Tucson, AZ – May 2, 2011 –

JES & Co. announces today that a new Global Learning Resource Connection (GLRC) Sponsor/ Partner webpage has been added to the JES & Co. website. We added this webpage to further recognize sponsors, partners, contributors, and subscribers to the GLRC. The GLRC includes the Gateway to 21st Century Skills, the Achievement Standards Network, and the Open Metadata Registry. There are several categories listed on the Sponsor/Partner page including International, National, State, City, Organization, Companies, Press, College or University, and Districts.

“We have added the sponsor site to further recognize our sponsors and partners and also due to a number of requests from users of the Gateway to 21st Century Skills and users of the Achievement Standards Network (ASN)” explained Terry Smithson, Director of Marketing at JES & Co. “The GLRC is truly an international collaboration which includes world class universities, organizations, companies, and nations,” explained Smithson.

To see the sponsors, partners, contributors, and subscribers of the GLRC, click here: http://www.jesandco.org/glrc-sponsors.

About the GLRC

The Global Learning Resource Connection (GLRC) is a public-private collaboration which brings to fruition ongoing work between JES & Co., a U.S. 501(c)(3) education research organization, corporate sponsors and education agencies worldwide. Leading the initial corporate involvement are founding worldwide partners Microsoft, Cisco, Cengage/Gale, the National Education Association (NEA), and other leading corporations in process. The GLRC ties together several significant semantic web technologies developed through funding from the National Science Foundation and is designed to support cyber learning. The GLRC supports the implementation of the mapping of major collections of learning resources in systems around the world to the machine-readable expressions of the learning outcomes based on the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) modeling and technical framework. The work will implement the international linking of those resources through trans-jurisdictional mapping of learning outcomes by means of Semantic Web/Linked Data principles for teacher/learner access and use. For more information about the GLRC, contact Terry Smithson at TerryS@JESandCo.org or visit us www.JESandCo.org.

About JES & Co.

JES & Co., a publicly funded 501(c) (3) education research organization, is a leader in research and deployment of education programs based on open standards. With 20 years of experience in interoperability and portability of educational resources, organizations around the world come to JES & Co. for leadership and guidance on education programs and initiatives. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, JES & Co. has led and managed The Achievement Standards Network (ASN), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Gateway to 21st Century Skills (formerly known as GEM), the Dell Academy, the Intel Student Certification Program, and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. For more information about JES & Co. or the Global Learning Resource Connection, visit www.JESandCo.org.

About the Author:

eSchool News