open educational resources

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 uptake across Texas higher education institutions. This report, commissioned...
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 Textbook Network, ISKME’s own OER Commons, and a growing number of institutional...
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 OER based on auditory, visual, and neurological learner needs. Based on...
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 tuition and students’ weak overall safety net, colleges are facing budget...
#CurateOER: What are we seeking to learn about K-12 librarians and OER? Amee Evans Godwin   July 02, 2018 Through open licensing, Open Educational Resources (OER) enable possibilities for new, more collaborative teaching and learning practices—because the materials can be used, adapted and shared across learning communities. Realizing the potential of OER, school librarians...
School Librarians and STEM in the Digital Age: Faculty Advance a New Program Integrating OER Amee Evans Godwin   September 01, 2015 A powerful shift is in progress where, increasingly, librarian expertise in inquiry, 21st learning skills, and information literacy is becoming critical to STEM learning and classrooms and to the development of cultures of inquiry that extend beyond the boundaries of their...
Remote Teaching & Learning with OER    March 16, 2020 Our team at ISKME has been closely following the news of school closures due to the coronavirus. In addition to accessing resources in our digital public library, you can benefit from the work done by our Hub partners for remote teaching and learning. The work our partners...
Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators Amee Evans Godwin   April 13, 2016 All too often, the school librarian is an underutilized member of the team. As the use of digital content in school grows ever more connected to improved teaching and learning, school librarians must be tapped as experts in addressing digital information needs across...
The Role Of "Open" In Strategic Library Planning Jonah Houston   March 28, 2016 Abstract: Academic libraries are undergoing evolutionary change as emerging technologies and new philosophies about how information is created, distributed, and shared have disrupted traditional operations and services. Additionally, the population that the academic...
The Role Of "Open" In Strategic Library Planning Jason Goecke   March 28, 2016 Abstract: Academic libraries are undergoing evolutionary change as emerging technologies and new philosophies about how information is created, distributed, and shared have disrupted traditional operations and services. Additionally, the population that the academic...