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OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

News about Open Education Resources (OER) any other education materials with permissive usage licenses that allow them to be re-mixed and re-purposed for learning.


California Adopts #GoOpen, Picks Declara as Partner on Statewide Collaboration Platform
THE SUNSHINE STATE has taken some big steps towards becoming more acquainted with open education resources, or OERs. This week, California became the 16th state to join the #GoOpen initiative, with the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announcing that he and his team were also launching Collaboration in Common, an online professional learning community for teachers to exchange resources...
13 States Announce #GoOpen Initiatives
MORE AND MORE OPEN: The United States Department of Education's effort to advocate for open educational resource (OER) usage is gaining momentum. Back in October 2015, the #GoOpen initiative kicked off with 10 school districts pledging to use OERs during the 2016-2017 school year...
Teachers Can Submit Open Resources to the Learning Registry with #ParticipateOER
PARTICIPATION MEDAL: Participate Learning has launched #ParticipateOER, an initiative on Twitter that allows teachers to submit open educational resources to the Learning Registry via Twitter. The hashtag comes as a part of the #GoOpen campaign encouraging states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials...
Amazon Education to Launch Marketplace for Open Education Resources
NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE: Amazon is testing a tool that it says can help teachers navigate the jungles of open educational resources (OER), reports EdWeek Market brief. Speaking at a conference organized by the School Superintendents Association, Andrew Joseph, co-founder of TenMarks and Vice President of Strategic Relations for Amazon Education, shared details around a new platform, dubbed “Amazon Inspire,” that is set to launch by May...
OpenEd Integrates with Learning Management Systems
WE LOVE INTEGRATION: Goodbye multiple browsers, hello single sign-on. For fans of OpenEd.com: The company yesterday announced that its free online resources (we're talking hundreds of thousands of resources) are now integrated with several LMSs—Canvas by Instructure, Moodle, Otus Plus, Schoology, Edmodo and more...