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LODE

I took a pretty deep look at LODE (an IMS working group) recently. It has a lot of features that we are going to need. I think it's potentially a huge step forward in the concept of registries for learning. I also saw it as maybe missing a few pieces, such as non-centralized augmented metadata: the ability for anyone to post defining/categorical information about anyone else's resources. So if NASA publishes a photo ...more »

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like an iTunes for classroom content

Allow educational publishing companies of all sizes to make their materials available for download, whether fee-based or free. The Learning Registry should function like an iTunes for classroom content, providing a digital bridge between content providers and teachers/students. Flipcharts, eBooks, quizzes, special events that schools can sign up to stream, video modules on any subject for any grade level...all can and ...more »

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NEON - Nat. Ecological Observatory Network

An interesting project that could provide input as learning resources is NEON - http://www.neoninc.org. The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is prototyping an architecture that will collect data across the United States on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. NEON is a project of the U.S. National Science Foundation, with many other U.S. ...more »

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bluebrick.ie

I suggest taking a look at http://www.bluebrick.ie and http://www.ideas.ie. Buebrick is the functional site for the discovery and access of college courses to fulfill learning and skills gaps supporting training, retraining, reskilling and continuing education. This also uses "Amazon type" technology for learner/course matches. It is the brainchild of Eamonn Murphy of the Enterprise Research Centre at the University of ...more »

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new classes for your program!

My company offers programming and basic technology classes like 'How the Internet Works' and 'Learn to Program in Ruby.' I was wondering if your program has a technology department, and if so, would you be interested in possibly using our classes? We offer scholarships already for every class, and have affiliate referral programs in place; if cost is a problem for students we are very flexible. Our goal is to educate ...more »

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Special need students need special funding

As a parent of a student with special needs I am horrified that IT funding is eliminated for education. This move has only encourage me more in pursuing funding options in our community to address technology assistance for our special needs youth. We have formed a non-profit, the Rushman-Micah Angel Foundation to address this issue head on.Technology has the potential to maximize learning for all students but it is especially ...more »

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Emphasize Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness (CLEAN)

Research shows that most adults in the US get a failing grade when it comes to basic climate and energy literacy. The CLEAN project (http://cleanet.org ) is one of many emerging efforts to help address confusion, misconceptions and cognitive gaps around climate science and energy topics. A national campaign to mainstream climate and energy literacy and address holes, using the Six Americas research on climate knowledge ...more »

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