Further to the discussion about what types of metadata the survey should encompass,
I agree with both Phil and Aida. Aida is right in that there are other kinds of
metadata than learning object metadata and I agree that we should include a question
about whether people are using other types of metadata schemes.
However it is my understanding (and Jenny can correct me here if she disagrees) that
the primary remit of both CETIS and the SIGs is to support the implementation and
uptake or learning technology interoperability specifications within UK FE/HE. If
this is the case then the type of metadata used by museums for example, though
relevant, is out of scope. Consequently I would argue that while the questionnaire
should include a question on other types of metadata its main focus should be on
learning object metadata schemes of the type that Phil lists below.
Just a suggestion - feel free to disagree!
Bye for now
Phil Barker wrote:
> Hello all,
> thank you to those who have sent me feedback on the IMS metadata use survey.
> I don't think there should be any problem incorporating the points about level
> of expertise / prior experience and management of metadata into the survey. I
> would like to follow up on Aida's second point:
> > 2) 'Are you using any other metadata schemes, if so which'
> > - it looks like that here mentioned question would need some clarification
> > whether 'metadata schemes' asked should not be 'learning material metadata
> > schemes' only.
> You're absolutely right we need clarification -- I work in a computing science
> department and for some people here "metadata" covers a lot stuff that I don't
> understand. We should probably say something in the pre-amble to the
> questionnaire about what we are interested in and why. Perhaps the best way to
> phrase the question would be "do you use any of the following metadata
> schemes:...". If that's the case we would need a list of schemes to follow e.g.
> -ADL SCORM
> -Dublin Core
> -Dublin Core Education (DC-Ed)
> -IEEE LOM
> -Other ________
> I don't really know exactly where to stop! I don't want it to be too long a
> list so are there any that could be removed from the list above? Are there any
> that should be added?
> Thanks again for the feedback so far. If anyone has any other points to raise
> please let me know.
> Phil Barker Learning Technology Advisor
> ICBL, Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering
> Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
> Tel: 0131 451 3278 Fax: 0131 451 3327
> Web: http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/~philb/
Lorna M. Campbell
Centre for Academic Practice
University of Strathclyde
0141 548 3072
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