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A Spotlight on Our Open Educational Resources Spark Grantees Michelson 20MM ,   July 29, 2021 Over a decade ago the Michelson 20MM Foundation got its start in the battle around textbook affordability. At that time our founder Dr. Gary K. Michelson learned from a group of professors at Santa Ana College, a two-year public institution in Orange County, California, that each term, several bright and qualified students failed to complete their...
Advancing Equity and Online Learning at Community Colleges with OER January 26, 2021 Join us for this one-hour online panel, in collaboration with the Michelson 20MM Foundation, on the findings from ISKME's recent work, the new resource guides on OER and online learning, and a discussion with campus leaders on how community colleges are utilizing OER to support high quality learning experiences in the online setting. Panelists:...
School Counsel(l)ors from Across the World Training September 16, 2020 Educators need School Counsel(l)ors now more than ever as they navigate remote learning. Join us for an exploration of the School Counsel(l)ors from Across the World Group and discover how to utilize the tools for collaboration and resource sharing online. We'll have time to discuss, plan, and share our ideas for how to best support...
ISKME's Virtual OER Hub Summit July 23, 2020 ISKME's Virtual OER Hub Summit will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 9a.m. to 12p.m. Pacific. The goals of the Summit include:- Make connections across OER Hub Projects and provide opportunities for participants to learn from each other.- Share best practices and explore how OER Leaders have designed innovative solutions to meet the...
May Webinar with OER Leaders from Pennsylvania May 6, 2020 Join us for a dynamic webinar that will Explore the Positive Impact of OER on Pennsylvania Districts Over the past three years, all Pennsylvania Intermediate Units have collaborated to help Pennsylvania educators understand the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). This session will discuss the positive impact that OER has had on districts,...
Creating Born Accessible OER April 2, 2020 Discover how to create OER that are "born accessible" to meet the unique learning needs and preferences of your students. During this session we'll provide a foundational understanding of OER accessibility, including an introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines. We'll assess your specific accessibility needs, and evaluate your...
Utilizing OER for Remote Learning March 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Join members of the ISKME team for a webinar to learn how educators are finding and organizing resources to support their students as they transition to remote learning. We will begin by exploring the current landscape of remote learning, and showcasing examples of how educators are curating and...
Open Education Week 2020 Webinar: Assessing Your OER Landscape for Impact and Readiness March 4, 2020 Join ISKME's VP of Research & Development, Amee Godwin, and Director of Research & Learning, Cynthia Jimes as they share our latest research on OER use and impact. Webinar Description: Across the U.S., state legislatures are appropriating funding for research on OER within and across their institutions of higher education. Post-secondary...
CAST & ISKME Partner to Make OERs More Inclusive, Effective CAST,   March 13, 2019 CAST announces a new partnership with the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)— the organization that manages OER Commons, the world’s leading OER repository—to improve the availability and accessibility of OERs. Despite their promise, many OERs have remained inaccessible for students with...
Nebraska unveils Open Educational Resources Hub Scottsbluff Star Herald,   March 1, 2019 LINCOLN — Nebraska is furthering its commitment to equitable access to open educational resources and services with the launch of the Nebraska OER Hub, a collaboration between the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and the Nebraska Department of Education.   The vision for the Nebraska OER Hub is to curate and create quality open...
Nebraska Unveils Open Educational Resources Hub Nebraska Department of Education,   February 8, 2019 Nebraska is furthering its commitment to equitable access to open educational resources and services with the launch of the Nebraska OER Hub, a collaboration between the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and the Nebraska Department of Education. The vision for the Nebraska OER Hub is to curate and create quality open educational...
McGraw-Hill Education Strikes Far-Reaching Deal With Open Education Curriculum Provider EDWEEK Market Brief,   January 22, 2019 McGraw-Hill Education has reached a deal to build upon and sell a commercial version of a popular curriculum developed by an open educational resources provider, in a deal that marks a potentially major shift in open materials’ role in the K-12 marketplace. The giant education company recently finalized a partnership with Illustrative Mathematics...