Blackboard Integrates OpenEd OER with Learning Management Systems
Blackboard has partnered with OpenEd to integrate its open educational resources (OER) library with its learning management system (LMS) and other solutions.
OpenEd offers standards-aligned resources from a range of sources and in a variety of formats, including games, assessments, videos, assignments and lesson plans.
As a result of the partnership, teachers will now be able to access OpenEd resources through Blackboard Open Content, Blackboard's cloud-based learning object repository. The deal makes more than half a million resources available to users of Blackboard Learn, Moodlerooms and Blackboard Classroom including resources for math, language arts, social studies and science.
"We're pleased to partner with OpenEd to provide educators nationwide with thousands of high quality resources at no cost," said Katie Blot, chief strategy officer at Blackboard, in a prepared statement. "Blackboard is committed to enriching instruction and making teacher's lives easier through the seamless integration of high quality digital content into our learning management systems."
"ACT and Blackboard share the belief that educational resources should be seamlessly integrated into learning platforms to make teachers' lives easier," said Adam Blum, chief architect of OpenEd. "We are excited about OpenEd's resources being available in one of the most widely used LMS platforms today."
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