2nd Language University, (Extensive English Language Program)
IT Systems, (Blackboard, Banner, FAP etc..)
“ Zayed University shall become the leading university in the region, embodying the same rigorous standards and intellectual elements found in major universities throughout the world.” H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan President of Zayed University.
"The Semantic Web is an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation." -- Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, Ora Lassila, The Semantic Web , Scientific American, May 2001
HTML can describe
Structured text, interspersed with images/multimedia or forms
The Semantic Web can describe
The meaning of the content
By adding meaning to the content we can automate the gathering.
DESIGNER CONTRIBUTOR AUTHOR FACILITATOR STUDENTS INTERNAL STUDENTS EXTERNAL E - TEXTBOOK
Content Style Presentation EXTRACT PURE CONTENT Define the content using XML or <content> defined html. For example <content=“chapter1”> <content=“illustration#001”> This can be done by hand or via an export from Word. No inline html apart from Bold, Italic, Paragraph, Heading 1-7, etc.. Look and feel of website is CSS controlled. CSS file is external to content Can be styled to suit any identity, (university, corporate etc..) Content can be re-purposed via css for any delivery system, Print, PDA, Mobile, WebTV etc.. Content is modular and self contained to allow inclusion into other programmes, courses and LMS systems Here Chapter 1 of the website has been included into Blackboard as a Course Document. See how the css style matches the BB environment.