ISKME In the News

The Untapped Potential of Open-Source for Education
eLearningInside News,   October 5, 2017

Some say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The open-source movement begs to differ. The prevalence of eLearning has made it easier than ever to create and share open-source resources.
BMCC Secures Tax Levy Funding for Free Textbook Program
Borough of Manhattan Community College,   August 22, 2017

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Open Educational Resources (OER) has received official notification that it will receive $371,750 in tax levy funding from the City University of New York Office of Academic Affairs. The funds are part of a greater $8 million state of New York investment that seeks to...
AASL announces 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
American Library Association,   June 24, 2017

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators....
Q&A with TJ Bliss: It’s an exciting time for open educational resources
the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,   June 13, 2017

About a month ago, Hewlett Foundation’s open educational resources grantees gathered in Canada to reflect on progress in the OER field and how equity plays a role. Coming out of the conference, we asked education program officer TJ Bliss what trends he’s keeping an eye on in the OER space.
LearnZillion, Lemann Foundation Partner on Curriculum in Brazil
EdWeek Market Brief,   June 2, 2017

LearnZillion, an American content developer, is partnering with a foundation and a Brazilian educational platform on a project aimed at providing curriculum aligned to the standards of South America’s most populous country. The goal of the project is to create curriculum resources linked to Brazil’s national learning standards.
New Little Free Library in Princeton
Half Moon Bay Review,   May 17, 2017

Marked by a surfboard casually leaning against a fence and bejeweled in beads, shells and other found objects, there’s a little blue box with a big idea behind it in Princeton. The idea is to make books more readily available to everyone.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Annual OER Meeting 2017
April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Event InformationThe Hewlett Foundation's Annual OER Meeting 2017 will take place at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Toronto, Ontario. This event is hosted by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).AgendaTuesday, April 25, 2017TimeActivityLocation2:...
OER: One Size Does Not Fit All
Journal of the American Association of School Librarians,   April 12, 2017

Even though we are a #GoOpen launch district, my tech-savvy school board asked for a report that would explain open educational resources (OER). Since OER multiply faster than rabbits and have been known to disappear in a poof, this is an edited version that includes additional information that is relevant to our library world.
Learn How to Facilitate an Action Collab
March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017

ISKME is offering a two-day professional development training session for participants to learn how to facilitate an Action Collab. The training includes a first-hand look at the Action Collab process, and then provides a detailed step by step guide and rationale of the process, including how to create relevant and action-worthy design challenges...
Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice
March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Join the OER Commons Team on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time for our Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice. Educators around the world are expanding their roles as collaborators, curators, designers, and leaders with open educational practice. We will share our OER theory of action, and showcase...
Twitter Challenge: Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Throughout the month of March, we are celebrating all of the various ways our community is supporting women and girls in STEM. We invite you to tweet how you support women and girls in advancing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The tweet with the most likes and retweets will be awarded a DVD of the inspiring...
ATLAS: Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools
ATLAS,   January 11, 2017

The National Board aims to support teacher preparation by offering ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools). ATLAS is a unique, searchable online library of authentic videos showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom. Each video is accompanied by the teacher's written reflection about the instruction or the...