OPEN UP RESOURCES RELEASES ITS FIRST FREE OER CURRICULUM

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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. Formerly the K–12 OER Collaborative, Open Up Resources partners with the country’s foremost materials experts to create superb instructional materials, then equips districts with the support they need to implement with fidelity.

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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. Mike Berlin: At the beginning of every year, experts proclaim that this is going to be the year of OER, and each year market forces and a lack of solutions with product-market fit have resulted in that prediction not coming true. The last year certainly turned in its share of surprises. Prominent full-time MBA and law programs folded. Whole colleges closed, as did well-known bootcamps.

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

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Purdue and Kaplan University stunned the higher education world. Mike Berlin: At the beginning of every year, experts proclaim that this is going to be the year of OER, and each year market forces and a lack of solutions with product-market fit have resulted in that prediction not coming true. The last year certainly turned in its share of surprises. Prominent full-time MBA and law programs folded. Whole colleges closed, as did well-known bootcamps.

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. Maia Sharpley , who spent 9 years as vice president for strategy and innovation with Kaplan , is now a full partner with Learn Capital. Morning yoga, evening karaoke. No, it’s not a spa vacation.

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More on last week’s Purdue and Kaplan deal: “ Purdue ’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries – especially among faculty groups – about blurred lines between public and private higher ed,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “There’s a Reason the Purdue - Kaplan Deal Sounds Too Good to Be True.” Education Politics.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The as-yet unnamed online university resulting from the proposed acquisition of Kaplan University by Purdue University has set discounted tuition rates for in-state students and free tuition for Purdue employees.” Saxberg had previously been the Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan (and Edsurge, when covering the news , fails to disclose its financial ties to Kaplan ). (National) Education Politics.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know

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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? It’s that time of year again.

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Via The Washington Post : “A hiccup in Purdue ’s acquisition of for-profit Kaplan University.” ” Via The Journal & Courier : “Purdue disputes claims Kaplan deal leaves taxpayers on hook.” ” Elsewhere in proprietary OER , via Inside Higher Ed : “ Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.”

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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. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? Not much,” says The LA Times’ Joy Resmovits.

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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.” ” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.

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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. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. The President has colored his flag wrong.