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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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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks.

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An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

iterating toward openness

I now have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of general education courses and some specific degree programs will transition entirely to OER in US higher ed. see this article on the $400 textbook ) for open educational resources (OER).

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

I’m imagining a school environment where students get to bring their own device, and they have access to different learning resources over the internet. In some educational systems where bringing devices to schools is a school offence, there has to be a change.

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Why the United States Poses No Competition to Singapore in International Education Race

The 21st Century Principal

The country’s prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, states in the article that while his country performed reasonably well on the latest PISA assessments, they must keep up the efforts of continual educational improvement. Perhaps we’re too busy chasing educational fads and fashions and magical silver bullets to pose much of a threat to Singapore or any of those other countries at the top of the PISA list. What do our education reformers want to do?

Illustrative Mathematics Introduces IM Certification Program to Meet Demand for High-Quality, Job-Embedded Professional Development for Teachers

techlearning

Our IM Certification program is held to the same high standards as our curriculum, and it reflects the latest research on best practices for supporting professional learning for mathematics educators.”

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder

NeverEndingSearch

How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? The open access, collaborative portal facilitates the sharing and adapting of research assignments for librarians who teach.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological.

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Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

edWeb.net

This new role for educators is a direct outcome of the data-driven classroom and the quest for accountability. Key characteristics include real-time updates, quality data in and out, educator and school control of the data, and flexibility in reporting. Teacher. Classroom facilitator.

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TEA Update: New Options with Digital Content in Texas

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Notes from a TCEA 2011 Concurrent Session John Lopez Texas Education Agency All TEA Power Points from TCEA will be uploaded to TCEA Project Share group for this conference. Format of digital materials being submitted is all over the map. Will be effective September 1 - Appropriation is end of May so the timeline will be very compressed for getting materials to classrooms in the Fall. digital content tcea tcea 2011 teacher education