Posted by: bluesyemre | March 4, 2013

Making Search Engines Work for Education Resources by John K. Waters

  • The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative has a complicated name but a simple purpose: to make web searches more useful for students and teachers. Try this for information overload: Open your favorite browser, and in the search box type “multiplying fractions.” In about a quarter of a second, you’ll find yourself buried in more than 4 million results. Four million. Even with web page-rating schemes like Google’s PageRank pushing content deemed more relevant to the top of the pile, that’s one massive, needle-obscuring haystack of information.

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