PBS TeacherLine deploys open source course management system for its online professional development courses to provide more flexibility to schools licensing content [http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/blog/tag/open-education-resources/]

Big news in the world of online professional development for teachers.  PBS’s TeacherLine, a provider of technical and subject-focused PD for teachers across the country has taken a big step to streamline it’s content licensing by adopting Moodle as it’s LMS.  This will enable Moodle-using schools nationwide to quickly receive and deploy online learning modules and content to teachers locally.

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It’s over 130 courses are now available to remix and re-deploy (albeit with costs in tow) in a push to ease local cost of course development,

PBS TeacherLine’s course licensing program enables schools, districts and education service agencies to expand their staff professional development programs cost-effectively. Now provided on the Moodle course management system, PBS TeacherLine’s licensed courses offer administrators more control over the course design, schedule, workloads, assignments, and facilitation. School leaders can modify the course content based on educators’ preferences, learning styles and needs to create customized professional development opportunities for their staff.

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