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New Open Educational Resource Platform from Amazon Education is Coming Soon!

Amazon Education is working on something big, something free and open source! Amazon has a lot of tricks up their sleeves, and this one is a doozy. There is a new Open Educational Resource platform coming from Amazon Education, where you can search for K-12 resources that are tagged by subject area, grade level, and standard. I’ve had early access to the private beta version of the platform, and I am so excited to see a big player like Amazon working on open source resources for teachers and students.

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The platform is part of the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative, and Amazon is listed as a collaborator on the project. The #GoOpen initiative is, “a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials.”

“In order to ensure that all students – no matter their zip code – have access to high-quality learning resources, we are encouraging districts and states to move away from traditional textbooks and toward freely accessible, openly-licensed materials,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. “Districts across the country are transforming learning by using materials that can be constantly updated and adjusted to meet students’ needs.”

How to Gain Access

I’ll be sharing more information about the platform and the public release as it becomes available.

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