David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

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The nation’s school districts spend about $46 billion less per year on facility upkeep than is needed to maintain “healthy and safe” learning environments, according to a 2016 report from the 21st Century School Fund, a research and advocacy organization.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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In 2009, Gates gave half a million to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which describes itself as New England’s largest education-focused philanthropy, to lead a four-state effort to remake the region’s schools.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

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At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It The idea that young children need to move a lot is fairly intuitive to anyone who has ever spent time in the company of a child under age eight. APPLETON, Wisc.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This part about a government-created “fake university” caught my eye: Xilong Zhu, 27, who came from China in 2009 to attend college in the United States, enlisted in the Army and was caught in an immigration dragnet involving a fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security to catch brokers of fraudulent student visas. “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable?

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

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Child advocacy groups and other non-profits, who often oversee the deals and sometimes serve as guarantors, say the arrangements encourage officials to embrace interventions with good track records. Students in a Granite School District preschool classroom learn about the letter T.