How Tech Companies Can Help Achieve Your Goals
SkillsCommons’ technology partner network provides a “preferred provider” status for technology companies that have experience rebranding, customizing, and revising OER program and instructional materials to align and accelerate the capabilities of higher education, industry, and third-party intermediaries to deliver quality programs with a signature look.
Working with Technology Companies can help:
- Make content better – more engaging, interactive, aesthetically appealing, easy to navigate, more usable, easy to redistribute and adopt, and any other way that can accelerate student learning.
- Make content more inter-operable and readily adoptable for use in delivery channels such as a learning management system, virtual classroom, mobile delivery etc. Makeovers can repackage content for more reliable/effective integration into multiple platforms.
- Make content more readily accessible (e.g. section 508 compliant) to different audiences. The makeover needs to reflect Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. All SkillsCommons Makeover Partners must provide a VPAT (when appropriate).
- Enable users to use and/or create free and open educational resources with Creative Commons licenses easily.
- Showcase how the makeover could be more sustainable, benefiting faculty, students, institutions, and industries.
Tech Companies Participating in SkillsCommons Makeovers
Organize a wide range of educational content into a course of study that is easy for both students and faculty.
Organize OER in an open and free learning management platform modelled after social media and engagement technologies to deliver a course of study that is easy for both students and faculty.
Makeover: Explore the TAACCCT funded Teacher Academy Online Course in the free and open Course Networking platform. Receive a certificate of completion after fulfilling all the requirements.
VP – Strategic Partnerships
A custom e-Learning solutions provider of services for industry verticals.
Director of Partnerships
Gooru’s Navigator is the GPS for learning. Navigator takes the anxiety out of learning by locating the learner’s current knowledge, skills, and mindsets and navigating them to their destination.
Explore the College Skills and Online Learning “course” created by SkillsCommons, MERLOT, and Gooru to be a self-paced, competency-based tutorial that faculty can add to their course as a supplemental learning activity.
LearningMate – FROST
Design a course using content found in the SkillsCommons repository by enhancing content capabilities, improving the look and layout, and aligning various assets to keyword and metadata to facilitate high-volume authoring.
Makeover: Creating Content Using SkillsCommons
Partner to create highly interactive approaches for professional and technical development.
Makeover: Create customized, engaging, and interactive online lessons such as the Jumpstart to Successful Instruction Course.
Monarch Media, Inc.
Partner for inspired and innovative learning and improvement solutions. Learn more about how you can Enhance Your SkillsCommons OER Content with Monarch Media.
National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET)
Partner to create customized portals modeled after SkillsCommons portals so your community has easy access to the content they need to succeed.
Makeover: Create a NLET Customized and Branded Portal for specific industry training, apprenticeships, special workforce populations, and more.
The NROC Project
The NROC Project is a nonprofit organization that empowers education leaders to efficiently adapt, strategically deploy, and rigorously evaluate the efficacy of Open Educational Resources.
Makeover: Explore our complete OER offering, including media-rich math, English, natural science, and social science content, designed to support a spectrum of learning styles.
Senior Vice President
O’Donnell Learning brings over 300 learning design professionals and 1,000+ subject matter experts committed to learner-centric design, best-practice sharing and deep partnership with our customers.
Explore our LX Design Center services, that includes a wealth of free resources as well as O’Connell’s expertise.
Odigia transforms teaching and learning by removing the barriers associated with the one-size-fits-all model of education. Odigia empowers institutions, publishers, and employers to create engaging courses that drive a collaborative learning experience, leading to successful learner engagement and outcomes.
Add text-to-speech capabilities to any webpage
Makeover: Word Doc Lesson to an Interactive Lesson
Easy to use authoring and publishing services for academic teaching and learning materials.
Makeover: Word Doc Lesson to an Interactive Lesson
Create a more accessible, usable, and interoperable ebook.
Makeover: Lengthy Word Document into an eBook
How Utilizing Tech Partnerships
Addresses FOA Requirements:
The customized portal and SkillCommons’ partner network can provide your higher education institutions, industry partners, and professional organizations easy access to the tools and resources to design and implement the required quality assurance processes.
The SkillsCommons Team has successfully supported a multitude of TAACCCT grantees and can bring their DOL-recognized strengths to your project.