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.”
The Portland, Ore.-based company provides open educational resources for about 50 high-enrollment subjects on college campuses, with plans to expand that number to 75.
A consumer group is urging the giant technology services company Google to take a stronger stance in supporting net neutrality—the idea of a free and openly accessible Internet.
Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners’ abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.
OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.