The Department of Education has invested time, money and energy into creating an awareness of why would a school district consider becoming an Open Education site? The foundation of GoOpen is to transition to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve students learning. Traditionally educators taught their curricula from textbooks. The majority of the time. Much of the information would be outdated.
Traditionally educators taught their curricula from textbooks. The majority of the time. Much of the information would be outdated. This causes the educator to search for supplemental material. Textbooks are costly material and often only a fraction of the material is taught.
On the website of the Department of Education – Office of Educational Technology shares Openly Licensed Educational Resources, “In the 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department defines openly licensed educational resources as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others.”
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Open Data Sets & Resources
- Data.gov/education – http://www.data.gov/education/
- Project Open Data – https://project-open-data.cio.gov/
- College Scoreboard – https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
- U.S. Open Government Initiative – https://www.whitehouse.gov/open