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

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade.

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

iterating toward openness

These are purchasing programs in which “institutions are signing up whole classes of students to automatically receive digital course materials at a discounted rate, rather than purchasing individually.” Errors in materials cannot be corrected in a timely manner.

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From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

iterating toward openness

” This is not the first example, nor will it be the last example, of peer-reviewed research demonstrating that OER plus a system that provides opportunities to engage in online interactive practice results in better student learning than OER alone.

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Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

No longer relegated to using textbooks as their core instructional materials, teachers look to their institutions for help selecting, aggregating, and then delivering relevant content to their pupils. Powell points to Facebook’s recent move into the K-12 space as an example.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

It’s essentially a vestige of colonialism,” said Roberto Jiménez Rivera, a rare example of a native Puerto Rican from modest means who went to college on the mainland, where he now is an assistant director of admissions at Tufts University.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. Some of these areas that are popular for investment do coincide with the popular narratives about “the future of education” – “everyone should learn to code,” for example. ” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms.