OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024

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It’s popular to predict the death of the textbook—and these days even textbook providers seem eager to move away from their age-old publishing model. Perhaps we’re in the zombie phase of textbook publishing, when commercial texts are walking corpses that never get fully eradicated.

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America can’t reach its higher ed goals if it excludes its young Latino population

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By 2024, Latinos will make up nearly three in 10 students. Deborah Santiago. The job market today requires education beyond a high school degree. We encourage our kids that if they can “dream it, they can do it.”.

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Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

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million computing jobs by 2024. “I can barely fix a printer. If there is a non-tech way to do something, I will find it,” says Shanti Williams, a teacher at P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Williams may have never considered herself to be a "tech person," but she recognized the value of code and discovered how a supportive community could empower her and her students to learn.

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Lumen Learning’s David Wiley recently predicted that OER will eradicate textbooks in community colleges by 2024, forcing companies to redefine “affordable” with new products, such as MindTap ACE from Cengage. Disruptive forces in academic publishing have turned traditional models on their heads.

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Inside the unique STEM school for students with learning difficulties

eSchool News

Eye-opening statistics about career readiness are seemingly everywhere these days, and nowhere is that more apparent than when it comes to the future of STEM, where jobs are rapidly growing — up to 17 percent from 2014 to 2024 by one estimate — and could reach 8.6