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Friday, August 31, 2007

Searching open education

Peter Brantley, Open Education Search, O’Reilly Radar, August 28, 2007.  Excerpt:

The Hewlett Foundation has announced that it is working with the Creative Common's ccLearn division to build a web search portal dedicated to open educational resources, with the assistance of Google. Organizations that sponsor repositories or collections of open educational materials are invited to submit information to CCLearn's OE Search project.

The initiative's goal is to build a comprehensive directory of open educational resources, encouraging their broader discovery and use. There are a large number of open content repositories, but they have been difficult to find in larger, more aggregated search tools, their riches often lost in the forest of commercial or deep web results....

Update. Also see the UNESCO press release, September 3, 2007.