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=Microformats in Education: Course Catalog=
=Microformats in Education: Course Catalog=
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Starting a collection of research, examples, and a rationale for a microformat for course catalogs in Higher Education. - [http://webdevblog.uwaterloo.ca Jesse Rodgers]
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Starting a collection of research, examples, and a rationale for a microformat for course catalogs in Higher Education. - [http://whoyoucallingajesse.com Jesse Rodgers]
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==Todo==
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* Get more examples from outside of Canada: Australia, United States, UK, other EU, and hopefully some Asian and south American schools.
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* Post some schema information from internal course management systems (work with what already exists)
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* First idea is posted (this '''should''' be easy)
==Some Microformat use in Education==
==Some Microformat use in Education==
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* [http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/ephone Pierce College staff/faculty directory] uses hCard.
* [http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/ephone Pierce College staff/faculty directory] uses hCard.
* [https://www2.uchsc.edu/clinicalscience/calendar/clsc_calendar.asp Clinical Science Program at Univ. Colorado Health Sciences Center] uses iCal.
* [https://www2.uchsc.edu/clinicalscience/calendar/clsc_calendar.asp Clinical Science Program at Univ. Colorado Health Sciences Center] uses iCal.
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* [http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?iPage=15&strSubmit=True&strSearchText=&bSubmit=1&cLetter=&authority=&strTypes=&strAdditionalServices=&strFundingType=&searchstring= Scottish Schools Online] uses hCard.
==Where could there be a need for microformats in education?==
==Where could there be a need for microformats in education?==
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* [http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/courses/calendar/ University of Toronto - Scarborough Campus]
* [http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/courses/calendar/ University of Toronto - Scarborough Campus]
* [http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/western/web/2006(new)/index.html University of Western Ontario]
* [http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/western/web/2006(new)/index.html University of Western Ontario]
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==== Frameworks in Development ====
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===== XCRI - eXchanging Course-Related Information =====
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[http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/b.kelly/ Brian Kelly] (UK Web Focus) has suggested that the [http://www.xcri.org XCRI project] might be a good project to look with regards to an existing standard. The aim of the project is:
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''To define a vocabulary and appropriate technology bindings (e.g. XML, RDF) for describing course-related information that encompasses course marketing, course quality assurance, enrolment and reporting requirements.''
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A practical use of this standard is shown in a blog post entitled [http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20061117160154 Mashups from the future: TripPlanner & XCRI] by Scott Wilson. Actual XCRI software is available, including an [http://www.xcri.org/aggregator aggregator]
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XCRI conducted a [http://www.elframework.org/projects/xcri/xcri_research_v0c.doc detailed survey of 161 course catalogs] as source materials for their specification, which is described on the [http://www.xcri.org/wiki XCRI wiki].
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==== Working Draft ====
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This is a suggestion for a standardized format for displaying course catalog/ program information for educational institutions.
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    div class="programDescription"
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      h2  class="title"              Biology
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      div class="academicLevel"      Undergraduate Major
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      div class="introCopy"          Descriptive copy about the program
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      div class="features"          Distinctive features about the program
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      div class="career"            Career opportunities for graduates
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      div class="courses"            List of course information
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      div class="programDirector"    Program Director

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Contents

Microformats in Education: Course Catalog

Starting a collection of research, examples, and a rationale for a microformat for course catalogs in Higher Education. - Jesse Rodgers

Todo

Some Microformat use in Education

Here is a list of edu sites that use microformats:

Where could there be a need for microformats in education?

Course Catalog

A course catalog (sometimes known as a course calendar) is a collection of courses and when they are available as well as fee schedules and course dependencies.

Examples

                   tr class="title"
                   a name="ANTH4300" ANTH*4300 Anthropological Issues F (3-0) [0.50]
                   tr class="description"
                   tr class="prereqs"

Frameworks in Development

XCRI - eXchanging Course-Related Information

Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus) has suggested that the XCRI project might be a good project to look with regards to an existing standard. The aim of the project is:

To define a vocabulary and appropriate technology bindings (e.g. XML, RDF) for describing course-related information that encompasses course marketing, course quality assurance, enrolment and reporting requirements.

A practical use of this standard is shown in a blog post entitled Mashups from the future: TripPlanner & XCRI by Scott Wilson. Actual XCRI software is available, including an aggregator

XCRI conducted a detailed survey of 161 course catalogs as source materials for their specification, which is described on the XCRI wiki.

Working Draft

This is a suggestion for a standardized format for displaying course catalog/ program information for educational institutions.

   div class="programDescription"
      h2  class="title"              Biology 
      div class="academicLevel"      Undergraduate Major
      div class="introCopy"          Descriptive copy about the program
      div class="features"           Distinctive features about the program
      div class="career"             Career opportunities for graduates
      div class="courses"            List of course information
      div class="programDirector"    Program Director
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