Thirteen states and 40 districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education's open education resource initiative, which includes a commitment to replace textbooks with free digital learning resources.
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February 27, 2016
January 13, 2016
When it comes to collecting and using big data, education and professional sports have a surprising amount to learn from each other.
October 29, 2015
A proposed federal regulation would require any content developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to be openly licensed.
October 20, 2015
Despite formidable barriers to adoption, a recent study suggests micro-credentials and digital badges could revamp teachers' professional development.
September 15, 2015
Andrew Marcinek will advise state and district officials, content developers, and others on the free, re-usable instructional materials.
August 26, 2015
Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.
June 10, 2015
MOOC provider edX says it will take steps to allow its authors to license their content as "open educational resources."
May 05, 2015
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
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 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.