April 4, 2017


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  • OER in Practice
    By Torrey Feldman Open Educational Resources (OER), as defined by the Hewlett Foundation, are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. These resources are high quality materials that include textbooks, teaching aids, assessments, etc. all for the benefit of affordably […]
  • Register for Big Ideas Fest 2018
    Democratizing Access to Education is more than the theme of Big Ideas Fest 2018, it is also a call to action to ensure that all students have: access to information and knowledge, basic needs necessary to thrive as learners, and an affordable and equitable path forward. Since its inception a decade ago, the centerpiece of ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest has been about taking action. Our vision has always been to break through the comfort zone of typical education conferences—with the goal of creating a […]
  • The reality of high textbook costs
    By Torrey Feldman Maybe if textbooks had edible pages, students wouldn’t have to skip meals in order to do their reading assignments. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, textbook prices have risen a almost 1000% in recent years — more than three times the rate of inflation. With such a gargantuan increase in prices, it’s not hard to see how textbooks create a financial burden for college students today, or why stories like these are commonplace: “The expensive textbook ultimatum: buy a […]

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