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DCMI Education Working Group - 2002

Title: DCMI Education Working Group
Chair: Stuart Sutton,
Associate Professor
The Information School at the University of Washington
Status: This working group is currently active.
Established: 1999-08-09
Rechartered: 2001-10-27
Last Update: 2002-10-04

The objectives of the Working Group in 2001-2002 are to continue discussion and development of proposals for the use of Dublin Core metadata in the description of educational resources. The scope includes educational resources applicable for many national education communities and cross-sectoral communities (e.g., pre-school, K-12, further and higher education, vocational and technical training, and lifelong learning). The Working Group will continue its work in the development of qualifiers to the DCMES and/or domain specific elements, element qualifiers and value qualifiers to describe educational materials for the purpose of enhancing resource discovery.

2004-12-13, The next F2F Working Group meeting for DC:Accessibility will be held in melbourne in the we February 7 - 11 2005. Those interested in attending in person or via telecommunications should contact Liddy Nevile.

Jump to: Milestones/Deliverables | Open Issues | Forums | Background | History | Related Work | Resources

Milestones/Deliverables [top]

Scheduled Milestone Description Editor/Contact Status/History
December 2001 AudienceLevel proposal to Usage Board Stuart Sutton Approved: 2002/07/13
February 2002 Complete discussion of audience characteristics data Stuart Sutton Report to be presented:
June 2002 Complete work gathering teaching processes and characteristics data Stuart Sutton Ongoing
August 2002 Proposal for 'type' vocabulary Stuart Sutton Report in preparation
June - August 2002 Discussion Time Line: Intrinsic learning objectives Stuart Sutton Ongoing


Open Issues [top]

A list of as yet unresolved issues, or those ideas or problems that are still under discussion.

  • Resource 'type' vocabulary development - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2001-2002
  • 'dc-ed:audience' element refinement - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2001-2002
  • Teaching/learning processes and characteristics - See Milestones/Deliverables for 2001-2001

Forums [top]

Decisions are made by obtaining a consensus from a broad range of individuals and organizations. Listed here are some of the places where discussions take place:

Working Group mailing list:

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Background [top]

Information on discussions and decisions that were used to support the creation of this working group.

History [top]

Information on when this working group was constituted, dates of group meetings and results from those meetings, etc.

  • Date constituted: 1999-08-09
  • DC-7 Face-to-Face Meetings: October 1999 (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Australian Face-to-Face Meeting: February 2000 (Melbourne, Australia) - Draft Proposal
  • DC-Education Draft Proposal to DC Advisory Committee: 2000-04-30
  • DC-8 Face-to-Face Meetings: October 4-5, 2000 (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Revised DC-Education Draft Proposal to DC Advisory Committee: 2000-10-05
  • Date rechartered: 2000-10-06
  • DC-9 Face-to-Face Meeting: October 2001 (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Date rechartered: 2001-10-27

Links to groups, reports, software, projects, etc. that would be of interest to the participants of this working group.

Resources [top]

Information, standards and reports that were used to support the decisions and discussions in this working group.