COL Learning Object Repository

The Commonwealth of Learning an organisation based in Canada focussing on learning within the Commonwealth, has just opened this LO repository of materials from across the commonwealth.

A number of online databases of learning content – or Learning Object Repositories – have been created around the world including CAREO, MERLOT and EdNA. COL has worked with eduSource and CANARIE (a not-for-profit corporation for advanced Internet development supported by its members, project partners and the Canadian Government) to develop the necessary tools, standards and protocols. The partners invested more than CDN $8 million in this venture. The software produced by this consortium has been made available in COL’s Learning Object Repository under a free open source software license.

From a quick glance, it looks interesting, though it only seems to be possible to search at the moment, I couldn’t find the browse option.

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