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Open Education Resources: Where do I begin?

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June 06, 2016 12:29 pm

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Open Education- Where do I begin

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. With support from ED, state leaders, and new platforms for curation and discovery, there has never been a more exciting time to rethink traditional, static instructional materials. Open Education Resources were the highlight of this Future Ready webinar as they align to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear of the Future Ready Framework. From equity, to cost, to teacher empowerment, many benefits of open resources exist.

Those who call Open Education Resources “free” are misguided. Developing and refining curriculum takes time and the expertise of many involved. Whether supplementing purchased adaptive content, or creating their own, districts can leverage high quality, open content to benefit students. So, where should district leaders interested in open education begin?

Read this full post at http://futureready.org/open/.

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