that I wanted us to be able [...]