It is undeniably nice to ‘share’ maps. However, nice doesn’t pay the bills, nice doesn’t justify the work effort — nice needs to be replaced by real use cases that add value. One such use case is learning.
Many of us had our first meeting with maps in school. Thematic maps revealing the wonders of the world – or topographic maps of exotic places that ignited the explorers we carried around inside of us and that we thought we were going to become — before we realized that we rapidly were turning into consultants, researchers, scienctists — and mandarins.
Maps expressed as Map Compositions constitute excellent potential as learning objects. There exist a number of popular e-learning platforms (one of which is Moodle) that could be good channels to disseminate Map Compositions – and most of these are utilizing metadata according to the Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard.
We’d like someone to have a go at defining a LOM “wrapper” for Map Compositions and find out how to disseminate them in e.g. Moodle or a comparable platform.
To those of you who do not find Map Compositions interesting, and there might be some of you out there, I promise on my rapidly deteriorating honor that this is the last post on this blog about Map Compositions for a few days.
See you in Barcelona…