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May 05, 2015

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate's ESEA Draft

Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Tammy Baldwin support the inclusion of an amendment to the ESEA that would encourage the use of "open educational resources."

April 20, 2015

Ed-Tech Groups Give Thumbs Up to K-12 Tech Amendment in ESEA Rewrite

Although it's just a first step, bipartisan support for the "I-TECH" amendment by the Senate Education Committee is seen as positive by ed-tech advocates.

April 06, 2015

Lumen Learning's Open Ed. Resources to Expand With New Funding

Lumen Learning announced that it has raised $2.5 million in private equity, funding that it says will help support its continued development of open educational resources.

December 19, 2014

Educators Weigh Merits of Chromebooks, iPads in Twitter Chat

Guests Holly Clark and Kyle Pace debated Chromebooks versus iPads in an #EWedchat this week. Chat participants discussed the pros and cons of each device and shared resources for educators.

October 03, 2014

Teacher Union, Popular Ed-Tech Startup Join Forces

Clever will provide single-sign on access to many free online educational resources, including the American Federation of Teachers' lesson-sharing website.

August 25, 2014

Gauging the Academic Payoff, Per Dollar, From Open Ed. Resources

David Wiley, a supporter of open-educational resources, argues that the free materials easily top commercial resources when judged by "learning outcomes per dollar."

August 12, 2014

Minecraft MOOCs for Teachers Part of Ed-Tech Company's Push Into K-12

Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

June 13, 2014

Revised Trade Sanctions Mean Access to U.S.-Based MOOCs for Iranian Students

Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the United States' authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.

June 11, 2014

Report Calls For Clarity on Ownership of Teachers' Digital Content

To promote innovation, states and districts need clear policies on how teacher-created digital lessons are copyrighted and licensed, according to a new report.

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