Friday, January 29, 2010

Build custom courses ... on the fly

Attended “Using Cloudbooks and the Semantic Web to Power Learning” at ASTD TechKnowledge yesterday. The speaker showed how the semantic web technology is being implemented at the Library of Congress for professional development activities. Lots of food for thought … The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country.

Check it out:  Click the link on the right side “Build and Deliver”. Pick a couple of the learning objects. In the box on the right side, you’ll see an estimate of how long the course would take to deliver with your selected learning objects. Click Continue. Pick your choice of deliver – either PDF or HTML. If you choose HTML, you’ll get a course with SCORM files included. Pretty cool. While on the LOC site, check out some of the other resources.

Also see my blog entry on the semantic web -