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Simon Grant
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Is anyone interested in ECOKT2014 ? ("Open Knowledge Technologies: Mapping and validating knowledge")

InLOC could play a vital enabling role in a bid for this.

Please get in touch as soon as possible, as the deadline for bids is 22nd September.
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Hi Simon. This could be interesting. I will look into it  asap.
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I'm wondering how much interest there would be in defining an API for InLOC. It's not something I've done before, so would need help, but I have some ideas to share.
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Rapasso would be interested in hosting such a server open to the world for free where organizations could publish there competence frameworks thru inloc specifications for use in other applications. But as Frans clearly stated, this makes sense only if there is content. Let's first try to find at least a few organizations willing to publish there frameworks thru InLOC.
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Hi Everyone, is anyone expecting a call today?
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Hi Simon, just saw you post. I'm quite busy too, so if there is nothing urgent to discuss, may be plan a call at another time.
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interesting lead on workplace culture, which may also connect to collaboration culture
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Good to have some great people on the call today.

We've arranged the next call for Thursday, 16th Jan, 14:00 UTC / GMT / WET. We don't want to overdo the calls, so monthly for the time being, but sub-groups are encouraged.

Some themes we discussed to carry forward:
* Mahara - can they integrate InLOC, and can they develop their export (originally in Leap2A) to a format more friendly to InLOC?
* Exporting e-portfolio pages to a repository, to archive or to assess, like University of the Arts in London -- any way this could relate to InLOC?
* Can we identify an InLOC friendly format for learning and work-related individual records?
* How can we simply get people to try out and use InLOC? This is essential to the success of InLOC as a specification.

Please take these forward here, or at least report developments here.

Please invite all others interested in InLOC to this community.
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there is a request to join a video call appeared to will try that
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Member of staff at Cetis, Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton
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  • Self
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  • Cetis, University of Bolton
    Learning Technology Advisor, present
  • City University, London
    1991 - 1994
  • University of Liverpool
    1996 - 1999
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Lancaster, England
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High Peak, England - Dyffryn Nantlle, Wales - Glasgow, Scotland - near Ispra, Italy - Liverpool, England - Bristol, England - London, England - Workington, England - Southampton, England - Loughborough, England
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Have become a bit of an expert in interoperability for e-portfolio and related systems, with a growing command of models of skills and competence-related information. Really interested in personal values, and how using information about them could be transformative.
Education
  • Winchester College
    1969 - 1974
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
    1974 - 1978
    B.A. Physics and Philosophy Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Bristol Polytechnic
    1987 - 1987
    Postgraduate Diploma in IT
  • University of Strathclyde
    1987 - 1991
    PhD
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