Ford invests $1 million in EDCAR service for classrooms

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PBS has received a $1 million Ford Foundation grant to support the development of EDCAR, public TV’s planned online repository of short instructional videos and other “learning objects” for classroom use, net execs said in the kickoff of its Showcase conference in Baltimore today. In an EDCAR pilot, stations have begun loading instructional resources into the online system, which shares a back-end infrastructure with the PBS Video Portal launched in April. More on this in this week’s Current and in coming days on this blog. Earlier EDCAR story.