On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 12:35:37 +0200
Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The IEEE LOM is a standard for providing Meta-data to the educational
system. It is an open standard and it is being implemented in several
countries. Technically the standard exists into two parts. the technical
labels and its localisations and localised vs universal content.
There was a Dutch organisation that asked in OTRS to host the Dutch
I'm a member of OFSET international association (Organization for Free Software in
Education and Teaching)
We are developing a live CD with free educational apps (http://www.ofset.org/freeduc-cd
and we are also interested in metadata for open educational content.
So please would you tell me
- who is this Dutch organization ?
- do they deal with open educational contents ?
Wikipedia so that it would be able to combine the
Wikipedia content with
the IEEE LOM data. In principle there is nothing wrong with that.
However if 50% of the Dutch data is of an universal nature, it would
mean that this 50% does not need to be entered for the articles in other
languages. Hosting this metadata on the Wikimedia servers makes sense;
it allows for the opening up of Free content in a proprietary world. It
would make a huge deduction in cost for every second language
implementing the IEEE LOM data.
The questions I put to you are:
* Are we willing to host open standard meta data for the educational
* Are we willing to cooperate with organisations that are interested
in implementing this data.
* How will we manage such things; funds can be found to pay people
doing this kind of work - can we consider this
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Odile Bénassy, trésorière OFSET