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June 09, 2015

MOOC Provider edX Moves to Boost 'Open' Status of Its Content

The "MOOC" provider edX is allowing authors of its content to license their materials as "open educational resources."

May 05, 2015

U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs '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.

April 30, 2015

Ed-Tech Developers Win Contracts to Develop 'Open' Resources for States

Ten technology developers have won contracts to develop units for a group of states seeking "open educational resources."

April 06, 2015

Open Ed. Resources Provider Lumen Learning Gets Cash Infusion

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.

October 31, 2014

Consumer Group Dissects Google's Stance on Net Neutrality

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.

August 06, 2014

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

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.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

June 12, 2014

Diplomacy Through MOOCs? Iran Regains Access to U.S.-Based Courses

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

April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

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