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NGSS Gets OER PD for Making Science Accessible

As teachers develop new, three-dimensional formative assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new collaborative process is producing open educational resources (OER) to help them reach every student.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Sources Artworks

The MET has made 375,000 images of public domain freely available under a Creative Commons Zero license.

SABIER Makes OER Work in K–12 Classrooms: A Conversation with Dan McGuire

In this week’s blogpost we explore the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum, a group of Minnesota educators dedicated to creating and disseminating quality, OER-based curriculum. And we have a Q&A with the founder of SABIER, a nonprofit that provides support services to schools who are adopting OER-based courseware, like that produced by the MPCC.

MoodleCloud Expands BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Options

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.

K-12 IT Leaders See Broadband and Network Capacity as Top Priorities

A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.

Moodle Intros Support for Competency-Based Ed

Open source learning platform Moodle today released version 3.1, which introduces new features for competency-based education.

Apple Takes Swift Open Source

Apple has published the Swift programming language, supporting libraries, debugger and package manager under the Apache 2.0 license with a runtime library exception.

Lambda Solutions Intros Analytics for Moodle

Lambda Solutions, a provider of open source talent and learning management systems, today made its Lambda Analytika data reporting and analytics solution available for the Moodle LMS.

Moodle 3.0 Intros Quiz, Forum and Assignment Enhancements

Moodle today launched version 3.0 of its open source learning platform, which introduces enhancements to the quiz, forum and assignment modules as well as functionality improvements for user, instructor and administration control.

U.S. Government Commits to Expansion of OER in K-12

A month after naming its first open educational resources advisor, the U.S. Department of Education has affirmed that over the next year it intends to show American K-12 schools how to make the transition to openly licensed education materials and expand the use and availability of OER around the world.

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