Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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Alignment of Data Standards for Describing Learning Objectives When applying the Google Maps metaphor to learner navigation, the points of interest on the map are competencies—the things that a person can learn, such as skills, knowledge, dispositions, and habits of practice. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

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In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. A common set of academic standards could alleviate the discovery issue, but several states have withdrawn from the Common Core State Standards and decided to adopt their own.

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What Makes Professional Development Work?

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In 2018, Bruce Umpstead joined IMS Global to engage State Education Agencies (SEAs) in the important work of data interoperability and drive adoption of the CASE Network of Competencies & Academic Standards (CASE®). From 2007 to 2013 Bruce served as the state director of educational technology and data coordination with the Michigan Department of Education. Before 2gnoMe, Ilya led several technology start-ups and managed the global cloud program at Dell Software.