Open educational resources — viewed by many as challenger to commercial resources — are encouraged through the recently passed, sweeping ESSA federal statute.
A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials.
A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources.
Federal and state governments can improve students’ ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
Any digital educational materials created with federal grants would have to be openly licensed if a proposed Department of Education regulation is adopted.
District finance officials met to discuss their challenges and new initiatives, including working with educators on aligning expenditures and educational goals.
Andrew Marcinek will serve in the U.S. Department of Education’s office of ed tech, working with school and state leaders, educators, and developers.
The “MOOC” provider edX is allowing authors of its content to license their materials as “open educational resources.”
“Open educational resources,” an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S. Senate’s version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Ten technology developers have won contracts to develop units for a group of states seeking “open educational resources.”