Ensemble: an OER aggregator

I’ve been working with the Steeple podcasting folks to build an aggregator for searching feeds of Open Education Resources. The result – Ensemble – reuses various parts of Jopml plus some of the code found inside FeedForward for handling Opml processing and for feed autodiscovery.

You can try out Ensemble here.

So far I’ve just aggregated the feeds available from a few places, such as Oxford and the Open University, but it shows how the concept works. Next up I’m tweaking the indexing a bit, and putting in place some code to handle creative commons licenses more intelligently. The idea is that this would sit as a piece of middleware, and that widgets or other web apps can dynamically grab OPML or JSON for user queries.

Hey, that makes 3 spin-offs from one app, not bad going…