The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom

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For the past three years, I’ve been leading work around Open Educational Resources (OER) and the role that instructional materials play in teaching and learning. Some district leaders have never considered how traditional materials like […]. The post The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom appeared first on OnCUE. Learn conference cue bold Featured Speaker instructional materials OER

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

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How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Teachers often spend many hours at night or on weekends searching the internet for good instructional materials – or just good ideas about how to meld online learning into their classrooms. Sometimes, they consult curation sites that have evaluated these materials; sometimes they just consult other teachers on what they use. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials.

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The top 10 school IT leader concerns

eSchool News

Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Districts are turning to digital learning materials. Nearly 90 percent of respondents expect their instructional materials to be at least 50 percent digital within the next three years.

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Comments on the US DoEd Proposed Rule – Open Textbook Pilot Program

Iterating Toward Openness

I hold a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. I am the founder of the Open Education Conference, which recently met for its 16 th annual convening. The proposed definition of “open textbook” reads, in part: “An open textbook may also include a variety of open educational resources or materials used by instructors in the development of a course and those learning activities necessary for successful completion of a course by students.

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of top technology officers at colleges, released on Thursday, 81 percent believe that open educational resources will be an important source for instructional material in the next five years. “The OER movement is still young.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Oregonian : “Arguing that the NCAA and the Pac–12 Conference ‘actively concealed’ the ‘debilitating long-term dangers of concussions ’ from generations of college football players, lawyers for a former Oregon Ducks football player filed a suit Tuesday that is seeking to reach a class-action status and cover five decades of players.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics.