What exactly is #GoOpen, and how can EdGate Correlation Services help you manage the nearly infinite opportunities created by Open Educational Resources (OER)?
With the enormous transformative and cost-saving potential of OER in mind, the #GoOpen campaign was launched in 2015 by the Department of Education to encourage the creation and use of OER. But with virtually limitless content to choose from, how can educators ensure that they are selecting the highest-quality resources for their learners? EdGate Correlation Services solves that problem with Curriculum Matrix®.
According to the U.S. Department of Ed. OER are “…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.” Many districts and state departments of education are looking to OER to meet the needs of often rapidly changing standards. Additionally, OER can increase equity, keep content relevant and high quality, empower teachers, and save money.
EdGate’s Curriculum Matrix® contains a library of 500,000 (and growing) grade-specific digital resources selected by educators who are subject matter experts. With the Curriculum Matrix, you can navigate by content, objective, standard, and grade-level, all the while ensuring that students are learning with high-level, appropriate OER content. Curriculum Matrix® further allows educators to share, rate, and comment on a wide-variety of videos, interactive exercises, lessons, quizzes, and more.
At EdGate, we embrace the potential of #GoOpen as we partner with content providers to grow our OER library. In the past few weeks, EdGate has added 800 new resources to our library, all easily navigable by grade-level, subject, and standard through Curriculum Matrix®.
The optimism of #GoOpen is the promise to level the playing field and provide all learners with high-quality educational resources. Stay tuned to see how EdGate Correlation Services and Curriculum Matrix® continue to keep that promise with cutting-edge tech solutions.
By: Brian Ely