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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

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.

Maple 16 Adds Improved Visualizations, Algorithms

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

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