Eduworks maintains an active research program focused on government and educational applications. This program has been supported since 2003 by the National Science Foundation, the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative, and private investment.
Our first set of research initiatives resulted in a deeper understanding of content reuse and repurposing and how learning technology interoperability standards work in real-world situations. Our more recent research has focused on applications of text and document analysis to finding and organizing contextually appropriate learning resources. Motivated by these problems we have developed new and scalable techniques for keyword generation, metadata extraction, topic detection, document deconstruction, and competency matching.
Our research program has created significant value for our sponsors and our commercial customers. Our content conversion offerings use know-how gained through our research program, and our competency engine is built on core semantic technologies that have resulted in part from research projects. Our work on reusability has benefited multiple STEM educational digital libraries represented at www.nsdl.org, our semantic technology helps soldiers find the right training and our content conversion services have extended the life of many millions of dollars worth of eLearning courses. Nothing pleases us more than turning leading-edge research into well-designed products that solve high-value problems!
Automatically staffing a team from different service branches and recommending skill gap training.
Measuring and understanding reuse and repurposing of learning assets on the Web.
Investigating the use of open standards to represent and package learning content