Online Learning Update

March 6, 2014

7 Things To Know Before Using Open Educational Resources

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By jaybarrett, Edudemic

Instead of being required to use state money for state-adopted materials like textbooks, Texas school districts can now choose which instructional materials to purchase. Having this option, Amarillo Independent School District chose to shelve textbooks at its Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning and invest in a 1:1 iPad initiative, venturing into the ever-growing world of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online. Our goals with OER are to find the best possible course materials to engage our students, improve academic achievement, and save the district money.

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