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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to Co-Lead Learning Resources Framework Initiative (USA)

The Association of Educational Publishers, and Creative Commons have announced a partnership to improve search results on the World Wide Web through the creation of a metadata framework specifically for learning resources. This work is being underwritten with grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This represents the first industry-specific initiative since the recent announcement of Schema.org by major search vendors Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft Bing. Schema.org aims to create a universal framework for tagging web-based content to provide a faster and richer search experience. Google Shopping and Google Recipes are two prototypes of how metadata is used to improve search results and their presentation

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