Friday, October 17, 2008

RDF the Future of Information Literacy & Learning

When we talk about information literacy we can't help but frame it through our current limited viewpoint.  Information components such as Resourcs Description Frameworks (RDF) are unfamiliar to most of us and therefore have not been part of the information literacy conversation.  RDF is a language for representing information on the Internet allowing data sources to more easilly be combined and mashed up to create new understanding and visualizaitons.  The following video provides an example of how RDF can be utilized to combine information to increase understanding.