IOER Metadata and Vocabularies

Last Updated 10/29/2015

IOER Metadata is based on:

  • Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) schema version 1.1
  • The LRMI 1.0 was adopted by Schema.org (SCH).
  • Additional metadata has been introduced and potential exists for additional needs to be added over time. LRMI seeks to have SCH adopt any new schema.
  • Learning Registry (LR)
  • NSDL Learning Application Readiness (LAR)
  • Vocabulary used by IOER mirrors that of the federal Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)
  • Race to the Top State Support (RttT)
  • JSON-LD
Title
 
[Text]
Resource URL
[Text]
URL-formatted text.
Description
 
[Text]
Creator
 
[Text]
Publisher
 
[Text]
Keyword
 
[Text]
Learning Standards
 
[Text]
Dot-notation identifying a particular Standard or group of Standards.
Teaches
The Resource teaches this Standard.
Assesses
The Resource assesses this Standard.
Requires
The Resource requires the user to know this Standard.

Date Created
[Text]
Date-formatted text.
Technical/Equipment Requirements
[Text]
Access Rights
Free Access
The right to view and/or download material without financial, registration, or excessive advertising barriers.
Free Access with Registration
The right to view and/or download material without financial barriers but users are required to register or experience some other low-barrier to use.
Limited Free Access
Some material is available for viewing and/or downloading but most material tends to be accessible through other means.
Available for Purchase
The right to view, keep, and/or download material upon payment of a one-time fee.
Available by Subscription
The right to view and/or download material, often for a set period of time, by way of a financial agreement between rights holders and authorized users.
Usage Rights
Attribution
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Attribution - Share-Alike
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Attribution - Non-Commercial
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Attribution - No Derivatives
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ retained for older resources)
Public Domain
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ or http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
Custom Licensing
User-selected Licensing. This should be a URL that links to the appropriate Usage Rights for the Resource.
Rights Unknown
Catch-all for when it's not possible to determine what license, if any, is relevant.
Language
English
Spanish
Polish
Chinese
Russian
K-12 Subject
Arts
Career Development
English Language Arts
Health
Mathematics
Physical Education
Science
Social Studies
Technology
World Languages
End User
Administrator
A district or school level person of authority and responsibility.
Adult Learner
Employer
General Public
The Public at large.
Job Seeker
Laid Off Worker
Mature Worker
Mentor
Someone who advises, trains, supports, and/or guides.
Parent or Guardian
A parent or legal guardian.
Person with a Disability
Professional
Someone already practicing a profession; an industry partner, or professional development trainer.
Re-Entry Person
Student
The Learner.
Teacher/Education Specialist
A certified person directly involved with student instruction.
Veteran
Workforce and Education Partner
Youth
Resource Type
Blended Learning
Career Information
ISLE: A resource that focuses on a specific career or career pathway.
NSDL: Resource describing specific science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) information and/or insight into STEM careers and requisite skills.
Course
NSDL: A set of teaching materials (generally for instructors) or learning materials (generally for students) intended to achieve a range of objectives over an extended period of time.
Curriculum
ISLE: A Heirarchical representation of a learning curriculum.
Demonstration/Simulation
NSDL: Imitative representation of a system, process, photo, setting, or principle.
Game
NSDL: An interactive environment in which participants compete, strategize, play, role-play, troubleshoot, or make decisions in order to learn a subject or skill.
Image/Visuals
NSDL: Visual material that is not in motion and is not intended to annotate pieces of text (use for: poster, digital image of a painting or print).
Lab Material
Compact Oxford English Dictionary: A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.
Learning Task
ISLE: A modular unit of learning that can be applied at one or more levels of educational scope.
Learning Curriculum Map
ISLE: Visual representation of modules or steps required to attain mastery of a particular concept, subject, field of study, or steps required to achieve certification for a career or career function.
Manipulative
ISLE: Resource that provides tools or templates for creating visual or tactile representations of a process or concept.
Primary Source
ISLE: The primary source of information for a given topic.
Reading Material
ISLE: Any textual representation of information.
Reference Material
ISLE: Any source of information useful for referencing pieces of information (e.g., a dictionary, encyclopedia, or wiki)
Rubric/Scoring Guide
NSDL: Statements describing the abilities, knowledge, or understanding of a content area in order to reach a certain level of mastery.
Syllabus
iLumina: Plan showing the structure of a particular course, which may include course description and objectives, grading policy, materials, assignments, lesson sequence, and course calendar.
Unit
NSDL: A set of teaching materials, generally for instructors, or alternatively learning materials, generally for students, intended to achieve specific and focused objectives over a limited period of time such that units often constitute.
Alternate Assessment
RTTT Assessment subtype.
Assessment Item
A single assessment item.
Formative Assessment
RTTT Assessment subtype.
Interim/Summative Assessment
RTTT Assessment subtype.
Self Assessment
RTTT Assessment subtype.
Other
ISLE: Any resources not found within this list.
Media Type
Application/Software
Any computer program, such as office software, web-based tools, video games, or other interactive electronic media.
Archive
A compressed file that contains other files.
Audio
Any audio files, such as sound clips, music, narration, audio books, etc.
Document/Text
Any of a wide range of text, ranging from small text files to whole textbooks and beyond.
eBook
Image
Any image file.
Interactive Whiteboard
Any interactive system that functions as a digital or semi-digital whiteboard or chalkboard, typically used to combine physical writing or marking with digital content.
Non-Digital
Any non-digital resource, such as books or magazines. Also used to indicate a Non-Digital version of another Format on this list.
Other
Any other Format not found on this list.
PDF
Adobe PDF file.
Slides
Sequentially-presented text and/or graphics; a slideshow.
Spreadsheet
A grid-based document used to represent information in a structured way.
Video
Any video file.
Webpage
An HTML-encoded document or linked series of documents, usually accessed on the Internet.
Educational Use
Assessment
Material(s) used to assess.
Curriculum and Instruction
Material(s) used to teach students.
Professional Development
Material(s) used to teach teachers & professionals.
Enhancement
A resource used to teach a high-performing student.
Intervention
A resource used to teach a low-performing student.
Grade Level
Pre-Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11-12
Adult Education
NSDL: An educational level indicating a resource represents informal educational programming designed for a general audience, of diverse ages (adults or adults with children) and knowledge levels.
NRS 1 - Beginning Adult Basic Education Literacy
NRS 2 - Beginning Basic Education
NRS 3 - Low Intermediate Basic Education
NRS 4 - High Intermediate Basic Education
NRS 5 - Low Adult Secondary Education
NRS 6 - High Adult Secondary Education
Technical
Resources that address a specific skill set for a technical field.
Postsecondary
Any courses designed for an adult (post high school level).
Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Development, production, processing, distribution, of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Architecture and Construction
Designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment including the use of green technologies.
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
Business, Management and Administration
Education and Training
Energy
Developing, planning and managing the production of energy including renewable energy and clean coal technology and its distribution through smart grid technologies.
Finance
Securities and investments, business finance, accounting, insurance, and banking services.
Government and Public Administration
Green Economy Sectors
Health Science
Planning, managing and providing therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, and support services as well as biomedical research and development.
Hospitality and Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Designing, developing, managing, supporting and integrating hardware and software systems.
Law, Public Safety and Security
Manufacturing
Product and process development and managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related support activities.
Marketing, Sales and Service
Research and Development
Scientific research and professional and technical services including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Planning, management and movement of people, materials and goods across all transportation modes as well as maintaining and improving transportation technologies.
Group Type
Class
Group Large (6+ Members)
Group Small (3-5 Members)
Individual
Multiple Class
Pair
Accessibility Control
Full Keyboard Control
Full Mouse Control
Full Switch Control
Full Touch Control
Full Video Control
Full Voice Control
Accessibility Feature
Alternative Text
Annotations
Audio Description
Bookmarks
Braille
Captions
ChemML
Display Transformability
Display Transformability - Background Color
Display Transformability - Color
Display Transformability - Font Family
Display Transformability - Font Size
Display Transformability - Line Height
Display Transformability - Word Spacing
High Contrast Audio
High Contrast Audio - No Background
High Contrast Audio - Reduced Background
High Contrast Audio - Switchable Background
High Contrast Display
Index
Large Print
LaTeX
Long Description
MathML
Print Page Numbers
Reading Order
Sign Language
Structural Navigation
Table of Contents
Tactile Graphic
Tactile Object
Tagged PDF
Timing Control
Transcript
Unlocked
Accessibility Hazard
Flashing
Motion Simulation
No Flashing
No Motion Simulation
No Sound
Sound

LRMI Schema Extensions

The following extensions to the LRMI schema are required to handle ISLE needs:

Description
Metadata tag: "description"
Adequately expressed in schema.org as "description" - a part of "Thing" which is the most generic type of item.
Also present in LAR, LOM, NSDL_DC, and Dublin Core.
Free-text to describe a Resource
Group Type
Metadata tag: "groupType"
Not in schema.org, NSDL_DC, or LAR.
Defines the intended size of the group for which a Resource is meant
Access Rights
Metadata tag: "accessRestrictions"
Not in schema.org.
borrowed from NSDL/LAR (LAR calls it "accessRestrictions" while NSDL_DC calls it "accessRights"). Different from Usage Rights.
Defines the cost/requirements associated with accessing a Resource
NSDL_DC Definition: Information describing conditions or requirements for viewing and/or downloading the material.
LAR Definition: Information about a user's access to a resource in regards to conditions or regulations imposed by the rights owner.
NSDL_DC and LAR use the same controlled vocabulary with one exception: NSDL has "Free Access with Registration" while LAR has "Free Access with User Action" - These are nearly identical with LAR having the broader definition.
Instructions & Equipment Requirements
Metadata tag: "requires"
ISLE Extension
"dct:requires" is a part of NSDL_DC and Dublin Core,.
Not a part of LAR or schema.org.
Free-text to describe any equipment, hardware, instructions, materials, etc., necessary to use a Resource
Career Clusters
Metadata tag: "careerCluster" with properties for "country" and "region" (e.g., <careerCluster country="US" region="IL">[a given cluster name]</careerCluster>)
ISLE Extension
Not a part of Dublin Core, NSDL_DC, LOM, LRMI, LAR, or schema.org.
ISLE's focus is not solely K-12; the Career Cluster tag will be used with the STEM fields and other high-demand occupational fields for adults/professionals
The career cluster "Energy" is a career cluster local to Illinois; ISLE will be publishing this as a local rather than a Federal career cluster.
Federal career clusters will be published with a "Country" attribute of "US" and will lack a "Region" attribute. Local career clusters are published with a "Country" attribute of "US" and a "Region" attribute of "IL". ISLE will use USPS abbreviations for regions, so a career cluster local to Puerto Rico would be published with a "Country" attribute of "US" and a "Region" attribute of "PR", because Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the US.
ISLE understands all 16 Federal career clusters + one local cluster, "Energy".

IOER Site Footer

Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois State Board of Education

WEB11 | 2017-06-28a