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Re: [seul-edu] Student Information Standard

I am interested in this topic. I had not heard of the IMS Project before
Bruno mentioned it earlier.
I haven't had time to read these specs and compare them but we are
considering this in our efforts to modify Koha library software.


Has anyone already compared these specs? How are they different?


Odile Bénassy wrote:

> Jason Mellen wrote:
> > >Bruno, could you weigh in with some info on the
> > > current and projected state of EduML?
> >
> > I am interested to see what is happening with this. In any case, would
> > software developers support it if we advocated it more?
> To me it seems that SEUL/edu is the right place for this discussion, and
> to develop a standard
> Bruno Vernier has done a very nice beginning already at the end of 1998,
> with a few others including Dan Moore and Roman Suzi.
> Nobody took it up, EduML was probably ahead of its time...
> Now Bruno is busy with hos work and his family. It could be the right
> time to do something again.
> About what edu software developers would or would not do I can't tell.
> I, with Promath and other stuff, have been constantly using XML in a
> wide variety of ways. Promath is based on edu content coded with XML,
> and students' results *should be* stored in EduML, only that's not
> implemented yet. Promath(*) is only a prototype at the moment because
> it's a lot of work.
> Hilaire Fernandes has made an attempt towards EduML for Grader, I think.
> Maybe Eric Sandeen could tell us what's going on and which support they
> use for their content and student information.
> One or two things you must know :
> - it's easy to dump a database into XML coding
> - it's easy to convert data from one XML format to another
> For both of these tasks, there are already a lot of software, including
> free stuff. I won't give you URLs because I can't take time for that
> now, but I know there is a lot of them.
> How many people are interested in this topic on the list ?
> (*) http://cran.seul.org/~ob/
> --
> Odile Bénassy
> http://libresoftware.educ.free.fr/