AEP to host two LRMI sessions during ISTE

Concurrent session and Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable will better inform attendees of LRMI efforts to improve online education search results 

WILMINGTON, DE, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will host a concurrent session, The New Age of (Web) Discovery: New Resource Metadata Standards, and a Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable, LRMI: The Dewey Decimal System for the Digital Age, during the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Both sessions will focus on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create and encourage implementation of a metadata markup standard for educational resources. An extension of, the LRMI aims to improve Internet search results for the education community.

The concurrent session focusing on how the LRMI will impact education stakeholders such as PreK-12 superintendents, chief technology officers, curriculum specialists, district specialists, educators, and school board members will be held on Monday, June 24, from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Panelists will share LRMI background and tangible examples of how LRMI metadata will improve the discoverability of educational content and learning resources. Additionally, publishers will discuss how they make use of the LRMI standard and their expectations for how it will improve access to resources. An educator will also explain how she is creating and interacting with LRMI metadata and the role it plays in addressing diverse student needs and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Panelists will include: Michael Jay, president of Educational Systemics; Roger Rosen, president of Rosen Publishing; Christin Sauca, a district data specialist and math teacher; and Marti Heyman, executive director of Metadata Standards and Services at Cengage Learning.

On Tuesday, June 25, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., the Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable will delve deeper into issues surrounding the LRMI specification as content curators begin implementation. The discussion will focus on e-learning, gaming, and developing and locating digital content or learning objects. PreK-12 professional developers, curriculum specialists, and district specialists will specifically find this session beneficial; however, anyone interested in making educational resources more discoverable is welcome. Discussion leaders include Michael Jay and Dave Gladney, LRMI project manager at AEP.

“ISTE is by far one of the most influential conferences in EdTech and is the perfect event for us to further inform education leaders about the LRMI, a project, that once implemented fully, will dramatically improve the Internet search experience for students and teachers,” said Gladney.  

Those interested in attending either session are strongly encouraged to RSVP to Dave Gladney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Media interested in being part of the discussions can RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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