ISKME In the News

Lisa Petrides: Digital Textbooks, Real Gains for Education Huffington Post,   June 16, 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger has a plan to make California the first state in the nation to provide its schools with free digital textbooks. The initiative would start this fall with online materials for high school math and science classes. The Governor explained his thinking in an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury:
Maker Faire 09: ISKME Teaches Kids to Design Sustainability Solutions Treehugger,   June 1, 2009 The very first thing that caught my eye at Maker Faire was a wall of plants, hooked up to solar panels and a wind turbine, that pumped water into a fish pond. I had to stop and ask, and turns out, it's a project that hopes to spark the imaginations of middle and high school kids for creating a world of sustainable food production. Click through to...
Education Vault: OER Commons: Open Educational Resources Education Vault,   April 28, 2009 OER Commons: Open Educational Resources Since my own EduResources Portal closed in July 2007, I've been looking for other useful portal entry points to recommend to students and instructors who are searching for educational resources. I highly recommend the OER Commons as a valuable first stop. The Commons is extremely broad in scope, but so well...
Teachers Get Resourceful With 'Open Content' Education Week,   March 16, 2009 Subtitled "Content-sharing across the Web is becoming a valuable classroom tool for educators," Andrew Trotter's article at teachermagazine.org quotes Lisa Petrides and references ISKME's OER Commons project: "We can now really build and harness the knowledge base that already exists [among teachers]",said Lisa A. Petrides, the...
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Libraries Information Today, Inc,   March 2, 2009 In my trends watch at the beginning of the year (http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=52127), I mentioned that openness is increasingly a characteristic of many sectors and technologies—open access, open library, open source, open standards, open platforms, and more. Another open trend that is growing quickly is the...
Stanford Education Stanford Educator,   March 1, 2008 Land of the Free and Electronic Will Open Education Transform Teaching and Scholarship?
Analysis of State-of-the-State Addresses Reveal Governors' Top Priorities National Governor's Association,   April 15, 2007 Increasing American innovation, improving education, expanding health care coverage and ensuring clean, reliable energy were top priorities outlined by the nation's governors in their 2007 State-of-the-State Addresses, according to a new report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA). The Governors Speak – 2007 summarizes...
PLI Grant Supports Leadership in Urban Districts University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education ,   January 1, 2006 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) a multi-year grant of $750,000 to develop leadership in urban districts. Designed in partnership with the Oakland, San Francisco and West Contra Costa school districts with PLI as the anchor program, the Strategic Leadership Collaborative will support a...