Facebook’s Oculus division is working on a standalone version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, with no wires and no connection to a PC, according to comments made Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The United States Department of Education has awarded CommonLit, a technology nonprofit that delivers free literacy resources and progress tracking tools for students and teachers, to develop its software and content.
Nineteen more schools have joined Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.
Competency-based education may be reaching a tipping point in New England, where more than half of school districts are currently in the process of planning or implementing this approach to teaching and learning, according to a new report from CompetencyWorks, a project of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
A new report from Deloitte found that 90 percent of students use digital learning materials at home, while 88 percent of parents and 84 percent of teachers want more at-home digital content to supplement what is being taught in the classroom.
The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the education organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license only for noncommercial use.
MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.
While the book publishing, music publishing and video publishing industries have transitioned successfully from atoms to bits, not so for K-12. Indeed, in K-12 it is early – and confusing – days in transitioning from atom-based textbooks to bit-based digital curricula.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Florida's Broward County School District has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support personalized learning.