Video: The LRMI and Its Potential Impact

Ever wish there were a better way to find a good resource for multiplying fractions? What if you want a video? And here’s a tricky one—what if you want to find a video on multiplying and dividing fractions that’s aligned to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics?

The results for these and other searches for learning resources online can be dizzying; in fact, according to a survey conducted by the LRMI earlier this year, only one in four educators described their search experience as “usually successful.”

The LRMI aims to fix that.

The LRMI is a new standard for embedding machine-readable metadata into an HTML document—in other words, it’s a way to include information ABOUT a web page directly IN the web page in such a way that search platforms (i.e., Bing, Google, Yahoo!) can understand. Ultimately, it will enable educators, students, and parents to filter search results by criteria such as content area, grade level, and alignment to academic standards.

Watch the video below for a quick overview of the project and its impact on both consumers and producers of educational content and resources. (If you don’t see the video, click here.)