A virtual high school in Utah shuns textbooks and relies on open content for 100 percent of its coursework.
- By Bridget McCrea
RM Education has released RM Slate, a tablet designed for K-12 schools, and RM Math Aligned, an online math curriculum and learning management system.
Kentucky is partnering with Pearson to create a Common Core State Standards-aligned digital learning repository.
Lexia has released Lexia Reading 7.1, an update to the company's reading instruction and assessment software.
BitTorrent and the Khan Academy have partnered to make more than 2,000 educational videos available for free through a video catalog app.
Lampasas Independent School District has moved to a WAN-based video on demand system to deliver multimedia educational materials to its classrooms.
Global Grid for Learning, a unit of Cambridge University Press, is teaming up with Moodlerooms to provide access to a digital media repository through the joule learning management system.
PBS will develop achievement-oriented content especially for the New York City Department of Education's School of One (So1) with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. School of One is an experiment in personalizing education using multiple modalities of instruction, allowing students to learn at their own pace and according to their own respective strengths and weaknesses.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Ed tech developer Age of Learning has launched a new online education portal designed for the youngest students. The site, ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, brings a full online curriculum to preschoolers and kindergarten students for use in schools and at home.
PBS Newshour is expanding a mentoring program it began last year to connect students with news professionals in public broadcasting, a program that's tied in with the students' schools through a curriculum focusing on media literacy and digital media production.