Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching

Open Learning Registry Browser and Collector


Launched by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Learning Registry stores data provided by numerous sources about the content of various learning resources hosted in different systems. Data published to the Learning Registry can serve as the basis for learning resource analytics to help recommend resources, detect trends in resource usage, and judge user experiences. We’ve covered Learning Registry about one year ago, here.

Today large collections of learning resources sit online, waiting to be accessed. The burden of locating these resources, assessing their quality, connecting them to related resources, and sharing them with others often falls on individual educators.

How Learning Registry works

from learningregistry.org

The Learning Registry makes all of these activities easier. With the help of publishers and developers who make data about online educational content available to the Learning Registry and use the Learning Registry’s open source platform to create the tools educators need, digital learning resources can now be consumed in a smart, efficient and social way.

There are 2 more tools offered by Learning Registry.

Open Learning Registry Browser

During ISTE 2013 DOE launched the Open Learning Registry Browser, a way for educators to search and access the content found in the DOE’s Learning Registry. Currently, there are over 200,000 learning objects. Educators can search the registry many ways, for instance by subject or by standard.

Learning Registry Collector

The Learning Registry Collector (link to Google chrome extention, you can install it for convenience) enables everyone, from educator to enthusiast, to easily share data into the Learning Registry (learningregistry.org)

The Collector organizes the workflow for you to rate online learning resources from web pages, using the Achieve OER rubrics (achieve.org). You can also say how resources are aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards. Collector uses the repository of academic standards and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) provided by the Achievement Standards Network (ASN). More information regarding ASN can be found here.

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