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.
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.
The course description dataset includes most parts of 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.
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.