The Research and Education Space (RES) project provides an open platform built by the BBC. This means that anyone can make use of the index data and interpret it to build useful products and services aimed at UK education and research. We are already working with ambitious and innovative product developers to create digital educational experiences that will inspire learners, teachers and researchers by using applications powered by the RES platform. We’d like to hear more ideas from you, so please get in touch to find out how you can incorporate RES into your products at RESFeedback@bbc.co.uk.
You will find guidance and documentation for application developers, data contributors and users of RES in the developer guides. RES offers a free, openly licensed index of cultural assets from some of the world's leading cultural institutions. Images, TV and radio programmes, podcasts, documents, text, pre-formatted teaching materials, and more are all being indexed by RES. Plug RES into your product and you will instantly add value to your product and for your audience.
Our aim is to enable the production of products so that teachers looking to illustrate lesson plans will find a rich, carefully organised, properly licensed collection of relevant material. Students wanting to illustrate their coursework will find it incredibly easy to find the exact photo or video they need. Academics will be able to engage with specialist audio-visual resources that have been hitherto inaccessible.
Although we don’t always know who is using a product powered by RES, so far we’ve worked with the following companies to include aspects of the RES project in their products. Get in touch at RESFeedback@bbc.co.uk if you’re powered by RES and want to be included here.
In 2014, BBC Connected Studio invited developers, digital agencies and start-ups to help build prototypes for the Research and Education Space platform. The following three prototypes were commissioned: