The semantic web fused with web 2.0 technologies.
We are developing dynamic Web-based maps, which are a fusion of formal curriculum maps, personal learning records, and community-driven maps.
Using established technologies and standards the maps provide 'mash-ups' of information from curriculum databases, ePortfolios and other sources.
The project aims to enhance understanding and navigation of the curriculum and provide a means students to actively map, contextualise, reflect on, and evidence their learning.
The maps will also support collaboration, including support for sharing, rating and discussion of learning resources linked to specific topics in the maps.
Dynamic Learning Maps is a JISC funded project based at Newcastle University.
Dynamic Learning Maps provide an interactive and participative means of navigating and engaging with the curriculum.
The technologies are based around utisling existing sources (where available) through interoperability standards such as RSS, XCRI and LEAP2A.
The focus is to empower the learner, content managers and course directors with personalised navigable maps that are adaptable enough to support curriculum changes.
Simon had a great day trip to Bangor University on 25th June as part of the JISC Embedding project, where partners in the School of Healthcare Sciences are evaluating DLM ...
We were really please when Helen Rogerson presented a poster at this years Learning and Teaching Conference at Newcastle University. Helen, in her final year as a dental student, mapped ...
DLM was evaluated for a distance eLearning PGCE course at the University of Cumbria (UoC). Feedback from UoC DLM pilot indicates, that at this stage in the DLM development cycle ...