"open educational resources"

Pearson goes 'digital first' on higher ed textbooks

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

The publisher says it's stepping away from the "lengthy and expensive" process of updating physical textbooks.

Unlocking actionable data is critical for school districts, experts say

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Commentary: K-12 school districts must get organized and make sense of their data to improve learning outcomes and protect student privacy.

Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

A flurry of legislative activity in edtech this week included three new bills and advancement of one bill encouraging research on girls in tech.

Education's openness a unique security challenge, Verizon says in data breach report

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Though the education sector faces similar threats seen elsewhere, its challenge is balancing essential flexibility with sound security practices.

One way or another, schools are connecting their students to broadband

by Stacey Pusey • 3 months ago

Commentary: The methods in each state vary, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey, but most states have coordinated strategies for reaching everyone.

How Houston ISD's technology director manages edtech for 29,000 employees

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The app marketplace is too vast for teachers to sort out alone, said Kristy Sailors, but her district has a few tricks to ensure its apps are safe.

On cybersecurity, educational institutions have a people problem

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Inside cultures that are designed to be collaborative and open, IT leaders are struggling to corral their users and educate faculty on network risks.

7 tips for navigating the shift to open educational resources

by Stacey Pusey • 4 months ago

Commentary: edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey urges getting community buy-in and considering unique student needs before foregoing traditional textbooks.

Maryland educators turn to self-created OER after workshops

by Jake Williams • 4 months ago

The state is advancing use of open educational resources by showing educators from across the state how to create their own.

University students saved $177 million in 2018 using OpenStax OER

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The era of traditional textbooks and their high costs is coming to a close, says OpenStax' David Harris.

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