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The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. Also via NPR : “From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan , A School With Real Classrooms.” Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. Fees to join the Flipped Learning Global Initiative are $5000/year.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, The Flipped Classroom".