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Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at [link]. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek , Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


Curating OER. It often refers to the gathering and contextualizing of OER to replace expensive traditional texts and to include them in learning management systems. Clearly, curation is not only about OER. For one thing, not all OER are created equally good and not all commercial products are at all bad.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

In a recent edWebinar , presenters from Idaho and Pennsylvania discussed how state and district leadership support digital learning opportunities and implement digital materials. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning.