Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. In 2002, UNESCO followed those leads choosing to name the subset of open content that was useful for teaching and learning “open educational resources,” instead of a name with “free” in the title.). What would higher education do in fall 2021? Preface.

Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

Edsurge

To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education. Department of Education about distance learning regulations. And for-profit education in the U.S.

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Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

Also…these opportunities would be accessible to every child…EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. I am a mother and aunt who is watching her kids being “tested to comatose state”, with zero access to technology.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”. These providers tend to have less formal education, according to the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. Matt Coe, special education teacher, Tennessee.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

When Colleges Sign ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Deals, Can Students and Professors Opt Out?

Edsurge

Yet the contract terms for these subscription arrangements—which some publishers call “inclusive access” programs—raise questions about whether publishers and colleges pressure students into participating.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access

CUE

CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access. – Advocacy Efforts Result in Passage of AJR 7 in CA State Legislature – Walnut Creek, Calif., To access AJR 7, which is now enrolled and chaptered as Resolution 151, click here.

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

eSchool News

A federal report on students’ home access to digital learning resources is months late, and ed-tech groups say the delay is impeding efforts to close the homework gap. ” Next page: Why low-income students could be even more at risk for losing internet access.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

CUE

Legislative Advocacy

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. First, the presenters agreed that while there are multiple potential uses for school technology, their main goal is to provide students with a competitive education.

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

Commit to writing 3 emails or letters to Congress, the Department of Education, or your state legislature regarding library and other literacy funding. of Education **AskArne@ed.gov** " Improving Literacy for School Libraries will no longer be available.

Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

CUE

SACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The resolution passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support. “In

CUE Advocates for All of Us

CUE

Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? These students need people, educators, to speak against the […]. Inspire News advocacy

New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap

CUE

Legislative Advocacy

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

COST: $95 /person - includes access to the live session as well as the recording, access to the attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. As an online educator she developed and offered a MOOC for the SJSU iSchool, and she coordinated two Library 2.0

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt. Second barrier is lack of access to digital high speed connections at home. We need to make sure people have a way to access the content. How can we budget for digital access for those who need it without budgeting for those who don''t? Equal access for children of poverty is an issue.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Webinars gives you access to the live Webinar, as well as any-time access to the recording afterward. We have two new Library 2.0

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? This blog post originally appeared on Tom Driscoll EDU.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. Making Computer Science Accessible for All.

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#AskExcelinEd: How has access to computer science education increased in the past year?

ExcelinEd

However, employers are finding these jobs hard to fill, forcing companies to miss out on growth, employees to miss out on good jobs and states to miss out on revenues for education and healthcare. Let’s invest in more computer science education.

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

techlearning

access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the ? Code.org Advocacy Coalition ?, of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. [

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a suburban district in Wisconsin leading some of the most advanced competency-based education (CBE) efforts in the country. Acting on this observation, she created opportunities for her teachers to speak to the board of education on their experiences and the benefits of CBE, which resonated with the community.

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Daisy Dyer Duerr @DaisyDyerDuerr reimagines what rural education can be. Rural education has a significant majority of perpetually impoverished counties in America. Additionally, only 55% of rural America has broadband access versus 94% of urban America.

Students sick of ‘lip service’ from universities over racism

The Hechinger Report

I think there is optimism based on this worldwide movement and the fact that there’s worldwide attention on the way Black folks have been treated in this country for hundreds of years now,” said Alim, who is the Midwest engagement manager for the Young Invincibles youth advocacy group.

5 common insights from state education leaders

eSchool News

I remember when State Education Agencies (SEAs) primarily focused on compliance. Department of Education taking a step back from leading on educational initiatives, more and more we’re seeing SEAs working harder than ever to ensure all students have access to quality education.