BetterMe - Send private, anonymous feedback to coworkers, classmates, and friends.

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 04:05 AM PDT

"Why don't people just say what they really think?"

With this question in mind, we set out to create a communication platform that would enable coworkers, classmates, and friends to have the important conversations that even the most open communicators are tempted to avoid.

Wouldn't you appreciate it if your friends weren't afraid to tell you that yellow just isn't your color? Or if you could ask your colleagues for their feedback on your presentation and were confident that they would all answer honestly and constructively? We would all benefit from knowing the truth that sometimes we are unable to see ourselves.

eContentplus - Programme - DG Information Society & Media

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:58 AM PDT

The eContentplus programme expired on 31 December 2008. Funding measures to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable, formerly funded under the eContentplus programme are continued under the Information and Communications Technologies Policy Support Programme ("ICT PSP"), one of three specific programmes implemented through Decision No. 1639/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013) ("CIP"), OJ L310, 9.11.2006, p. 15.

Scoilnet - Portal for Irish education

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:42 AM PDT

Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills official portal for Irish education. It is responsible for the promotion and use of the Internet in education under the Government's ICT in Schools Programme. Launched in 1998, the website is managed on behalf of the DES by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE). Its current interface was launched in 2003 with design tweaks in September 2009. Scoilnet offers a wide range of services and supports, all of which are documented as follows.


Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:32 AM PDT

Share.TEC stands for "Sharing Digital Resources in the Teaching Education Community", a 3-year project (2008 to 2011) co-funded by the European Community's eContentPlus programme. Share.TEC is devoted to fostering a stronger digital culture in the TE field and to supporting the development of a Europe-wide perspective among those working in and with the TE community. To do this, Share.TEC is developing an online platform which will help practitioners across Europe search for, learn about and exchange resources of various kinds, and will support the sharing of experience about the use of those resources. Read more about the project here.

InteractiveWhiteboard Common File Format | Download InteractiveWhiteboard Common File Format software for free at

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:21 AM PDT

Becta common file format for Interactive whiteboards Project has created a common file format to support interoperability, a code library under BSD, a test harness Viewer and range of sample files.

Industry and developers - Technical specification: interactive whiteboard common file format - Becta

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:18 AM PDT

Technical specification: interactive whiteboard common file format
This specification establishes a file format that can be opened, edited, saved and used across many interactive whiteboard applications, so that digital learning resources can be shared.

The specification was produced in consultation with interactive whiteboard suppliers. All major whiteboard vendors have agreed to support the common file format and we expect it to be adopted as a common industry-wide standard.

Home Mondeca - Mondeca

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 03:16 AM PDT

We are the leading European provider of technology for the management of advanced knowledge structures: ontologies, thesauri, taxonomies, terminologies, metadata repositories, knowledge bases, and Linked Open Data.

Learning Components: APIs

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:53 AM PDT

The Common Cartridge Builder is an Adobe AIR application that allows you to easily and quickly assemble a Common Cartridge by dragging and dropping files from your file system onto the application. You may then rename and/or rearrange the file structure. This applications is Beta and provided AS IS. Click here to use the badge installer or click the "Download Now" button below to download a ZIP file containing an installer.

By downloading and using this application you agree to and are bound by the terms of the Licensing Agreement.

Icodeon | Product

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:44 AM PDT

The Icodeon SCORM Player is a software module that enables vendors to rapidly add full SCORM functionality to new or existing e-Learning systems.

...the Player supports SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 sequencing, navigation and tracking...
The Icodeon SCORM Player is built from an advanced AJAX library that exchanges XML documents with web services.

IMS Common Cartridge & SCORM Demonstrator | Adopting Standards and Specifications for Educational Content

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:38 AM PDT

Common Cartridge and SCORM are certainly the most important formats for packaging and exchanging eLearning content in a re-usable way.

This part of the ASPECT web site will help you to build and utilize learning content packages using these specifications – from the creation of packages through testing their conformance to working with the content. Simple question-and-answer scenarios guide you to evaluate the suitability of the specifications and of the available tools for your particular context.

ASPECT News and Events | Adopting Standards and Specifications for Educational Content

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:37 AM PDT

ASPECT is a 30-month Best Practice Network supported by the European Commission's eContentplus Programme that involves 22 partners from 15 countries, including 9 Ministries of Education (MoE), four commercial content developers and leading technology providers. For the first time, experts from all international standardisation bodies and consortia active in e-learning (CEN/ISSS, IEEE, ISO, IMS, ADL) will work together in order to improve the adoption of learning technology standards and specifications.

Common Cartridge | Global Grid For Learning

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:34 AM PDT

Over 40 teachers from Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania came together to learn about the integration of digital learning resources into platforms (VLEs) and learning content packaging in a Summer School organised by the ASPECT project ( on 8 May 2010 in Lisbon.


Posted: 07 Oct 2010 02:16 AM PDT

Europeana: think culture is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 6 million digital items. Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects, Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papersSounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts, Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts, Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's museums and galleries archives, libraries, audio-visual collections,

Thousands of Free Lesson Plans and Educational Resources for Teachers | Verizon

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 01:54 AM PDT

Quick and easy access to the highest-quality teaching and learning materials
Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by our content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.

Lesson Plans - Xpeditions @

Posted: 07 Oct 2010 01:52 AM PDT

The lesson plans on this site were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom. Together, they address all of the U.S. National Geography Standards, the five geography skills, and the main geographic perspectives.

Serving a variety of needs, the plans include a wide range of teaching strategies. The assessment component of each lesson focuses on the knowledge and skills that students will use to answer a guiding geographic question as they address real-world issues.