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.
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.
A new iPad app feature tied in to Facebook is designed to help students with ADHD combat procrastination and stay on task.
The emergence of open educational resources and the implications for learning
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 has unveiled a teacher toolkit for Study Island, a software-as-a-service tool that provides instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting.
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.
- By Caitlin Moriarity
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.
- By Stephen Noonoo