Districts in Washington state are experimenting with a mix of traditional commercial and openly licensed resources, says Barbara Soots, who oversees support of OER in schools.
Despite new flexibility provided by the federal government, K-12 systems face complicated decisions in preparing for the the eventual loss of emergency stimulus aid.
A new EdWeek Market Brief survey found there’s a growing number of educators who say their districts are unlikely to ever support entirely online training.
International private school chains have experienced explosive growth in the last five years, creating new revenue opportunities for education companies.
Two years into the pandemic, educators are asking for help mastering tech tools and platforms that were thrust on them during the worst of COVID.
The consumer protection agency vowed to keep checks on an industry it said is “dominated by the commercial surveillance business model.”
Startup Class Technologies has acquired Anthology’s Blackboard Collaborate, and India-based Byju’s company Great Learning has acquired Northwest Executive Education.
The European Union last month came to an agreement on the Digital Services Act , which would set stricter protections on data privacy and tech company accountability.
The Saint Paul School District in Minnesota was forced to move to virtual PD during the pandemic, but it still sees many advantages to face-to-face support, says Craig Anderson, the district’s executive director of the office of teaching and learning.
The funding is part of a $7 billion federal stimulus measure created last year to boost student and teacher connectivity away from school.