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Saturday, March 31, 2007

OA portal for Canadian courseware

A non-profit with public funding has launched CultureSource, an OA portal for Canadian courseware and teaching materials.  From today's announcement: has arrived! Curriculum Services Canada, supported by a grant from the Canadian Culture Online Strategy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, has assembled a wide collection of websites in the Arts, Canadian Literature, and Canadian History, ideal for lesson planning and in classroom use. This FREE online access point allows teachers to collect websites and share their collections with colleagues from all across Canada in an attempt to enhance the classroom experience.

Users can:

  • Search by keyword from a database of over 100 CSC-evaluated resources.
  • Browse through titles with full descriptions and keywords to help pinpoint the best resources for lesson plans.
  • Collect resources and build a CultureSpace.
  • Share a CultureSpace and Collection with the user community....

Curriculum Services Canada is the Pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs. This not-for-profit organization offers a wide range of standards-driven services that support and complement its core business of learning resource evaluation.