From Texas Learning Object Repository
Texas Learning Object Repository
The UT TeleCampus is leading a project to develop a statewide learning objects repository (LOR) on behalf of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the UT System Office of Health Affairs. The project will build on lessons learned in the pilot project conducted by the University of North Texas.
TxLOR will be hosted by the Texas Digital Library (TDL) using MIT's open source dSpace software augmented by TDL's Manakin XML rendering engine. TDL's Vireo application, potentially in conjunction with newly-released peer review code (from Google's Summer of Coding project), will provide the workflow. Metadata schema will consider. among others, Dublin Core and SCORE for academic content, and the Medbiquitous schema from Johns Hopkins (et. al.) for medical content.
- Technical Working Group
- Metadata Working Group
- Peer Review Working Group
- WorkFlow Working Group
- Policy and Governance Working Group
Please post general questions below. Working Groups: please review these questions on a regular basis; if you can answer them, please do so in bold after the question and help us all by doing so here.
- The metadata frameworks that I intend to propose for review include the following; are there other metadata schema specifically designed for learning that should be considered?
SREB SCORE LOM
- I'd add acknowledgement of Medbiquitous which uses IEEE LOM but extends it. [Thanks, Michael. My understanding is that there is a different group working on the medical metadata standard selection, so for the purposes of our group, we'll omit Medbiquitous. -Terry]
- How do I add a new page to this wiki?
- Go to an existing page, and in the browser URL bar, type in the name of your new page. You may include spaces in the name of your new page but they will be translated into underscores (i.e., Main Page becomes Main_Page) to make resulting URL easier to manage. This name will also appear at the top of the new page you've created. Press <Enter> to navigate to the new url, then click Edit Page on the tab bar along the top of the page. For example, this page has a URL of https://wikis.tdl.org/lor/Main_Page. To create a new page called "Meeting_Notes_05302009" just replace the "Main_Page" part of the URL with Meeting_Notes_05302009", navigate to the page by pressing <Enter> and click Edit Page.
- Can I automatically receive an email when a page on the Wiki is updated?
- Yes you can. Once logged in to the wiki, go to "my preferences" at the top of the page and confirm your email address with the wiki. You can do this by scrolling down to the section titled email and clicking the link to confirm it. Once your email address has been confirmed, you will want to place a check in the box titled "E-mail me when a page I'm watching is changed". In order to recieve email when a page on the Wiki is updated, go to the page of interest and click the link that says "watch" - which is located along the top bar of the page. You will now be setup to receive emails when pages on your watch list are updated.
- For Metadata Working Group: Is DC-Replace the intended element for version control of learning objects? For Metadata Working Group: Can Handle be addressed programatically?
- Two great questions for us to discuss at our meeting 5/29. Will update with an answer soon.
- Post your question for a working group here...
OnCoRe Blueprint Project. A FIPSE funded intiative to "create a sustainable national model for the creation of statewide digital repositories. The OnCoRe Blueprint Project provides state entities with a “how to” manual, resources, and research for developing a standards-based educational repository."