Monday, October 10, 2005

Weekly PhD report week 40

things done last week:

  • attended the HMDB seminar (Jehad's presentation)
  • worked for 2 days on EUN's new concepts for learning resources repository where my brainstorming contributed for ideas in the area of social networking and evaluation of learning resources.
    • The idea of "school bag" was conceived. The "school bag" would do what social bookmarks do on the web; it would be a place where users can create their logs of the learning resources they have used (with some evaluation and "MyTeachingIdea") and also bookmarks on interesting resources within repository ("keep found things found") that the user can use in a later occasion. The bookmarks could, for example, be used by a teacher to create a ready-selected lists of learning resources for learners in a given subject. Furthermore, the idea is that schoolbag could be managed by using tags as labels. Furthermore, the schoolbag would be used as a base for recommendations, but also would allow social navigation.

    • How to integrate social bookmarking services as we know them now on
      the web into acquisition of learning resources within a LOR
  • Worked on the concept of future work in the area of quality in e-learning in-learning and checked any work in Prolearn
  • Worked on a paper for Open source in European education
  • Started a new blog hosted in KUL. Not many things there yet:
things to be done this week:
  • Work on the ped.part of the workshop for ICRAF workshop
  • Conduct business as usual

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