"open educational resources"

Educators, governors ask Congress for more remote-education funding

by Betsy Foresman • 4 weeks ago

Several education groups added their name to a letter drafted by the National Governors Association, asking Congress for additional funding to ensure K-12 districts and universities can continue educating students online into the fall.

Texas A&M releases free pandemic preparedness ebook

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The book aims help educate people on pandemic prevention and preparedness and the important roles that the general public, policy makers and emergency response teams play in a time of crisis.

Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.

Chatbot helps universities check in with students during the pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

The COVID-19 Chatbot is helping advisers ensure students have the resources they need both for their educations as well as their mental and emotional well-being.

OpenStax makes its online learning tools free

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.

Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

Hundreds of universities have now moved classes online, and edtech companies are stepping up to help institutions make the transition.

Students saved nearly $5M with Penn State's open educational resources

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

The program's success in widening access to education has prompted university leaders to invest an additional $600,000 in OER.

A new chatbot could help at-risk students stay in college

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

The new machine learning-powered chatbot from EdSights gives advisers key insights into the challenges students are facing and how to address them.

Georgia State U. joins civic tech network

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

The school is the 22nd member of New America’s network focused on public interest technology, designed to groom civic-minded technologists.

How esports can build academic skills and career readiness

by Michele Israel • 7 months ago

Commentary: edWeb.net’s Michele Israel makes a case for promoting gaming in schools alongside traditional sports.