Knowledge building on content interoperability
The future development of the LRE is being taken forward by a EUN LRE working group made up of senior policy makers in Ministries of Education. At its first meeting in September 2008, the working group emphasised that both the CALIBRATE and MELT projects have had important results and impact beyond the development of the LRE portal itself.
In particular, as a result of these projects, many more Ministries:
- are now using the IEEE LOM standard and exploiting the LRE Multilingual Thesaurus
- have adopted the LRE application profile or adapted it to meet their own national requirements
- are now using open licenses and, in particular, the Creative Commons licensing scheme
- have implemented social tagging features on their national portal
- have substantially increased their know-how and experience concerning metadata enrichment
At the end of the MELT project, some Ministries have also started to provide solutions that make it easier for schools to identify resources in their national collections that ‘travel well’.
The KlasCement portal for the Flemish community in Belgium highlights “universal” learning resources