At the end of another month more Mobile activities have started up and there should be some progress (at least internally) with the Mobile VLE from the next release date of 1st Dec 09.
There have been some useful synergies between the work our XSLT contractor Lee Austin has been doing and the Development Advisor for Editing and Structured Content (Gerald Schmidt) in LTS has also being doing with regard to ePub and a pipelining process being implemented largely for DAISY work. A further scoping meeting for development and embedding will take place at the start of December.
In a newer, but related area for development, it’s been decided initially to give more direction to a cross-platform mobile application using WebKit. So not only will an OU teaching and learning ‘umbrella’ app be created, but also that some of the modules that can be added will contain structured content that will include more interactive activities available to use offline (not currently possible with standard eBook formats).