OER in ActionCase Studies

OER_stackedThis new online series of case studies website supports SETDA’s work focused on digital instructional materials and offers a deep look into how these materials are implemented in a variety of educational settings.

Across the country, as district and schools shift to digital learning environments educators are leveraging digital instructional materials including open educational resources (OER) to provide more diversified and personalized instruction to improve teaching and learning.

A group of teenagers sitting at the table in cafe, studying and using tablet.As a part of the movement to digital learning, the implementation of open educational resources is climbing. States, districts, and local schools are modifying their current policies for approving curricula to include OER materials, encouraging the use of OER at the local level and in some cases providing OER materials. These trends provide educators the opportunity to fully utilize digital instructional materials, including OER, to improve teaching and learning.

The set of case studies demonstrates how the policies and practices at the state level have provided the avenue for the implementation of OER materials in New York, Utah, and Washington.

Support for this site was provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.