ISKME In the News

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...
Want to Make Education Better? Leave Academia
Top Hat,   January 9, 2019

Lisa Petrides—founder and CEO of ISKME, an independent education nonprofit—knew she could improve education. But she had to quit her dream job at Columbia to make it happen. Top Hat is the active learning platform that makes it easy for professors to engage students and build comprehension before, during and after class. This interview is part of...
Our People-Centered Digital Future
Constellation Research,   December 10, 2018

On December 10, 2018, Constellation Research will host a historic event with key Internet pioneers, the People-Centered Internet coalition, as well as the next generation of positive change agents. Titled “Our People-Centered Digital Future,” the event recognizes that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This...
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,...
Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner
Campus Technology ,   November 7, 2018

A new open educational resources (OER) search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning's academic planning platform, letting students know if OER materials are available as they build their course schedules. Civitas' College Scheduler enables students to pull their courses from a current degree plan and block non...
Civitas Learning’s new OER search tool allows students to optimize their course schedule with classes that utilize open, low-cost course materials.
Civitas Learning ,   October 17, 2018

Responding to student demand for ways to reduce the cost of college, student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the launch of new search technology specifically designed to help students find courses that offer open educational resources (OER). This would allow students to reduce costs for required course materials while still...
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...