New learning playlist platform, designed for educators, includes collaborative and social learning tools as well as metrics to gauge resource effectiveness and user progress.
A company that provides a platform for helping schools to deliver online learning to their students as part of blended learning programs will be adding meta-data to digital media in the archives of Associated Press for use in classrooms.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Reference resource publisher Gale has announced it will offer Classroom in Context (CLiC) resources to support the efforts of schools seeking to transition to digital curriculum.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
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.
Ed tech professionals offer five tips for approaching professional development that will help smooth the way to adoption of open educational resources.
- By Bridget McCrea
Knovation will integrate stories and multimedia on current events from Youngzine into netTrekker Search and icurio.
Educational assessment provider CTB/McGraw-Hill is integrating BrainPop's animated educational resources for K-8 students into its Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.
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.
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.
- By Bridget McCrea
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.