Workshop three – Newcastle, 19 December 2006 -agenda

Objective – we expect that formal learning will be a key client market for the services which the cultural semantic web will enable. We would llike to see this assumption tested – is it sufficient to create and disclose cultural data through semantic web approaches, or does the process need to be managed more accurately?


9.30-10.00: Arrival and coffee

10.00 – 10.30 Round-table introductions

10.30 – 11.00 The Learning Object Model and educational reuse of culture-sector datasets (Andy)

11.00 – 11.30 What does it mean to the culture sector to deliver e-learning? (Martin)

11.30 – 12.30 Open discussion – themes and challenges

12.30-1.15 Lunch

1.15-3.15 Afternoon Session:

1.15 – 2.00 Strand 1 – What are the technological components of a learning object creation and publishing infrstructure?

2.00 – 2.45 Strand 2 – What expertise/professional development is required to enable culture-sector bodies to create and manage learning objects in a sustainable way and disclose them through a semantic web?

2.45 – 3.15 Strand 3 – Who are the users of learning objects and how will the semantic web make their life easier?

3.15-4.00 Reflections: relating the day’s workshop back to the Thinktank’s wider programme.


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