“I don’t feel trapped by the textbook. Instead, as a teacher, I can create the digital curriculum in the way the works best for my students.”

  • Tracy Poulsen, Nebo School District, Utah

OER in Action: Implementation Highlights

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.

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.

This 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.