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Big Ideas Fest 2018
November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Big Ideas Fest 2018 - Democratizing Access to Education Big Ideas Fest, is a unique three-day gathering focused on creating solutions and taking action within an inspiring and immersive design environment. This year’s theme, Democratizing Access to Education, is about addressing timely issues impacting education, such as access to knowledge,...
Future-Ready OER: Trends & Strategies
October 16, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), in collaboration with Florida State University, is conducting a 2-year study to explore the role of school librarians in advancing the use of open educational resources (OER) for teaching and learning. Funded by the IMLS, the study seeks to document school librarians’...
Providing the knowledge to succeed in a digital world.
K-12 Blueprint,   August 23, 2018

The Intel® Learn Easy Steps program was originally developed by Intel(link is external) to provide digital literacy training to adult and youth learnings with little or no experience with computing devices. The course and activity cards provide introductory materials for use by learners who are new to technology. The materials are...
Affordable Learning Ohio Summit showcases initiative's development
OhioLink ,   August 16, 2018

Ohio’s affordable learning efforts continue to gain a foothold throughout the state Akron, Ohio (Aug. 16, 2018) – OhioLINK, the ALAO (Academic Library Association of Ohio) Scholarly Communications Interest Group, and The University of Akron’s Affordable Learning Initiative group co-sponsored the inaugural Affordable Learning Ohio Summit at...
College Libraries Ontario launch OER Toolkit
OCLS,   May 27, 2018

The Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit has launched and is now available through the Faculty Toolkit in The Learning Portal / Le Portail d’Apprentissage, a collaboration between Ontario college libraries and learning centres and the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS).
Open Educational Resources At Top Hat: Why Free Now Means Free
Top Hat,   April 12, 2018

Top Hat is now offering free access to thousands of OER textbooks and other open educational resources with no platform fee attached. CEO Mike Silagadze explains why Top Hat is taking this critical step to increase the availability of cheaper educational content.
Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?
EdSurge,   April 12, 2018

From 2006 to 2016, the cost of textbooks increased by 88 percent, more than than nearly any other college student expense—including tuition and fees (63 percent) or on-campus housing (51 percent)—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER...
Feds Come Around to OER -- Slowly
Inside Higher Ed,   March 28, 2018

Three times since 2013, members in both houses of Congress have introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act, which would create a federal program to fund the creation of open educational resources on a nationwide scale. Each time, that bill has faltered in committee. Meanwhile, advocates aimed for a more attainable goal: securing a one-...
Open Educational Resources Movement Scales Up
EdWeek,   March 28, 2018

Open educational resources typically have been offered to educators in bite-sized chunks—an individual lesson here, a classroom module there—and have been meant to fill in holes the core curriculum does not address. But over the past few years, a number of organizations and state and local education agencies have begun creating openly licensed...
Big ‘Open’ Educational Resources Provider Joins Forces With Microsoft
EdWeek,   March 26, 2018

A leading provider of “open” educational resources has secured a potentially huge platform for reaching K-12 schools by striking a partnership with Microsoft to deliver its curriculum through the tech giant’s classroom products. The nonprofit Open Up Resources will integrate its curriculum, which is created on an open license, into ...
One Example of a Nonprofit Moving to Scale through a Collaborative Network
Nonprofit Quarterly,   March 16, 2018

Partnership, collaboration, and information-sharing are intrinsic values within the nonprofit sector. In fact, the exchange of tools and practices has contributed greatly to the evolution of the sector itself. As nonprofits look for emerging strategies to build upon this long history, one model to explore is the use of collaborative networks to...
Feds Pick California Nonprofit as Partner on Open Educational Resources Project
EdWeek Market Brief,   March 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education has selected a nonprofit organization to help the agency share ideas and best practices with states and districts around the country that are trying to ramp up their use of “open” educational resources. The agency said it will rely on the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in...