Government Tries to Regulate Free Education Content

 learning registry

Federal officials are working to build participation in the Learning Registry, an online information network designed to organize and vet academic content for educators. The U.S. Department of Education and other entities have been working on the network for about two years and have spent about $1 million on the project so far. As the Education Department is pushing for more participation from content producers and teachers alike, the problem for teachers is the need to sift through the massive amounts of classroom materials.  Richard Culatta, the director of the department’s office of educational technology, said that there was a need for “expert curation.”

The process of winnowing and organizing the offerings, [Culatta] said, creates an environment “where [the best] resources rise to the top.”

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable,, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.