Events

ISKME In the News

Depts. of Education, Defense Launch Learning Registry
The Journal,   November 9, 2011

 The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense have launched a new joint project, the Learning Registry, a technology that aims to facilitate the aggregation and sharing of educational resources across multiple learning portals and websites.   The Learning Registry is not a website or a destination in itself, but rather an open source...
Big Ideas Fest Brings in Big Thinkers
KQED Mind Shift,   November 2, 2011

It takes people with big ideas — and smart ways to implement them — to make any progress. And that’s the point of the Big Ideas Fest, held December 4-7 in Half Moon Bay, Calif., a gathering of leaders and innovators who will share their thoughts and tactics with educators and all those interested in education innovation.
Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All
KQED Mind Shift,   October 26, 2011

Open education sites exemplify how technology is democratizing education. These sites allow both learners and teachers to create their own curriculum, whether it’s used in or out of the classroom.
Green Ideas 2011 Action Collab
October 5, 2011 - October 7, 2011

ISKME's Action Collab at Green Ideas 2011 in Mesta, Chios, Greece Design Challenge: How might we create collaboration opportunities for communities to share green knowledge? This three day event will bring together people, organizations and institutions interested in agriculture, biodiversity and rural education to explore green collaboration...
Action Collab Facilitator Training
September 26, 2011 - September 27, 2011

An organization’s performance is enhanced by engaging – and igniting – big ideas that are often untapped in people. As a way to catalyze new thinking, we’re pleased to announce a dynamic new training session for Organizational Development facilitators that uses a design-focused framework to foster fresh ideas, and more importantly, directly leads...
New York Teachers as Makers Academy
September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011

A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience (Do It Yourself) DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create,...
Educause Learning Impact 2011 Online Fall Focus Session: Open Educational Content: Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities
September 15, 2011

ISKME Founder and President Lisa Petrides presents from 10:00 am to 10:35 am:     
Why are textbooks so expensive?
Mother Nature Network,   September 13, 2011

 College textbook prices increased at double the rate of inflation for several years but there are creative ways to find course materials for less.
OER Series Webinar on Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN
August 17, 2011

“Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN,” is the second webinar in the The OER series sponsored by College Open Textbooks, Connexions, IMS Global, MERLOT andSoftChalk. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, at 12 pm PST with COT members MERLOT, ISKME, IMS Global andSoftChalk among the organizations presenting. Cathy Swift from...
Detroit Teachers as Makers Academy
August 3, 2011 - August 4, 2011

A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience (Do It Yourself) DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create,...
The Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to Co-Lead Learning Resources Framework Initiative
Association of Educational Publishers,   June 6, 2011

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons (CC) today announced a partnership to improve search results on the World Wide Web through the creation of a metadata framework specifically for learning resources. This work is being underwritten with grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill &...
Content Providers Old and New Partner to Make Searching Easier
KQED Mind Shift,   June 6, 2011

"This can do for students what John Dewey did for readers 150 years ago when he created standardized card cataloging."