Open Source Solutions


How Washington Is Using OERs to Support Common Core

Karl Nelson is the director of the Digital Learning Department for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this Q&A, he talks about how his state is using open educational resources to help support Common Core State Standards.

Denver Will Expand its Use of Expeditionary Learning's Open Source Curriculum

The 90,000-student district will adopt EL’s English language arts curriculum in grades four through eight in the 2015-2016 school year.

Free, State-Sponsored Common Core Curriculum 'Excellent Alternative'

Curriculum resources developed for the state of New York have been downloaded nationally more than 20 million times. A new review evaluating the merits of the resources found them to be, on the whole, an "excellent" alternative to other options being pursued by states and districts.

U.S. Moodle Conference To Focus on Open Source in Education

The conference will feature Charlie Reisinger, IT director at Penn Manor School District, which, in 2013, launched Pennsylvania's largest high school 1-to-1 program using Linux and open source software.

Moodle Gets Redesigned Navigation, User Interface Upgrade

Moodle has unveiled version 2.9 of the open source learning platform, featuring a navigation and user interface redesign focused on ease of use for students, educators and administrators.

PARCC Selects Open Source Platform for Non-Summative Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has selected TAO, an open assessment platform from Open Assessment Technologies, to deliver non-summative Common Core assessments.

EBSCO Debuts App Catalog for Discovery Services

EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.

CK-12 Launches Open Adaptive Math and Science Apps for iOS and Android

The CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops open source software for education, has introduced free math and science adaptive practice apps for iOS and Android devices.

Blackboard Updates Moodlerooms with Improved User Experience, Accessibility

Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.

Microsoft Open Tech Integrates Office 365 with Moodle

Moodle partner Remote-Learner.net has teamed with Microsoft Open Technologies to integrate Office 365 with Moodle.

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