data.open.ac.uk - Datasets

data.open.ac.uk is constantly evolving to deliver more public data from the Open University as open linked data. The list of datasets described below are the ones that we consider stable in the sense that their structure has been validated and is unlikely to change frequently. They are constantly being updated based on new data and updates realised on the origine repositories.

Other datasets are also available on data.open.ac.uk, but are currently in a test/validation phase.

The SPARQL endpoint will query the union of all graphs by default.

Course Descriptions

The course description dataset includes the courses from the Study at the OU website. Courses are described using the courseware ontology and the AIISO ontology, as well as several extensions with locally defined properties.

The OU's Key Information Set from Unistats

This is the portion of the Unistats KIS data about the Open University.

The Unistats Dataset is reproduced with the permission of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and their licensors. The Unistats Dataset may be accessed in its original form here: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/unistatsdata. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Unistats Dataset are owned by HEFCE, HESA and their licensors.

OpenLearn Explore

This datasets is a linked data representation of the metadata related to articles available from the Explore section of the OpenLearn website. It notably uses the Creative Commons Rights Expression vocabulary and the Nice Tag Ontology. Articles might relate to modules/courses when the article corresponds to specific course material.

Open Research Online

The Open Research Online system contains information about publications originating from OU researchers. This information is represented using the Bibliographic Ontology (bibo)

KMi Planet Stories

KMi Planet is the online news system from the Knowledge Media Institute. The sories are represented as posts in the SIOC ontology.

OpenLearn

This datasets is a linked data representation of the metadata related to units of teaching and learning material openly available from the OpenLearn website. It notably uses the Creative Commons Rights Expression vocabulary and the Nice Tag Ontology. Units might relate to modules/courses when the unit corresponds to specific course material.

OU channels, playlists and videos from YouTube

Videos from the Open University on YouTube. This dataset contains videos extracted from all OU channels. Videos and Playlists are linked to courses and qualifications.

OU podcasts

OU podcasts, part of which is being made available through iTunes U, is a collection of Audio and Video material related to education and research at the Open University. This dataset is defined using a variety of ontologies, including the W3C Media Ontology, as well as our own SKOS representation of the iTunes U topic categories.