A new research report “The Impact of Open Textbooks on Secondary Science Learning Outcomes” has recently been published in Educational Researcher.
This report looks at how Nebo School District used open textbooks to improve student outcomes while dramatically reducing costs.
It concludes that “Students who used open textbooks scored .65 points…[Read more]
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Wondering if any of you know of any schools that have developed policy on who owns student work?
The only discussion of this I’m familiar with is Princes George’s (failed) consideration to claim ownership of both teacher and student work.
There is an interesting new report from SETDA called “Clarifying Ownership of Teacher-Created Digital Content Empowers Educators to Personalize Education, Address Individual Teacher Needs.”
I agree that OER is a way to really empower teachers, but we need clear guidelines regarding who owns what content.
Does your school or district have a…[Read more]
I agree that open textbooks are a way to “bridge” the gaps (both in terms of technology and in terms of pedadogy).
I don’t really think that teacher have no interest in moving away from textbooks, but there certainly are a lot of challenges/barriers — policy, administration, parents/community, locked-down curriculum, technology…[Read more]