Planning a Platform for Learning Linked Data

Michael D. Crandall, Joseph Tennis, Stuart A. Sutton, Thomas Baker, David Talley


This poster describes a project under development to create an online environment
in support of students and professionals in libraries, museums, and archives for learning the principles
and practices of Linked Data. The environment envisioned includes instructional resources for personal
study and use as supporting learning resources in formal and informal teaching and training. The project
will work at the intersection of a number of current threads in support for anytime, anywhere teaching
and learning: (1) the rapid develop of instructional components in the form of microtutorials as seen
in the Kahn Academy; and (2) the developing focus in education on organization of learning resources
based on the competencies and learning outcomes those resources enable. The project will build on the
outcomes of a one-year planning grant from IMLS to engage educators, trainers, technologists and
application developers in envisioning such an environment.