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The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, today announced the launch of The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. “Digital learning is more important today than… Read More ›

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Top Tips for Creating Accessible EPUB 3 Files

DIAGRAM stands for “Digital Image And Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials.” Established in 2010, The DIAGRAM Center is a research and development center whose goal is to dramatically change the way image and graphic content for Accessible Electronic Media (AEM) is produced and accessed, so that students with print disabilities are provided equal access to the general education curriculum. EPUB3 is… Read More ›

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The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must Be Addressed in the Shift to Digital Instructional Materials

WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2014) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) recently released a policy brief for state and district education leaders focused on considerations and strategies regarding the accessibility of digital content for all students. The brief, The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must Be Addressed in the… Read More ›

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Open Educational Resources World Map (#OER)

The OER world map is an operational service, which allows to: input data through web forms display data on a world map with basic functionalities fulltext search with several filters (e.g. for geographic area, country, resource type) This prototype was developed by hbz and Felix Ostrwoski from February to April 2014 with funding by the… Read More ›

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14 Important Initiatives for Education Big Data and More

Just like Sheryl Abshire(Chief Technology Officer of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, LA) pointed out : Districts already have more data than they can manage, and the new assessments and teacher evaluations for 2014 promise to add more to the overflowing pile of numbers. District leaders are overwhelmed right now because they face many changes in 2014,… Read More ›

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Next Generation Standards Alignment of Digital Education Resources

To ensure high-quality alignment of digital K-12 education resources to state-adopted academic content standards, SETDA had launched a project in June 2012 (“Granular Identifiers and Metadata for the Common Core State Standards” or GIM-CCSS). Given that the technical work in designing an approach to digitally encode the CCSS remains of interest to state and district education leaders,… Read More ›

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Using #OER for Common Core State Standards

This lesson is comprised of several facets of using OERs for Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including finding OERs aligned to CCSS, integrating OERs into teaching and learning, contributing to OERs you use. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Educators across the nation are working hard to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the… Read More ›

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From Learning Content Provider to Learning Facilitator

From “Innovating Pedagogy”(2012, 2013) published by The Open University, several emerging pedagogies and trends were studied. Publisher-led short courses are short courses offered by publishers either in affiliation with recognised educational providers, or independently. The publisher’s incentive is to understand learners in the subject areas covered by their regular publications, and to engage consumers in extended learning… Read More ›

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Free #OER Mobile Course Is Available Online Now

In responding to that many readers have requested to access the Free #OER Mobile Course, we decide to put the web package (exported from Claro) online. Please check the introductory article linked (Free #OER Mobile Course) for more information about it. The course link is here : OER Mobile Course : http://oermcourse.classroom-aid.com You could go through… Read More ›

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How to Create an eBook The Open Source Way

by Bryan Behrenshausen, first published on OpenSource.Com, licensed with CC BY-SA Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our “Open Voices” eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And… Read More ›

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What Does #BYOD Mean for Content Developers? (#mlearning)

Everyone wants to go mobile today. But what’s out there is a mobile jungle – besides fragmentation across devices, platform fragmentation is very pronounced, and different mobile browsers is another factor you should consider. As BYOD(Bring Your Own Devices) is becoming common in workspace and schools, what does it mean for content developers? Mobile Jungle At… Read More ›

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Test Yourself with #OER Game (HTML5 compliant)

Open content is gaining traction in K-12, 2013 K-12 Horizon Report puts it on the mid-term horizon which predicts its going mainstream in about 2 years. Open educational resources(OER) also make up three quarters of the content in most MOOCs; paid content, such as required textbooks, is less than 10%. The movement toward open content reflects a growing… Read More ›

Open Learning Registry Browser and Collector

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Learning Registry stores data provided by numerous sources about the content of various learning resources hosted in different systems. Data published to the Learning Registry can serve as the basis for learning resource analytics to help recommend resources, detect trends in resource usage, and judge user experiences. We’ve covered… Read More ›

#OER State Policy in K-12 Education (from iNACOL) – Part III

In the report “OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing” from iNACOL, after reviewing the policies and initiatives about OER in several states, barriers, opportunities and recommendations are discussed. ***** Barriers and Opportunities While the policies we have just described are good examples of what some states are doing… Read More ›

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#OER State Policy in K-12 Education (from iNACOL) – Part II

In the report “OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing” from iNACOL, current status of enacted policies related to OER in several states are summarized. Bellwether States: Examples of OER Policy Models Several states have recently enacted policies related to OER. While these policies vary in their scope, they… Read More ›