US National Learning Registry Announced to Increase Access to Online Educational Content
Submitted by on Thu, 2010-07-22 11:37
Ithaca, NY Making sure that the wealth of digital learning and information resources that are now freely available on the Web reach teachers, students and families when and where they need them is a priority in the US and around the world. In a major step forward towards meeting this goal The US Secretary of Education, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution announced the US National Learning Registry.
The US National Learning Registry is an inter-agency government project designed to make federal learning resources, wherever they are stored, easier to find, access and integrate into learning environments around the country and world. This project will enable teachers, students, parents, schools, governments, corporations and non-profits to build and access better, more interconnected and personalized learning solutions needed for a 21st century education.
Project leaders will be looking for collaborators because they see the Learning Registry initiative as global in scope. Dan Rehak, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Laboratory Hub Technical Advisor says,”Our hope is to help everyone move forward and what we do for the US Gov’t will fit into a broader international landscape.”