Edtech developers to create open educational resources

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  • Statescoop
  • 3 years ago

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Ten content developers will compete to create prototype open educational resources with $1.3 million raised by The Learning Accelerator, a California-based nonprofit organization focused on blended learning.

The goal is for school districts to transition from using textbooks, which OER advocates say are expensive and outdated, to online instructional materials with licenses that allow users to adapt and customize the content.

Twenty-four developers applied for this round of funding, but the 10 selected were: edCount LLC, Expeditionary Learning, Illustrative Mathematics, LearnZillion, Literacy Design Collaborative, Mathematics Vision Project, Odell Education, Public Consulting Group Inc., Victory Productions and the University of Utah.

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