The Art of Knowledge
What's a DREL
More Acronym Definitions for you:
- "Digital Rights Expression Languages (DREL) is a formal language for expressing conditions and permissions for the use of digital resources. DREL expressions reference resources, actors and actions and define who may do what under which conditions and by what authority.
DREL expressions can be carried as part of a metadata instance associated with a learning resource. DREL expressions can also apply to classes of resources (e.g. “everyone in the world has permission to redistribute anything I write.")
DREL expressions are machine-actionable, i.e., software can read, write, interpret and act upon them. "
I think what this is trying to say is that a DREL is the way to Meta Tag stuff porperly via XML. It's like tagging every piece of data properly so it can be used in any area at any time.
- DREL is often associated with Digital Rights Management (DRM) and hence equated with the enforcement of copyrights. However, a standardized DREL has many more applications than that. Any sort of intellectual property license can be expressed using a DREL, including General Public Licenses (“copyleft”), Creative Commons licenses and statements involving scholarly attribution. A DREL can also potentially be used to express the pedagogical conditions under which a learner may interact with a particular piece of content or service. For example, a DREL could be used to say that a learning module may be viewed after a certain level of competency has been demonstrated, or that a learner must be enrolled in any one of a particular set of colleges to see a course.
Oh yeah I sort of forgot that XML is used for all kinds of good stuff. Like authoring and permissions.
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