Guest Posted May 31, 2006 Share Posted May 31, 2006 I received the following mail today regarding the Education Forum. It seems we are no longer regarded as an educational content provider; "Dear Content Provider, Becta, as the lead agency for shaping and delivering the e-Strategy has been tasked with developing strategic advice and co-ordination of a resource discovery strategy. This resource discovery strategy will aim to ensure practitioners and learners have access to systems, channels and networks so that they can easily select and access appropriate, high-quality content. In providing best practice guidance as this strategy develops, Becta will review how it provides access to content through its own systems, channels and networks. The first element of this review is to rationalise our services. You will be aware of the recent closure of the National Grid for Learning as part of this process. Further activity is now underway to review the scope of the content types included in the repository Becta manages, the partnerships which will be developed around it and our responsibility for Curriculum Online. The repository will be focused on high-quality, free resources for practical application in a teaching and learning context. This means that some sites which had been included in the National Grid for Learning now fall outside the scope of the revised repository. As a result of our initial review we have found that your site lies outside of the scope for the repository. This decision does not imply any criticism of your site. It is because we are only including sites where the primary purpose is to provide resources freely available online. These resources are not be dependent upon or purchases, donations or subscriptions. May I also remind you that all references to the NGFL, logos and links need to be removed from your site. We would like this to be completed by 30th June,2006. To help with this process it would be useful to consider * Does your site list the NGFL within a useful links section? * Does your site link to the NGFL either within local navigation or from within the content itself? * Do you use the RSS feeds service provided by the NGFL? * Do you make reference to the NGFL in the content? I hope that this is helpful in understanding why your site is no longer included in our repository. If you have any queries about the new service please contact us at email@example.com Yours sincerely, Michelle Morris" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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