Bienkowski, M., Brecht, J., & Klo, J. (2012). The Learning Registry: Building a Foundation for Learning Resource Analytics. Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012 (LAK’12): 29 April – 2 May 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
We describe our experimentation with the current implementation of a distribution system used to share descriptive and social metadata about learning resources. The Learning Registry, developed and released in a beta version in October 2011, is intended to store and forward learning-resource metadata among a distributed, de-centralized network of nodes. The Learning Registry also accepts social/attention metadata—data about users of and activity around the learning resource. The Learning Registry open-source community has proposed a schema for sharing social metadata, and has experimented with a number of organizations representing their social metadata using that schema. This paper describes the results and challenges, and the learning-resource analytics applications that will use Learning Registry data as their foundation.