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Music open educational resources (OER) have the potential to fill gaps in access to instructional materials for K-12 music teachers and learners, and to support teachers and learners as content creators and collaborators in meeting educational goals. This study explores the current state of music OER, the audiences that these resources serve to benefit, and the...

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A wide range of individuals and organizations are actively involved in the development of free-to-use open educational resources (OER). Because the field is so new, there have been few opportunities to share learnings and advances across projects and boundaries. Little is known, for example, about how projects are facilitating the adaptation of open content by diverse...

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ISKME is conducting research for the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative (CCOTC). Open textbooks are defined as textbooks that are free for anyone to use, reuse, and redistribute. The purpose of CCOTC is to identify, organize, and support the production and use of high quality, accessible and culturally relevant open textbooks for community college students,...

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Based in South Africa, Siyavula was launched in 2008 with the purpose of offering curriculum-aligned open educational resources (OER) to teachers across all grades, subjects, and learning areas. Siyavula resources include a comprehensive set of workbooks and teacher's guides, in English and Afrikaans, covering...

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The Griot project, an initiative of UC Berkeley's Leadership Connection for Justice in Education, seeks to support veteran school leaders in becoming griots, or messengers and actors of change who can re-imagine and reform urban schools to meet the needs of their diverse student bodies. As a thought partner in this initiative, ISKME has collaboratively developed an...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfire evacuations, and future potential crises, there is  a growing need for digital course materials to fill the gaps left by publishers’ textbooks, which are often not available as e-versions for students through the campus library’s reserve collection. At some campuses where libraries...

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ISKME’s work in open education over the last decade has revealed that a principal barrier to use of openly licensed course materials, or Open Educational Resources (OER), by educators is the difficulty in finding the resources that they need. Although existing OER platforms and a growing number of institutional repository projects provide access to high quality OER,...

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