OPEN UP RESOURCES RELEASES ITS FIRST FREE OER CURRICULUM

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Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math is a problem-based curriculum that fosters discussion-filled classrooms and encourages students to show their mathematical thinking in multiple ways. It is the first curriculum made openly available by Open Up Resources, which was founded to develop new high-quality alternatives to curricula offered by traditional publishers, and to increase equity in education by distributing these materials freely, as OER.

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Consolidation, collaboration or closure? How colleges stay alive in 2018

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Purdue and Kaplan University stunned the higher education world. Terah Crews: Active-learning classroom technology. With voice and video monitoring devices becoming ubiquitous in American homes, technology companies will take increasing steps to collaborate with institutions to adapt voice assistants and develop new devices for active learning classrooms. The last year certainly turned in its share of surprises. Prominent full-time MBA and law programs folded.

Consolidation, Collaboration or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018

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Purdue and Kaplan University stunned the higher education world. Terah Crews: Active-learning classroom technology. With voice and video monitoring devices becoming ubiquitous in American homes, technology companies will take increasing steps to collaborate with institutions to adapt voice assistants and develop new devices for active learning classrooms. The last year certainly turned in its share of surprises. Prominent full-time MBA and law programs folded.

This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

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It’s led by a tandem of familiar faces in the edtech investing scene: Learn Capital partner-and-everyman Michael Staton, and Don Burton, who has built his own portfolio of dozens of startups through his time running the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator and EDGE Edtech Accelerator. The group’s website notes that its mission is to create “playbooks that translate scientific research on character development into daily classroom practice.” Morning yoga, evening karaoke.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Marquette University was justified in disciplining a professor who had publicly rebuked a graduate teaching assistant over her handling of classroom discussions of homosexuality, a state judge ruled on Thursday.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “There’s a Reason the Purdue - Kaplan Deal Sounds Too Good to Be True.” Education Politics.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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This panel asks how this technology might expand the walls of the classroom—or isolate students from the learning environment. Attendees will also hear from other speakers including Heather Hiles (Deputy Dir Solutions for Postsecondary at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Bror Saxberg (CLO at Kaplan), and more. A Debate on “Open” Educational Resources : Can free and open educational resources (OER) save students money without compromising their content or value?

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The NAACP endorses OER. Purdue University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. A report via Google Research : “ Unconscious Bias in the Classroom.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.”

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An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed from EAB’s Melanie Hoe : “What the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Means for You.” ” Via Education Dive : “The Purdue-Kaplan Earthquake.” ” “More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction ,” says the Census Bureau. ” Via NPR : “How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom.” (National) Education Politics.

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His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. And before you sic your PR team on me, yes, I realize that Purdue Global is not a for-profit, even though it’s mostly a rebranded Kaplan. Speaking of bro culture company tech, “ Oculus is bringing its Rift and Go VR headsets to classrooms around the world,” says The Verge. ” “Fiddling with Time in Classrooms: Whatever Happened to Block Scheduling ?”