Spotlight on Open Educational Resources

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Open Educational Resources


The Education Week Spotlight on Open Educational Resources is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Barriers to equity in STEM education
  • Research on course access and STEM outcomes
  • How schools are addressing STEM teacher shortage
  • Encouraging parents to engage their children in STEM

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week

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