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“Student Voice” is everywhere–from the presence of students at academic conferences to speeches at the highest level of higher education—yet student power is a shadow of its former self. “Voice” without power is a symbol, and if that power does not yet exist, build it and then wield it.
ISKME is uniquely positioned to spearhead OER accessibility since they have demonstrated a commitment to access and functional needs since 2012. Through a Spark Grant, they will create a six-module course for California Community College (CCC) faculty members that will explore how to make OER accessible.
To ensure selected Spark Grants projects will not only fulfill the cycle’s focus areas, but also make an impact in the lives of students, we have enlisted the help of those who know student basic needs best: students and advocates. Please join us in getting to know the Spark Community Advisors!
How Creative Commons Will Advance Open Licensing Understanding Within 25 California Community Colleges
Building upon the success of the Bay Area Bootcamp, and acutely aware of the importance of an impactful Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) degree funding implementation throughout the California Community College (CCC) system, Creative Commons is partnering with the CCC Academic Senate’s OER Initiative to host a Bootcamp for 25 Southern California CCC faculty.
Mountain Connect 2023 brought together communities, counties, school districts, healthcare providers, utilities and cable operators, state and federal governmental entities, and emerging technology companies from across the nation to discuss broadband development across state lines.
A Conversation with Dr. Adrian Huerta, Former Student Parent, on Shifting Perspectives and Assumptions on Parenting Students
Dr. Adrian Huerta recently joined Dr. Queena Hoang to discuss the pregnant and parenting student landscape, as well as the need to shift perspectives and assumptions within it.
A Renewed Commitment to Build a Prison-to-University Pipeline: Inspiration from the Prison to University Conference
The Prison to University conference highlighted how a prison-to-university pipeline would not only equip incarcerated individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to reintegrate successfully into their communities, but also foster a sense of empowerment, purpose, and self-worth, which are essential for success.
Following a competitive application process and informed by the recommendations of the Spark Community Advisors, join us in welcoming the 2023 OER Spark Grantees. We look forward to sharing the impact of the 2023 grants in the year to come!