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. This is where context matters most for the OER movement.

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Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

by EZ EdTech! technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. LPS is a promising example of the substantial gains that can come from using edtech innovations to redesign instruction.

On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire.

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On Research – a #dLRN15 (and beyond) reflection

Improving Education Environments

Some research, some advocacy, some activism, some reflection, some public policy, some VC partners? I would take this one step further — the dominant paradigm of EdTech keynotes is not either dystopian or utopian , but giving the audience the utopia or dystopia they desire.

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

And of course there are other vendors, like Elsevier and Wiley (like Jones Soda and RC) and openly-licensed resources known as OER, or open education resources (which are something like a Sodastream homebrew). If you make it too expensive, colleges are going to look harder at OER,” she said.

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I am the Founder of #MexEdChat and I have been an ISTE Edtech Advisor. Dana is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014.

Hack Education Weekly News

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A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” ” From the EdTech Researcher blog : “ Project Based Learning as Mindset.” iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? Edsurge’s coverage of Top Hat’s OER news is also in the Betteridge’s Law section above. As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.” “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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” Via Education Week : “New federal data show a continuing deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a broad range of indicators, findings that follow years of efforts by government and advocacy groups to level the playing field in U.S. Via Edsurge : “Chasing China ’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale.” Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”

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