Today (October 22nd) was the JLERN workshop, to wrap up and discuss the learning registry project that MIMAS and assorted others have been working on. Here are my slides for the day….
I demonstrated the two chrome plugins developed so far (see my github for details), as well as submitting the WW1C project to the node using Ramanathan. I never got the chance to demonstrate Pliny as I lack the google analytics of anything educational. You can see videos of them at work though.
I think the major point of my slides was to suggest the learning registry is a “developer’s repository” – not that you need a developer to use it, more that you develop services around a node. Also, I feel there is a greater role for the developer in the ecosystems around a node than around a repository – the services on offer, and the scope of services you create seem richer – partially as any data can be stored.
Also, perhaps, it is a developer’s repository as it is more “open”, and sharing and openness are now a more explicit part of developer culture than they are with repositories? That’s perhaps conjecture / a dig at the fact people don’t seem that excited by what data sharing can do, despite the open access bandwagon rollin’ on. Obviously we can be open for some of the things, some of the time.