Posts Tagged ‘openlearn’

DiscOU: Discoverability of Open Educational Content

If there is one scenario that was prominent in driving the development of Linked Data at the Open University, it is the one related to the discovery of educational resources. Indeed, there is a basic assumption that providing structured, open and addressable descriptions of resources helps making these resources more visible. In fact, most [...]

Publishing OpenLearn metadata as linked data

OpenLearn is a website giving free access to Open University course material. We especially look at the “LearningSpace” where hundreds of HTML documents, called OpenLearn Units, are made available. These units represent very valuable resources for students as they provide entry points into specific topics, useful in particular in deciding whether or not to enroll [...]

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 [...]