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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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