ISKME Blogs

Texas Higher Ed OER Landscape Study Report Finds Growth Statewide Amee Evans Godwin    January 31, 2022 The recently released report, Advancing an Ecosystem for Open Educational Resources: OER in Texas Higher Education Biennial Report 2021, sheds light on statewide efforts to build OER awareness and...
Black History Month Curation Project    January 24, 2022 Black History Month is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the genius and joy of Black historical figures - both living and from the past - who shape our world. The OER Commons Team...
A Collaborative Future for the #GoOpen Network ISKME    January 14, 2022 Photo by Allison Shelley CC BY-NC 4.0 This week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) announced that it is sunsetting the federal #GoOpen initiative. While...
OER Discovery Research: Librarian and Faculty Curation Personas ISKME    November 02, 2021 ISKME’s work over the last decade has revealed that a principal barrier to OER use by educators is difficulty in finding the resources that they need. Existing OER platforms, including the Open...
Rapidly Responding with Relevant OER Over the Past Year ISKME    March 16, 2021 It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization and schools around the globe began closing. As we at ISKME reflect on the past year of educators and...
STEM Accessibility: Explicitly Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Learners Amee Evans Godwin    February 03, 2021 ISKME, in collaboration with the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC), has just released an evaluation framework that STEM educators can use to determine the accessibility of...
Advancing Equity and Online Learning at California Community Colleges Through OER Policy Support: An Invitation to Trustees, Directors, and Decision Makers ISKME    January 12, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and ushered in new challenges to which California and its community colleges are being called upon to respond. Alongside the rising cost of...
Research for Social Impact ISKME    November 18, 2020 In order to achieve greater accountability and more effective use of public resources, millions of dollars and human resources are committed each year to the collection of data and to the measurement...
Supporting Increased Use of OER for Online and Remote Learning In California Community Colleges Amee Evans Godwin    November 05, 2020 In higher education, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated existing inequities and ushered in new urgent challenges to which states and institutions have had to respond. Additionally,...
ISKME's 2019 Highlights ISKME    December 11, 2019 This year, ISKME invested deeply in our work building communities of educators, librarians, and practitioners. From adding new partners and library collections in OER Commons to enhancing tools for...