Pedagogical Practices

   
This study examined how urban school districts across the country have begun to adopt performance-driven practices that aim to raise student achievement levels. Specficially, it looked at the exisitence of clear and rigorous student achievement goals, efforts to gather and...
   
This research mapped the coverage of existing online courses and modules used by community colleges. It provided a general understanding of the current landscape in terms of identifying online courses that were available for community college students, specficially courses...
   
The purpose of this research was to understand how the integration of the new Decision Support System (DSS) at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) had impacted data retrieval at the college, and specifically, how decision making had been affected in various divisions and...
   
This three-year research study, which focused on one community college district, looked at the combined effect of the increased demand for student accountability measures mandated by the State of California (called Partnership for Excellence) and the need for internal...
 In 2008, ISKME conducted a study to examine the feasibility of and design for an initiative that engages teachers, learners, and practitioners in the collaborative process of developing, using, and improving freely available Open Educational Resources (OER) in the...
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...
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...
Using Stories to Assess the Impact of Professional Development on Leadership Practices: This project assesses how a school of education’s professional development services have helped school districts reach their leadership development goals for assistant principals....
ISKME is conducting a study of the Faculty Inquiry Network (FIN). Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation, FIN was launched in January 2009 as a professional development program and community of...
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...