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Greg McVerry

The point is we stay in control. Keeping in HTML/CSS provides most equitable path for global south.

The large open orgs can grow as complex as any social media silo.

begins with and the tools connected with microformats can create a future

Greg McVerry

There isn't an easy way for all the blogs of to talk.

We can build really cool classroom spaces using post types like read, listen, watch, reply and bookmark.

can credential using webmention badges.

can export xAPI with a tiny bit of work

Greg McVerry

The state of learning tools, well there isn't a state, there is a kick ass team and all t by e teachers behind Moodle and a bunch of bloggers.

has already built most of the tools the second group needs and the first is more than welcome to use.

Greg McVerry

Dashboard creation on the microformats side pretty well developed and unlike other learning vocabularies thousands of people use the metadata every day to consume and create texts.

It is for this reason we are building the future of learning on the

Greg McVerry

xAPI development paid for by the Department of Defense.

Go ask ten sergeants if they want their lieutenants carrying data that can only be reassembled using government provided devices or data packaged in human readable text.

See what they say.

Greg McVerry

xAPI is supposed to replace SCORM... which if we are honest meant more within systems... Moodle to Moodle or Blackboard to Blackboard.

But keeping the data structure using micformats makes sense.

Greg McVerry

Ask ten teachers, Would you like all your student work and their metadata in one file or in two different files? See what the say.

Ohh yeah also ask the teachers if they think they should be able to read said file(s) . Again see what they say.

Greg McVerry

Let's focus on the nitty gritty of learning. Objective, task, texts, steps, criteria, evidence. Keep the metadata stupid simple.

And keep this stuff where teachers always had it. In their text documents. The paragraphs right in front of them.

Greg McVerry

I think the affinity group stuff better kept to a credentialing spec. Gonna play nice with xAPI just gonna encourage smallest metadata set possible to ensure data portability.

Learning vocabularies are already bandied about massive. No one really uses them.

Greg McVerry

I also think it will make more sense to go microformats ->json-> xAPI to create constraints o. n metadata.

xAPI allows any affinity group to create vocabularies. At some point this just becomes words, not data and the consumers stop speaking the same language.