6/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
Consider these facts the next
time you search the Internet for
that ideal lesson plan:
• More than 7 in 10 (72.6%)
educators search for
instructional resources at
least several times a week.
• More than 1 in 4 respondents
(25.8%) search daily.
• Only 1 in 4 (24.6%) educators
describe their searches as
• 66% say they get too many
• 63% say that searching for
educational resources is “too
• 62% say that the search
results they get “do not
indicate specifics for grade
level, cost vs. free, standards
alignments, and other search
SOURCE: This study was conducted by The Learning
Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), which is working
to make it easier to publish and discover quality
educational content and products online. LRMI 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
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