How will things be identifi ed and authenticated? Will some
identifi er need to be used?
A complex issue, especially for digital objects and metadata that can
be easily fragmented, combined and distributed.
The audience should be engaged and provided with access to
information and learning experiences.
This refers to both the object and the metadata. It will be based
upon a level of `trust'.
Semantics and diversity
There may be different understandings of the same information in
different domains. There is considerable cultural diversity and there
may be `meaning slip'.
How the object came about is important, not just the object itself.
How is this captured, both subjective and objective information?
Most organisations have large amounts of information already. How
will this be integrated into new systems?
This will include things such as version control, persistence of the
metadata and location, such as using Digital Object Identifi ers.
An object and its metadata will have multiple relationships and
User profi les
In order to tailor the learning experiences, some information can be
communicated about the learner. Agreed formats would be useful.
How will cultural, language and functional differences be accounted
Leadership and vision
In order to facilitate large-scale change across the sector, some clear
understanding and communication plus determination will be
Metadata and objects
There may be many metadata records from different sources for
a single object. Rich metadata, containing information about
education use and relationships, can have value and require as much
management as the object itself. Repositories may be for objects or
for metadata or both together.
Business change and
Need to acquire a thorough understanding of the value chain of
Establish collaboration with communities of best practice.
Accreditation (including micro credits), formats for exchanging
question and test information, competency defi nitions.
The cultural sector has experience of informal learning. How might
this link into the more formal learning sectors?
There are emerging technologies and standards that can position or
refer to the position of objects and metadata.
Implementation and maintenance need resources.
How to describe the relationship of a cultural object to its context.
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