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The AgLR Task Force with support from the e-Agriculture Community is currently holding an English language online discussion “AgLR 2010 e-Conference: Quality Considerations for Learning Repositories and Portals related to Agriculture, Food and the Environment.”
All stakeholders involved in repositories and portals on agriculture, food and environment are invited to join this discussion and share guidance, standards, technologies, tools, recommendations, and good practices.
This e-Conference contributes to the creation of a common understanding of the quality considerations needed for all the stakeholders of repositories and portals on environmental issues in an upcoming face-to-face conference to be held 20 October 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
Subject Moderators Include:
• Learning resources creation: What constitutes a quality learning resource? Christian M. Stracke (e-Learning & Quality Management Expert, University of Duisburg-Essen)
• Providing quality metadata: Is the gain worth the effort? Jacqueline Wickham (Centre for Research Communications, Open Access Adviser) and Stephanie Taylor (UKOLN, University of Bath)
• Populating a repository with resources and metadata: The quality versus quantity dilemma. Lisa McLaughlin (OER Commons Manager - Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education; ISKME)
• Managing a portal with thousands of resources and users: Are communities “attracted” to quality, like bees to honey? Featuring a special keynote by Amee Evans Godwin (Director, Strategic Initiatives - Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education; ISKME)
The discussion will run until 20 October 2010. To participate, simply visit www.e-agriculture.org. If you are not yet part of the e-Agriculture Community you can register at www.e-agriculture.org.