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The Orange Grove, Florida's K20 Digital Repository

Australian Learning Impact Award
The Online Learning Environment from the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, was the top rated entry in Australia for the Learning Impact Awards (aka LIAs) presented by IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC).

This online program is supported by the Learning Edge, the same product that powers The Orange Grove. You may read more about the award here.

Federal Grant Award

The Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) has received a prestigious $473,000 grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to develop a national model for digital repositories.

This grant will produce a blueprint to guide other states or institutions in developing a repository that enables faculty to store, discover, manage, and use the rapidly growing body of digital course content that has been developed. The blueprint will include recommendations for policies, metadata and content standards, quality review guidelines, training topics, and funding and marketing strategies that will enable users to establish and maintain a successful learning object repository. Susie Henderson, FDLC Associate Director, is leading the project. Elizabeth Johnson has been hired as the project manager.

The project began in October 2006 and extends through September 2009. FIPSE is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, and its chief objective is to support innovative educational reform projects that have the potential to be national models for the improvement of postsecondary education.

For additional information, visit the OnCoRe Blueprint website at

Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning

This 2006 Educause Quarterly article, by Liz Johnson of the University System of Georgia, discusses how the Advanced Learning Technologies unit created procedures and options to manage permissions for intellectual property as part of their course design and revision processes.View the article.