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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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

edWeb.net

In addition, the number of schools and districts using OER continues to rise. With the continued emphasis on reading at grade level by third grade, schools are looking for their elementary materials to focus on phonics. edWeb Blog instructional materials oer research Technology

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

From helping lawyers scan hundreds of documents and predicting which are the most useful to a case, to helping doctors analyze massive amounts of data to develop treatment plans for patients, AI can perform in seconds tasks that would normally take hours of human effort. Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. Many in edtech celebrate the potential of adaptive learning platforms to change how students learn.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. ” Via Campus Technology : “ NYC Data Science Academy Launches Online Bootcamp.” “ 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.

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Via Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” ” Via the AP : “ Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The NAACP endorses OER. Senators Introduce Bill to Keep Government Research Data Publicly Available (Preserving Data in Government Act).” ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “A pending Connecticut law will now mandate that the University of Connecticut and the state’s four other public universities publicly release data on which transfer student credits they accept and which they reject.” Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Start Holding Weekly Data Conferences ,” says Edsurge. (National) Education Politics.

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Via Mindshift : “What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data ?” Via Edsurge : “Chasing China ’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale.”

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