Keywords

Science, Curriculum, STEM, OER, Next Generation Science Standards, Alignmnet, Textbooks

Description

Open educational resources and open textbooks are popular in schools primarily because of their low cost. However, open textbooks may or may not be aligned to the appropriate learning standards. This project develops an alignment evaluation tool and evaluates an open science textbook to determine if it is in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It was found that a textbook may not reasonably be expected to achieve all elements of the NGSS but that the open textbook achieved most of the NGSS elements that could be achieved. Challenges encountered during the alignment process are discussed.

Project Type

Evaluation Project

Publication Date

2018-06-05

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology

Client

College/University

Master's Project or PhD Project

Masters Project

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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