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Semantic Web meets RSS meets students

Over the Summer I wrote some code as part of a project with Dr. Louise Platt and Jackie Fealey here at LJMU. We were fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of a very enthusiastic and hard-working student intern by the name of Daniel Blunt. Danny — with help from Louise and Jackie … Continue reading

Gamification of gamification

One of the more interesting experiments of the Ensemble project was the turning of semantic data on education philosophers (as taught to students of education) into a Trumps style card deck. Now that wacky idea has spawned an HTML5 app that allows teachers to manufacture decks of trumps cards for use in the classroom (so called gamification), … Continue reading

Autokitty: out in the wild

We’re getting towards the end of our ‘Linked Data for School Science’ project now, and we’ve been taking the tablet-compatibile version of Autokitty out and about, into the partner schools who helped us with the development and beyond. One of the teachers made this video, now on their YouTube channel, about their perceptions of the … Continue reading

AutotKitty Google Code project launched

The source code and documentation for AutoKitty has been made available via a new Google Code project.

Linked Data Approaches to OERs – the end?

In our nutshell post at the beginning of the project, we said that our tool would ‘extend MIT’s Exhibit tool to allow users to construct bundles of OERs and other online content around playback of online video’. Here’s a short video about the history of AutoKitty to show how it does just that: And the … Continue reading

Developing Linked Data Approaches to OERs – where next?

In our last group workshop, some scenarios for use emerged which we hope to explore in the coming months. In Higher Education teaching and learning settings these can be summarised as: A means for academic and teaching staff to structure learning activities for distance learning students, or students being guided through self-study tasks. A way … Continue reading

The Final Package – Linked Data Approaches to OERs

In our project plan we outlined three phases of work. The initial preparation phase (April-June) was based on the creation of initial demonstrators and early investigations of digital literacies and reuse issues. Initial participatory design workshops with staff in the faculty of Education, Community and Leisure (documented here) pointed out a desire for the type … Continue reading

Autokitty – the app

The ‘Autokitty’ app is now available to use online: either click here or on the image below. Alternatively you can download the source code and host the application locally. This, alongside the packager app and all the most current manuals for this tool are available on the downloads page.

Making an IMS content package

The IMS content packager application which accompanies the Autokitty tool is now available for download here. Once you have downloaded the app the video below will take you through the process of creating a content package for use in repositories. Alternatively, you can download a printable version here.

IMS CP Packager Application

Exporting Autokitty generated projects Once you have created your web application including educational resources with the Autokitty tool, how can you host it? Since the output of the tool is a self-contained HTML page, it is very easy to deploy it and host it in a wide variety of places, including amongst others: your personal … Continue reading

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