ISKME In the News

Oltre la Scuola 4.0, aprire le risorse educative e didattiche nell'era digitale
October 31, 2017

In questi anni la scuola ha spinto molto sul pedale della digitalizzazione. Esperienze per l'apprendimento e l'insegnamento come la robotica, le flipped classroom, le classi virtuali e digitali, la creazione di blog e podcast, l'utilizzo dell'open source, sono diventate oggetto di momenti formativi e di applicazioni pratiche diffuse. Tutto questo...
A Classe del 21° Secolo
October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017

In questo momento di grandi cambiamenti, come ci stiamo preparando ad affrontare le nuove sfide educative? Come può la scuola contribuire a formare i cittadini del futuro? Un incontro per parlare di personalizzazione di ambienti di apprendimento e co-creazione di contenuti open source.  
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.
What’s Up With OER Adoption
Information Today, Inc.,   October 2, 2017

The time has come for K–12 educators to embrace the digital age and, along with it, OERs. As Erik P.M. Vermeulen states in his Aug. 13, 2017, Hacker Noon post “Education in a Digital Age,” we need “a whole new approach to education … [because] we are experiencing a ‘digitization of reality’. This is the result of the global proliferation of new...
Plenary Session: Contributions of OER to SDG4 – From Commitments to Actions
September 19, 2017

panelist: Lisa Petrides, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) panelist: Verena Metze-Mangold, German Commission for UNESCOpanelist: Nawal Al Khater, Ministry of Education Bahrainpanelist: Dominic Orr, Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting (FiBS)panelist: Borhene...
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.