Educators Working To Create Comprehensive Digital Library

from the sounds-useful dept

A group of educators and the National Science Foundation are working together to build a comprehensive digital library for educators. The idea is to have a central resource for online educational materials for science, math, technology and engineering. This certainly sounds like a good idea. I’m wondering, though, how top down this is. Different teachers have different theories on education, and if this digital library becomes the default, and blocks out certain teaching ideas or methods, that might not be good. Hopefully, it’s open in a way that allows for participation from educators. An initial version was launched a while back, but they’re working on making a much more advanced digital library. The one thing they’re worried about is how they’re going to support the library in the long run, since they’re completely dependent on government funding right now.

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