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Ideas and the Public Space

The emergence of open educational resources and the implications for learning

MPLC Intros Blanket Movie Performance License for K-12

Copyright licensing agency Motion Picture Licensing Corp. (MPLC) has debuted a new umbrella license for K-12 day schools that allows public performance of motion pictures on campus inside and outside the classroom.

Archipelago Learning Releases Teacher Toolkit for Study Island

Archipelago Learning has unveiled a teacher toolkit for Study Island, a software-as-a-service tool that provides instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting.

$7 Million CFY Grants To Advance OER for Low-Income Communities

CFY, a national educational nonprofit, will use $7 million in grants it's received for the development and distribution of online educational resources for K-12 students in low-income communities throughout the country.

Khan Academy Talks Analytics, OER, and iPads

THE Journal Associate Editor Stephen Noonoo recently spoke with Khan Academy's Matt Wahl, who splits his time between the products and implementation teams, about the newly released iPad app, using data in the classroom, and how the company thinks schools can finally dump the "sage on the stage" model once and for all.

Maple 16 Adds Improved Visualizations, Algorithms

Maplesoft has released a new version of math software tool Maple, used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

MentorMob Lets Instructors Compile Learning Playlists

A new Web 2.0 service facilitates compilation of "learning playlists" containing links to articles and videos that educators can make available to their students and others.

BrightStar Reader Debuts in the US

BrightStar Learning has made the BrightStar Reader, an online application designed to help students with disabilities improve reading and comprehension, available in the United States.

TED Launches TED-Ed To Help Spread Lessons Beyond the Classroom

TED, the non-profit organization known for its captivating conferences and thought-provoking sub-20-minute videos on a tapestry of ideas, has launched a new education initiative for K-12, college, and lifelong learning.

Outercurve Foundation Adds ChonoZoom to Research Accelerators Library

The Outercurve Foundation has accepted the ChronoZoom big history project, an open source effort designed to make historical connections easier to grasp, after the project was offered to the foundation by the University of California, Berkeley, Moscow State University, and Microsoft Research.

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