Open educational resources (OER's) and the #GoOpen initiative are going to have a profound impact on education in the United States. Dr. Robert Dillon discusses the #GoOpen initiative and how there is a good chance it will take hold due to a variety of conditions.
You have probably heard of open educational resources, or OER's, but perhaps you don't know what it means. This factsheet looks at OER's through the lens of the Five R Framework that was developed by David Wiley.
If you are tired and bored of using the same resources year after year then you need to check out the #GoOpen movement. This press release from the U.S. Department of Education outlines their plan to work with a number of different companies to help make openly licensed materials available to teachers. This will help districts reallocate funds for technology that have typically been spent on textbooks.
What teacher doesn't like quality lessons and resources that are free? This resources is a digital library that allows teachers to download resources that other teachers have shared or to upload resources they wish to share with others.
The Open Education Resource initiative is about to take the country by storm! This article explains what open educational resources are and why they are important in education. There are links to dozens of resources to OER's for a number of subject areas.