It has been almost three years since the launch of the United States Department of Education’s #GoOpen movement. If you are late to the #GoOpen party, it is the commitment to expand and accelerate the use of openly licensed educational resources in schools across the country.

The commitment, in a nutshell, is to replace at least one textbook with open educational resources (OER) within one year, share in a community of practice with other school districts, and share the resources created with a Creative Commons license. While this sounds like a novel concept in writing, this movement engages every stakeholder in...

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  • About the Author:

    Andrew Marcinek is chief information officer of Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. From 2015-2016, Marcinek served as chief open education advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. You can follow him on Twitter @andycinek.