Encouraging Use of Open Educational Resources Is a ‘Game-Changer’

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Washington, DC (October 29, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Education’s new #GoOpen campaign, which encourages states, school districts, and educators to use openly licensed educational materials:

“Districts leading the digital transition welcome the Department of Education’s embrace of Open Educational Resources as a key driver to promote educational equity. Encouraging and enabling educators to share, adapt, and reuse high-quality resources is a game-changer for students and their families.”

Open licenses fit “hand in glove” with the ongoing digital transition. CoSN’s 2015 IT Leadership Survey revealed that 83 percent of district technology leaders project that the majority of their content will be digital over the next three years. Open Educational Resources are an essential part of that strategy.

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