In my previous post, I discussed a number of the problems facing OERs. With this post, I'll explore ideas and solutions to the particular issues surrounding OERs.
Open Education Resources (OERs) increasingly capture the attention of districts looking to leverage their internal knowledge base and to save money. I’ve had the good fortune of being part of a number of conversations within Ohio concerning OERs. This is the first of a series of posts exploring what are OERs, what problems and solutions they present, and how the market might support OERs.
"How an Innovative Education Management Platform was Built Out of a School District" It’s not an elegant way to title a story but it is the subtext to this one. The story, like most good ones, is a confluence of some really unlikely events. But let’s make a long story short: Two guys, let’s call them Zach and Chris, were the tech team for an 8,000 student district in southwestern Ohio, Hamilton City Schools. Both come from varied backgrounds and have some non-overlapping tech capabilities but they had a couple important things in common. They both spent time in the [...]