Incorporating Attention Metadata in the mEducator scheme

Posted Tue, 2011-02-15 18:14 by Maria Nikolaidou

The Consortium is considering the incorporation of the “attention” metadata in the mEducator scheme. These additional metadata fields will provide information about which resources get attention (and by whom) in order to enhance the sharing/retrieval/repurposing process. These attention metadata refer either to the resources or to the users of a specific environment and provide information about what a user likes, dislikes, reads, publishes, and, more in general, about the user's activity within a given digital environment. This “tracking” is accomplished through the functionality of a system, however the consortium, and more specifically a subgroup of the Technical Reference Group, is considering the use of a standardized format to capture, manage and reuse  these attention metadata, also across platforms.