Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources
Spurred by the adoption of common-core standards by nearly every state, the movement for open digital resources is growing as educators realign curricula. In Utah, the state department of education is pulling together textbooks aligned to Common Core State Standards made up entirely of open educational resources, or OERs. South Dakota officials have created a repository of open education materials aligned to the common core for teachers. And at the national level, the education organization Achieve has launched a set of rubrics designed to help educators evaluate both the quality of OERs and their alignment to the common standards.
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