The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) found that more states are providing guidance to help districts select and implement digital instructional materials.
College learning materials publisher FlatWorld releases a customizable textbook; supplemental education company Infobase acquires Credo Reference; OER courseware provider Lumen raises funds.
Tech training company Galvanize has raised $7 million in a funding round led by ABS Capital Partners and University Ventures, and Canadian publisher Nelson has forged yet another education-focused partnership.
District IT leaders’ involvement in purchasing digital content for core curriculum, formative assessment and other areas is rising, and an overwhelming majority see “open” content as part of the instructional mix, a COSN survey shows.
Districts are looking for “playlist”-style curriculum customized to student needs, but they also want the option for large-scale adoption of “open” education resources, a new Education Week special report finds.
More than three-quarters of teachers say their districts either recommended or required use of some materials through EngageNY, an open education resource aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Open Up Resources, a nonprofit vowing to compete with commercial publishers for contracts, is partnering with EL Education to provide English/language arts content.
Tracy Weeks, the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, talks with Marketplace K-12 about shifting state and local demands for academic content.
Find out what schools and districts really want from digital content providers in this webinar featuring insight from top K-12 education officials, and exclusive data from EdWeek Market Brief.
Vermont wants a company to build it a website for open educational resources, for free. A New Jersey district is looking for instructional materials and PD services to help educators whose students struggle with phonetics.