Thirteen states and 40 school districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education’s open education resource initiative, #GoOpen.
Open education resources are available for free and are often released under licenses that allow them to be shared or altered by users. The #GoOpen states and districts are tasked with developing strategies for the use of such materials.
Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin are in the first “cohort” of states to launch the initiatives. The states will develop technology strategies that prominently feature the use of open education resources, develop repositories for open resources, and share strategies and lessons with one another.
A version of this article appeared in the March 09, 2016 edition of Education Week as 13 States Join Initiative On Open Resources