If you're a teacher, you probably have noticed that it can be difficult to find the right resources online to help students learn about specific topics. For example, a search for "circumference of a circle" brings up several million results, much of them completely non-useful. This problem has been worked on for the last year and a half by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons, working together on a project called the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a "framework that will provide filters by which teachers, students, and parents can conduct targeted searches for learning resources and find exactly the materials they need."
The LRMI initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and has been submitted for adoption to Schema.org, an organization formed by Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and other search entities for a better search experience. Through the month of October, you have the chance to give your opinion to publishing and search companies on how you think search could be done better - and by doing so, you might just win a $25 Amazon gift card. Check out the EASE site, add your opinion, and find out more about this intriguing new push for a better search experience.