Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Metadata, objects and repositories: Steps towards the Semantic web in Education by Terry Anderson, Professor and Research Chair in Distance Education, Athabasca University was great.

My takeaways from today's talk included, but were certainly not limited to:

  • how granular (small or big) can or should objects be? Dr. Anderson says the answer is somewhere between "too small and you've essentially got a database. Too large and the 'reusability' of objects is lost."
  • Canadians are lagging way behind the European Community in researching the Semantic Web. I look forward to doing my part.

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