[Oz-teachers] Library of Queensland contributes to Wikimedia Commons
Andrew.DALGLIESH at deta.qld.gov.au
Sun Dec 26 23:08:58 EST 2010
Thank you for this - will be very interesting to see what is made available as well as the rights that are available through this offering.
Of course, the challenge that remains (apart from the cost of tagging and processing the images) is the one that applies to so many educationally rich resources...the ability to find the ones you need for particular curriculum uses. This is something Google and Wikpedia don't do so well but which our teachers rightly demand.
A more recent way of working, part of the National Digital Learning Resources Network project (formerly The Learning Federation), has been to establish relationships with owners such as cultural institutions, and capture valued resources so they are described in educational terms. The resource itself stays with the originating institution but a record of it (with educational metadata including SCOT terms) is captured and delivered into eLearning environments of education systems around the country including the Learning Place in Queensland.
I've passed this on to our team as well as the NDLRN project to see if the resources in this offer might be useful in the delivery of the Australian Curiculum.
All the best for New Year
From: oz-teachers-bounces at rite.ed.qut.edu.au on behalf of Bruce Fuda
Sent: Fri 24/12/2010 10:44 PM
To: Professional community for teachers
Subject: [Oz-teachers] Library of Queensland contributes to Wikimedia Commons
For those of you who have/have not noticed the "Thank You, State Library of Queensland" banner on Wikipedia:
I can't recall if someone has posted this already (and can't be bothered searching the archives at 11:45pm on Christmas Eve), but thought you may be interested in what this could mean for access to these as educational resources, particularly if you're in Queensland.
Hope Santa is good to you all!
Apple Distinguished Educator
SLC - IT / Technology / Learning Technologies
Stromlo High School, ACT
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Bruce.Fuda at ed.act.edu.au
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