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Learning Resources


Skype in the Classroom Expands Resources with Addition of New Partners

Skype in the Classroom, a free online community providing educational enrichment opportunities for teachers and students, has announced new collaborations with Penguin Group, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day, Save the Children, and Science Museum, London.

Knovation Adds Youngzine Media

Knovation will integrate stories and multimedia on current events from Youngzine into netTrekker Search and icurio.

Teaching with OER: 5 Tips for Professional Development Planning

Ed tech professionals offer five tips for approaching professional development that will help smooth the way to adoption of open educational resources.

CTB/McGraw-Hill and BrainPop Join Forces on Instructional Resources

Educational assessment provider CTB/McGraw-Hill is integrating BrainPop's animated educational resources for K-8 students into its Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

MIT, Khan Academy Partner on Instructional Videos

MIT and Khan Academy have partnering on an initiative called MIT+K12. As part of the collaboration, which began July 2011, videos produced by students of the Cambridge, MA-based university will be available through the academy's Web site.

Running a School on Open Educational Resources

A public school in Utah is relying on open educational resources for roughly 90 percent of its instructional content. DeLaina Tonks, director, discusses the school's OER strategies and reveals how the innovative institution works through the challenges associated with open content.

OER: Bridge to Success Project To Provide Open Access to Math Fundamentals Education

Open Learning: Bridge to Success (B2S), a project that provides free and open educational resources, has been awarded $750,000 to help students who are struggling with mathematics so they can go on to complete their education.

Equella 5.2 Adds Improved Search REST APIs

International education and learning programs provider Pearson has upgraded its Equella digital repository system to version 5.2 by enhancing key elements of the product designed to help users search, create, and manage material online.

iPad App Helps Students with ADHD Stay on Task

A new iPad app feature tied in to Facebook is designed to help students with ADHD combat procrastination and stay on task.

Ideas and the Public Space

The emergence of open educational resources and the implications for learning