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Internet Reality Check

5:00 pm Thursday, 27 June 2002

At the Kurrajong Hotel Bar, Canberra

Topic: Data about data about education.

Special Guest: Jenny Millea, Information Manager, EdNA Online.

EdNA Online is an national education and training project collaboratively funded by the state, territory and Commonwealth education ministries:

EdNA Online is a service that aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia. It is organised around Australian curriculum, its tools are free to Australian educators, and it is funded by the bodies responsible for education provision in Australia - all Australian governments. As an information service, EdNA Online provides two key functions: a directory about education and training in Australia [and] a database of web-based resources useful for teaching and learning...

From: About EdNA Online, Education Network, 2001

EdNA Online has just conducted workshops about metadata havesting in Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Brisbane and have scheduled a metadata workshop for Canberra on Wednesday 31 July.

The purpose of the EdNA Metadata Standard is to support interoperability across all sectors of education and training in Australia in the area of online resource discovery and management. Adoption of the standard will assist people across education and training engaged in the production and use of well-described digital content. It will also support the technical requirements for well-structured coding of this content to exchange and serve up data on request. The principal application of the standard at present is to facilitate the aggregation of metadata about educational resources, from all states and territories, and all sectors of education and training, for EdNA Online.

From: EdNA Metadata Homepage, 25 October 2001

Jenny Millea is currently Information Manager at EdNA Online. Prior to EdNA Online, Jenny worked in web development with major corporate and Commonwealth government clients and taught multimedia technology at QUT. She is in Canberra to talk about metadata, the semantic web and resource discovery with various organisations.

IRCs are free (but you have to buy your own drinks and one for the special guest) and open to anyone interested: just turn up. Internet Reality Check (not to be confused with Internet Relay Chat) is designed so that members of the 'net community can meet and exchange the small amount of very important information which is not suitable for digital transmission. ;-)

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By Tom Worthington
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