Only one-third of school districts said they are aware of both the term "open educational resources" (OER) and its licensing, according to a report from the Babson Survey Research Group.

The report, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, found more encouraging news when it comes to OER adoption--two-thirds of participating districts are aware of at least one open full-time course curriculum alternative, and more than one-third have actively considered at least one.

What We Teach: K-12 School District Curriculum Adoption Process examines the degree to which K-12 districts are aware of and have adopted OER,...

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