Prompted by a comment from Andy Powell that
It would be interesting to think about how much of required resource description for UKOER can be carried in the RDFa vocabularies currently understood by Google. Probably quite a lot.
I had a look at Googles webmaster advice on Marking up products for rich snippets.
My straw man mapping from the UKOER description requirements to Rich Snippets was:
Programme tag = Brand?
Project tag = Brand?
Title = name
Author / owner / contributor = seller?
URL = offerURL (but not on OER page itself)
Licence information [Use CC code] price=0
Subject = category
Keywords = category?
Additonal tags = category?
Comments = a review
Description = description
So, interesting? I’m not sure that this example shows much that is interesting. Trying to shoe-horn information about an OER into a schema that was basically designed for adverts isn’t ideal, but they already done recipes as well, once they’ve got the important stuff like that done they might have a go at educational resources. But it is kind-of interesting that Google are using RDFa; there seems to be a slow increase in the number of tools/sites that are parsing and using RDFa.