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This page provides an overview of 23 articles related to 'becta', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Becta (formerly known as the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) was a non-departmental public body (popularly known as a Quango)] funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, in the UK It was a charity and a company limited by guarantee. In the post-election spending review in May 2010, it was announced that Becta was to be abolished. The organisation went into liquidation in April 2011 following its funding from government ceasing in March 2011. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Becta)

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Metadata related to 'becta' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'becta': 23 (1.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'becta' across all Ariadne articles: 35
  • Average number of references to 'becta' per Ariadne article: 1.52
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'becta': 1998-05
  • Trending factor of 'becta': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'becta':

  1. martin hamilton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jean godby (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. sarah currier (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)

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What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

Web Focus: Report on the Fifth Institutional Web Management Workshop

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, reports on the IWMW event in his regular column.

October 2001, issue29, tooled up

Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment

Paul Miller discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

The Second Life of UK Academics

John Kirriemuir introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

The Information Environment Service Registry: Promoting the Use of Electronic Resources

Amanda Hill outlines progress on the Information Environment Service Registry Project and explains what it will mean for service providers and portal developers.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

The Future of Interoperability and Standards in Education: A JISC CETIS Event

Sarah Currier reports on an international working meeting involving a range of educational interoperability standards bodies and communities, organised by JISC CETIS.

January 2010, issue62, event report

The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library

Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

OpenID: Decentralised Single Sign-on for the Web

Andy Powell and David Recordon take a brief look at OpenID and ask what relevance it has to e-learning.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

May 1998, issue15, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2008, issue56, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2004, issue41, news and events

Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library

John MacColl reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

Managed Learning?

Nicole Harris on current developments towards Managed Learning Environments in the ANGEL project.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

JISC Terminology Services Workshop

Sarah Shreeves reports on a one-day workshop on current developments and future directions for JISC terminology services held in London, February 2004.

April 2004, issue39, event report

JASPER Further Education Meeting

Martin Hamilton reports on the recent JASPER one day meeting on the expansion of JISC services to cover the FE community.

June 2000, issue24, event report

From Link Rot to Web Sanctuary: Creating the Digital Educational Resource Archive (DERA)

Bernard M Scaife describes how an innovative use of the EPrints repository software is helping to preserve official documents from the Web.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 67: Changes Afoot

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 67.

July 2011, issue67, editorial

Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh

John MacColl provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.

July 2004, issue40, event report

Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions

Kevin Carey describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia

Amber Thomas explores the ways in which emerging research practices and Wikipedia illustrate the changing boundaries of academic work.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

10th CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group Meeting

Ann Chapman reports on a one-day meeting that focused among other things on accessibility in virtual learning environments and personal learning profiles.

April 2005, issue43, event report

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