JES & Co. a world leader in research, development, and deployment of education programs based on open standards, announced today that Gale, part of Cengage Learning has become a worldwide partner of the Global Learning Resource Connection (GLRC). The GLRC will result in teachers and learners being able to seamlessly navigate related learning resources across national and state boundaries thus enriching the curricula in each state and nation while simultaneously providing the means for relating learning outcomes to educational resources such as student ePortfolios, professional development resources, and individual student learning plans.
The Global Learning Resource Connection exemplar solutions include:
- The Achievement Standards Network (ASN) which enable states and countries to collect curriculum objectives and make them freely available for educators’ and publishers’ use
- The Gateway to 21st Century Skills, the world’s oldest and the largest open access digital library of teaching and learning resources correlated to state and national curriculum standards. The Gateway is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) and is provided at no cost to all teachers and educators worldwide
- The Open Metadata Registry, an open source service where education ministries, libraries, and publishers can share vocabularies, schemes, schemas and ontologies
- A set of tools and services to assist in the creation and use of GLRC solutions
“We are excited that Gale, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, has joined JES & Co. in efforts for global education by describing their education resources in such a way that they meet each individual states’ and country’s needs. The Achievement Standards Network of local learning objectives enables Gale resources to be discovered and shared,” explained Diny Golder, Executive Director of JES & Co. “As an active member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Gale and JES & Co. share the goal of defining and using interoperability standards to build the next generation of educational systems and products.”
"Gale is pleased to work with JES & Co. and the GLRC to support the linking and discoverability of our resources in a way that will benefit learning institutions both in the U.S. and internationally,” said Frank Menchaca, Executive Vice President, Gale. “This is an important extension of current efforts to align Gale content to achievement standards in the ASN, which will enable educators to find multimedia, news, statistics, reference, and many other resources to meet their instructional needs, all within the context of Gale’s dynamic classroom-focused products."
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.
About JES & Co.
JES & Co., a publicly funded 501(c) (3) education research organization, is a leader in research and deployment of education programs based on open standards. With 20 years of experience in interoperability and portability of educational resources, organizations around the world come to JES & Co. for leadership and guidance on education programs and initiatives. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, JES & Co. has led and managed The Achievement Standards Network (ASN), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Gateway to 21st Century Skills (formerly known as GEM), the Dell Academy, the Intel Student Certification Program, and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. For more information about JES & Co. or the Global Learning Resource Connection, visit www.JESandCo.org.
About the GLRC