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Vocabulary standardization and semantic interoperability in education

The semantic content is an essential constituent of the models of innovative teaching methods. It is gradually built on the basis of normative efforts of various actors in the areas of the technological industry, telecommunications, information technology, language engineering, science information and documentation etc. Semantic networking represents actually an advanced step of a long process of digital information analysis since computer coding to semantic tagging and data retrieving.

Normetic 2.0: a reference framework to migrate from LOM to MLR

In November 2015, a new version of the Canadian Normetic 2.0 application profile for educational metadata has just been published by the "Groupe de travail québécois sur les normes et standards en TI pour l’apprentissage, l’éducation et la formation" (GTN- Quebec).

French educational resources: portals and referencing models

In august 2015, the Agency of French speaking Universities (AUF), has ordered an exploratory study with the perspective to implement a francophonic educational resources portal. This project was recommended by more than 30 Ministers of Higher education in French speaking countries who met in Paris on 4th June 2015 to discuss the potentials of applying a new work strategy to develop the francophonic digital academic space.

Comments on the Digital Humanities Institute Events, Beirut, 2-7 March 2015

I was invited by Dr. David Wrisley to attend the DH Institute workshops and the first ThatCamp in the Arab world held at the American University of Beirut from 2 to 7 March 2015. It was a great moment for me not only because I could perceive the level of awareness that DH attained in the Middle-East, but mainly for the dynamics that this event is supposed to generate regionally.

Open forum : “Standards for Digital Learning Resources: publishing, referencing, delivery, tracking”

“Standards for Digital Learning Resources: publishing, referencing, delivery, tracking”

Initiatives 2015 (Open forum 2015)

Seminar in parallel with the ISO/IEC JTC1-SC36 28th Plenary - 2015

Rouen (France) June, 26th, 2015


Call for papers

Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Since 2005, the Gartner Group publishes every year in July a new version of its "hype cycle" report. This is an analysis of the main emerging technologies that are positioned on a cycle trends. The annual report describes the trends or ICT "emergence" in period slots of 2 years , 5 years or 10 years. The Hype Cycle model applied in the annual report is a graphic representation of innovative technologies at a given moment of a technology life cycle: the cycle of trends. Hype can be translated as trend, fashion, media hype or mattraquage.

Big Data

The concept of “Big data” represents one of a long series of milestones in the history of information and communication systems. It reproduces a situation already known since we started to talk about the binary coding of information and the digital revolution, the informational explosion and info-obesity that prepared for the advent of the information society. At each of these major events, a general arrangement was always set up to invent, innovate, adapt, and implement solutions and methods to control and tame an overflowing stream of data.

Digital Humanities

It is not easy to comment such a wide but not yet exhaustively explored domain such as Digital Humanities: which aspect to start with? From which perspective and to which extent? To make the jump, I refer here to the text of a recent research work about multilingual digital corpora presented to the TEI conference and members meeting in Rome on October 2013. This is one of the topics I try to explore in the realm of my interest into the standardization processes in the digital world.

ITLET Standards

The future of eLearning is deeply relying on ITLET (Information technologies for Learning, Education and Training) international standards. The sub-committee 36 of ISO (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36), responsible for standardizing ITLET, is certainly one of the most prominent international institutions concerned with worldwide use of interoperable ICT in education. One of the core issues this subcommittee is in charge of, aims at preserving cultural and linguistic diversity a well as equal access to education for all.