Two out of three educators, librarians, and department chairs report being frustrated by too many irrelevant results during online searches for educational material. Now is your chance to speak up and tell publishing and search communities about your own experiences, frustrations, and ideas for improving online search for education.

The developers of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI)—a project seeking to improve online search for educational resources—want to hear from you. Using the "talkback" box, tell us what's working, what's not, and what would make your search efforts better, faster, and more productive.

Your experiences and suggestions will be shared with publishers and technology specialists who are working to finalize the LRMI framework and begin its implementation.

What's LRMI and Why Does It Matter to Educators?

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is developing a common metadata framework for describing educational content and products on the web. This framework, when used by educational publishers, will make it easier for educators to find instructional resources and products faster and more precisely. The initiative is led by the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

This initiative matters to educators because it will make the web a better place to search for and find resources to help teachers teach and students learn more effectively.