The Learning Linked Data Project  is a twelve-month planning activity funded from October 2011 through September 2012 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  to explore the creation of a software platform for learning to interpret and create Linked Data. Its draft Inventory of Learning Topics , the result of a recent workshop, enumerates the software tools that would be needed by instructors, trainers, or independent learners to master given learning topics. The project invites you to review and comment on the following short texts:
- Understanding Linked Data
- Searching and querying Linked Data
- Creating and manipulating RDF
- Implementing a Linked Data application
- Use cases for Linked Data instruction
You are invited to post comments directly to the pages linked above. Comments received will be incorporated into a revised document and final report to be published in September 2012 that will guide development of a subsequent IMLS project proposal, to be submitted in early 2013, for implementing the platform specified. In this call for comments, the project is especially interested in hearing from teachers and trainers potentially interested in using such a technology platform in classroom or seminar settings, either online and face-to-face.
The partners of the Learning Linked Data Project are the University of Washington, Kent State University, the University of North Carolina, JES & Company, and 3 Round Stones, Inc. The project lead and contact person is Mike Crandall of the University of Washington.