Project to Set Educational Metadata Standards Launched

Ian Quillen, Education Week, Jun 08, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is interesting: "The Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons announced Tuesday an initiative that would create a standard coding language for all searchable educational content on the Web." Funding has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates and William and Flora Hewlett foundations, both of which also fund Education Week, and involves support for the common core standards in the U.S. The official announcement was posted yesterday."Adoption of the education metadata schema by the search engines and by content providers will be voluntary, but because of the implicit support of the major search vendors and the participation of both commercial and non-commercial providers, widespread acceptance of the framework is anticipated." The project is related to the schema.org initiative, an effort by major search providers to standardize search metadata.
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