EditLRMI (Learning Resource Metadata Initiative)
The LRMI is a project designed to create a common vocabulary for describing educational content. The main goal of the initiative is to improve end-user search and discovery of learning resources. LRMI projects are not being developed to supplement the work already done by IEEE or Dublin Core, but instead to simplify the information into a meta-data based searchable database of educational terms and vocabulary. Similar to Google, Yahoo!, and Bing’s combined efforts with the Schema.org project, LRMI.net wants to research and combine all of the search terms and vocabulary around educational online content and simplify the search processes involved in finding educational information for classes.
LRMI is being co-lead by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons: AEP is organizing and managing communications as well as public relations outreach, while Creative Commons is coordinating the work of developing the metadata schema. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.