CETIS’ very own Phil Barker has been guest blogging over at Creative Commons UK about the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. Phil explains how:
For the last six months or so the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative has been working to help teachers and learners find educationally useful resources by creating a standard metadata framework for tagging resources and resource descriptions on the web. The initiative, which is jointly run by Creative Commons and the US Association of Educational Publishers, with funding from the Gates Foundation, is a response to an unprecedented opportunity. In June 2011 Microsoft Bing, Google and Yahoo announced their intent to publish a common format, schema.org, for marking-up web pages so that they may be efficiently and accurately indexed by their search engines.
You can read the rest of Phil’s guest blog here: Learning Resource Metadata Initiative by Phil Barker, JISC CETIS.