Educational Technology

March 2, 2016

Federal #GoOpen Campaign Gains Support from Districts, Tech Sector

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By Dennis Pierce, THE Journal

40 school districts and 13 states now involved in the push to use open educational resources. The United States Department of Education’s push to have schools use open educational resources (OER) is building momentum. “Since we launched #GoOpen on October 29th, we’ve seen real energy around this topic in K-12 education,” said Andrew Marcinek, chief open education advisor at ED, who oversees the initiative. #GoOpen kicked off with 10 school districts having pledged to replace at least one textbook with openly licensed digital resources for the 2016-2017 school year, and with six “ambassador districts” that are already using OER promising to mentoring these launch districts.

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