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The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) is initiating way for digital content for school broadband project.
NCTE is calling for multiple content suppliers to deliver digital versions of traditional reference materials like dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias, as well as multimedia software, which uses video and audio to enhance the learning experience. Department of Education and Science has developed the Scoilnet for both primary and secondary schools to make central portal for online. Skool.ie and TeachNet.ie are two other Irish learning sites, which are very popular among classroom and teachers. The NCTE is also participating in a new EU-funded project on sharing educational content. EU has launched Metadata Ecology Learning and Teaching (MELT), a search interface for repositories of educational data. The project involves 12 Education Ministries, relevant regional bodies as well as commercial and non-profit developers of learning content. The aim of the project is to bring critical mass of educational materials, which would be tagged and made free for teachers and students of European schools.