DAS Commission Enables Open Education
The launch of Go Open CT (www.GoOpenCT.org) by the Commission for Educational Technology last summer brought a host of benefits to the state. The site allows any teacher or professor in Connecticut to participate in the following activities:
The Go Open site came about from several years of planning and advocacy by the Commission. Using open education resources (OER) brings a host of benefits to schools, colleges, and students:
The site provides a robust platform to support the work of partner agencies as well.
On April 20, Governor Lamont joined the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to announce the launch of curriculum materials that it developed for middle school math and financial literacy. The use of Go Open CT will play a pivotal role in ensuring open access to these and other high-quality, standards-aligned courses to every teacher in Connecticut. The flexibility of the platform also means that authors — from the CSDE’s Academic Office to individual teachers and professors — can easily update and publish materials to ensure their relevance and reflect best practices in teaching.
We are excited about this new website and the possibilities it lends to the education community of Connecticut.