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1 A Comparative Education Study Site WorldED Presented by Patricia OBrien Libutti Special Libraries Association Education Division Program: It Takes a Global Village Nashville, TN June 9, 2004

2 WorldED began as a collaboratively developed web site that provides a searchable interface for studying the evaluated education sites sponsored by groups from many countries outside the USA.

3 WorldED is now sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Center, Rutgers University Libraries. WorldED was initiated and continued by P. Libutti, Ronald Janz developed the reusable platform used in this site development. The initial typology and collection of sites were collaboratively developed by C. Chattoo, L. Haycock, S. Kirven, T. Kuchi, P. Libutti, C. Margulies,L. Murtha, and N. Stowell in Logo: Copyright Patricia O'Brien Libutti.

4 The impetus for developing WorldED was working with ThinkQuest and the students from 57 countries…

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6 Broad Search Categories in WorldED Instructional Tools Research Discipline Topical Site Features and more

7 Indexing Geographic Region Language, Audience, Sponsorship. Information included, when available, includes Updates.

8 [ Search] [Add a Website] [ Contacts] [ SCC] [ Instructor ] A deceptively simple search bar hides many options Instructor control of content added Ability of user to add a site, to be reviewed before appearing publicly. Search options: categories and text

9 Geographical Area Africa Asia Australia Caribbean Central America Europe Middle East Oceania North America South America Global Multi country Education Level Pre K below 5 years Kindergarten Primary Middle School High School College Graduate School Adult Education Type of Education Site Ministry of Education Commercial Site Syllabus or Course SchoolNet or TeacherNet Subject Guide Portal Global Portal Regional Curriculum Resource Journals Index or Database Association

10 Sponsorship Commercial Religious Organization Individual Company Individual Person Education Association Non Profit Government Publisher Media TV Research Comparative Intercultural Indigenous Psychological Statistical Program Instruction Reform Policy Analysis Theory Technology Teacher Education Features Discussion Forum Interactive Component Teaching Materials Video Downloads Audio E zine Virtual Museum Visit Photo Gallery Art Gallery Test or Assessment Textbook or Documents

11 Instructors Functions To view/edit/add new records in the review database, click the Review Database button. To view/delete records in the public database, click the Public Database button. After any changes are made to the public database, the database must be re-indexed. Click below to re-index. (May take several minutes) Click below to edit the subject classifications.

12 RECORD SAMPLE Site Name: INASP/ African Journals Online URL: Categories: Education Level: High School, College, Graduate School ; Geographical Area: Africa ; Higher Education: Arts,Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science,Science, Technology,Technology, Medicine, Multidisciplinary ; Languages: English and Country Language ; Sponsorship: Subjects K 12: Arts,Arts ; Languages ; Social Studies, Science,Science, Interdisciplinary ; Type of Education Site: Journals Index or Database ; Annotations: AJOL offers the tables of content and abstracts from scholarly journals published in Africa on: agricultural sciences and resource management, arts, culture, language and literature, health, science and technology and the social sciences. The site includes a fee-based document delivery service. Member countries of Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information ( PERI) do not pay fees for document delivery. Language(s): English and French. Publisher: INASP Contributor: S. Kirven Date of Submission:

13 Sample Sites: Compare education systems See childrens sites: alike and different See how American sites are re-issued in different contexts Notice the ways different countries treat the same issues Note the depth of research resources available on sites

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29 The information is varied and can be studied across shifting national priorities, as can be seen in the concluding slide The database is now in Stage Two: entering a critical mass of over 600 records.

30 Feel free to explore the database, and use the Contact key to let us know how we are doing!


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