FIRE stands for Federation of Internet Resources for Education. It is the recommended way of joining the Learning Resource Exchange
See fire.eun.org for a general description
The CALIBRATE project (October 2005 – March 2008) brings together eight Ministries of Education, (including six MoEs from new member states), in order to help them develop and link learning content repositories, investigate new approaches involving the curriculum mapping of resources and test a new open source web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources.
The LIFE (Learning Interoperability Framework for Europe) project (January 2005 – December 2006) focused on improving interoperability and the use of standards in the field of e-learning by increasing the effectiveness of Learning Technology standards and specifications.
The CELEBRATE project (June 2002- November 2004) demonstrated the first brokerage system for learning objects using an asynchronous messaging service working in a heterogeneous environment.
The Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard issued by the Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) of IEEE
The CEN/ISSS WS-LT Learning Technology Standards Observatory
An accessible and sustainable web based repository that acts as a focal access point to projects, results, activities and organisations that are relevant to the development and adoption of e-learning technology standards.
The MELT project (October 2006 – December 2008) is supported by the European Commission's eContentplus Programme. It brings together 18 public and private sector content partners, including 12 Ministries of Education, the ARIADNE Foundation and commercial publishers. The project’s aim is to provide a scalable and cost-effective solution for European content providers faced with the challenge of creating more and better metadata.
Minor Is Not an Object Repository (MINOR) is an open source learning resources repository that allows users to manage learning resources and their metadata. Minor comes with a built-in connector to the LIMBS brokerage system used in the LRE. Minor is partially supported by the European Commission under the Information Society Technologies (IST) program of the 6th FP for RTD as part of the eMapps.com project.
LRE Associate Partners
European Schoolnet is currently in discussions with a number of organisations that are interested in becoming LRE Associate Partners. Three of these presented at a major seminar for potential LRE Associate Partners hosted in Brussels by EUN on 9 November 2007.
Global Grid for Learning
The Global Grid for Learning builds on the reputation of Cambridge University Press as a global publisher of print and electronic resources. The global grid supports the University’s aims to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide. The Global Grid for Learning easily and seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of software platforms and devices to provide a library of diverse and rich digital resources including video, learning objects, simulations and graphics that teachers can use to design personalised learning for their students.
OER Commons is a comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices. OER Commons is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the US. ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, created OER Commons as part of the Foundation’s worldwide OER initiative.
Promethean supplies Activboard and the latest Activboard+2 interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the leading whiteboard software designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. Promethean's headquarters are in Blackburn, in the United Kingdom. Its products are distributed through a global network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries. Its Promethean Planet portal includes thousands of downloadable flipcharts created by teachers and has a user forum with over 90,000 members.
Last changed: Wednesday, 07 November 2007