|URL||Content Repository Description||PLCs included?||Platform||Likely Costs||Collaborating Partners and their roles||Comments|
|National||http://connectededucators.org/communities/?sort=views||This is the US dept of Ed's Connected Educators directory. It lists dozens of professional learning .ommunity and resource portals.||Yes||Several|
|Michigan||http://more.mel.org/||By utilizing the ASN provided by Jes & Co, the metatagging for each resource allows it to be shared with others with no licensing fee attached. (see: http://asn.jesandco.org ) |
Thinkfinity, Khan Academy among the resources... aligned to Michigan, national and CCS.
|Links to http://www.edweb.net/more and Thinkfinity community||CWIS Scout Portal Toolkit||Funded by IMLS and EETT||"The MORE Portal is designed as a shareable platform available at no cost to any state interested in putting their own "face" on it. It holds thousands of digital resources many of them aligned to the Common Core or to Michigan Standards. Our mission is to provide free, vetted resources aligned to standards in a format that will allow sharing of resources from state to state.|
|Virginia||http://portal.virginia.gov/education/||State Education website is organized to share information plus link to instructional resources and videos.||Yes||Virginia website is organized so you can find state department information in a more traditional form but also move into a portal with instructional resources. It is set up to be functional as well as including a large number of links and information.|
|Utah||http://www.utah.gov/education/ http://www.uen.org updates coming summer 2013 video overview http://www.uen.org/preview/||OER textbooks ... they still print but much cheaper calls for statewide repository. They have parts of it done but are currently bringing togther. Resources are OER or licensed. BAsically they are writing thier own textbooks... have a core curriculum... and tie resources to that. UEN has single LMS which is Canvas from Infostructure??? Equella... behind equalla have has calteria behind it. They will send schematic on this. PBS Mettadata system... joined national repositioury of onilie courses.and are just making them available. Getting content in conjuction with PBS programs is more efficient. UEN.org/concurrent||True North Logic is common system for PD events -- On track system.||Canvas, Equella, Caltera,||Budget in flyer||U of Utah fiscal agent... Housed at U of Utah for procurement legal. not a higher or k-12 network but a Utah net so is an advantage for legislative action. They provide free professional development.... content comes out or udoe and logisistics from University and UEN. Trying to expand number of facilitators and allow them to be from outside UEN.||Consider equitable access and cost-efficiencies when proposing things to legislative. Need to have k-12, ihe, library and governments together so everyone has skin in the game. Everyone brings something to the table and gets somenting out of it. Make sure you have communication with end users. Must be transparent to legislature... the pamphlet was part of this effort (a first step). legislators understand infrastructure and economic growth production.||Do they go to school level... can we consolidate bandwidht to be paid for at state level. What is timeline for various services online|
|Alaska||http://www.aklearn.net/||Online repository of resources meant to provide tools educators can use in their classroom. grades K-12 for free. Users upload, download, revise, and use as ther own anything posted. All 54 schools districts have free access to this site. Contributers are approved educators and educational organizations who have been given a user name and password from AKLN. It's called the Alaska Digital Sandbox.||School Town||$7500 for School Town platform per year, initial $25,000 start up.||University of Alaska, Alaska's Native Knowledge Network, Alaska Humanities, Association of Alaska School Boards, Alaska Council of School Administrators, 54 School Districts, Alaska's Learning Network (contributors of content)|
|Iowa appears to be in the piloting stages using Pearson' EQUELLA 5.1 for their content repository. Their state department website also has some content and discussion groups linked. Both the state department link and the wiki for the content repository are listed here.||PLC's are included on state department site.||Pearson EQUELLA 5.1?|
|North Carolina||http://explorethelor.org/||The NCLOR is the North Carolina Learning Objects Repository. The NCLOR provides a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources. It is a collection of online digital learning resources known as learning objects or learning assets. This collection of resources targets faculty in both Higher Education and K – 12 for use in online and traditional classes. It also contains a collection of professional development training resources. The material in the NCLOR is accessed through a search performed similar to a library catalog. Over the past few years, many learning object repositories have been established such as The Orange Grove, Wisconsin Online, Merlot, and many others.||There are links based on similar interests and subject areas||Interesting that this includes Wisc-Online which is a consortium of Wisconsin Technical Colleges as part of their repository. The Wisc-Online portion is more accessible than the larger site. There are many good links and resources but the site itself is not as clean as other the examples from other states.|
|Wisconsin||Has some initial pieces available to build on such as ECB, Wisc-Online, Badgerlearn,etc.|
|Washington||http://tpep-wa.org/||This is not the full content repository but it does a good job of showing content related to their Teacher/Principal evaluation pilot. Good layout to access their resources.||This is built on/around a PLC.|
|MERLIN||http://www.merlincommunity.org/||Sponsored by the Maryland State Library Agency this site allows the library community to:|
Use the calendars to learn about training and other statewide events.
Launch online training.
Network with kindred library folk statewide.
|Yes||Joomla||I really like this one. Very clean. Easy to navigate, not overwhelming. Cool features: calendar, wikis, communities, lingo, etc.|
|National||http://goo.gl/j3A4a||Discovery Education did a virtual focus group with some of the most prolific K-12 tweeters. This article summarizes their ideas of something that seems to mimic an educator resource portal.|
|Wisconsin||https://wi.train.org/DesktopShell.aspx||Wisconsin's competency-based learning resource portal for public health professionals and learning providers|
|National||http://vivateachers.org/||Focus on professional learning networks and communities||Yes|