ISKME In the News

The University of Nairobi enhances education for all with Open Educational Resources
UNESCO,   March 10, 2015

UNESCO supported the University of Nairobi, Kenya, to transform four courses from static text into dynamic online learning materials and released with an open license that allows users to freely and legally access, use, and adapt the materials. The courses are hosted on [ISKME's] OER Commons Platform.
Big Ideas Fest 2014 — Innovating around education
Not So Distant Future,   February 16, 2015

Technolibrarian Carolyn Foote shares her experience and her takeaways from ISKME's Big Ideas Fest.   Big Ideas Fest is a unique conference.   When I first saw tweets about it, even the name intrigued me.   Who wouldn’t want to talk about the big ideas? More workshop than conference, actually, it allows attendees...
Conference focuses on bringing Big Ideas home
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 31, 2014

Some big ideas start small. This year's Big Ideas Fest focused on "Education Innovation for a Small Planet," and it was a little different from previous years. Located here in Half Moon Bay, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education deserves praise, not just for embracing change, but for embodying it. Many changes were small...
QFI Teacher Sanaa ElKhattabi reflects on her trip to Big Ideas Fest,   December 30, 2014

QFI is a proud sponsor of Big Ideas Fest at Half Moon Bay. Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education. QFI sent five Arabic teachers from across the US; Alexander Porcelli, Sanaa Elkhattabi, Hayley Smith, Belal Joundeya and Fadi...
ISKME to Manage National Science Digital Library
NCAR UCAR,   December 16, 2014

Originally released by NCAR/UCAR Atmos NewsCONTACTS FOR THIS RELEASEDavid Hosansky, Head of Media Relations303-497-8611Bob Henson, Media Relations303-497-8605Sylvia Paull, ISKME Media Relations510-388-8932BOULDER -- Management of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is being transferred this month from the University Corporation for...
Big Ideas Fest returns to Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 5, 2014

Big Ideas Fest, a three-day event hosted by the local Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, is returning to the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Sunday through Dec. 10. The conference focuses on opportunities for innovation and cutting-edge thinking in education. At the end of the event, organizers recognize an individual with...
Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative
Achieve,   October 27, 2014

           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:MEDIA CONTACT: Chad Colby (202) 419-1570, NEWS STATEMENT Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative  50 Exemplar or Exemplar If Improved Lessons and Units are Now...
LRMI Implementation Case Study: ISKME OER Commons
Open World,   October 2, 2014

LRMI Implementation Case Study: ISKME OER Commons Posted on October 3, 2014 by lornamcampbell Co-authors & Project Team: Michelle Brennan, OER Information Services Manager; Lisa Petrides, CEO ISKME.
15 OER Tools for Educators
eSchool News,   July 14, 2014

Below you’ll find great sources for K-12 OER.  This is just a sampling of the OER tools available. Do you have a favorite OER tool or guide that isn’t listed here? Let us know in the comments section below. 1. OER CommonsOpen Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge...
How Educators Teach Each Other
PCMA Convene,   May 30, 2014

Six years ago,  the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) created Big Ideas Fest (BIF), a three-day conference that brings together about 200 stakeholders in the world of education — teachers, students, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. (The 2015 meeting will be held in December in San Jose,...
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Grantees Meeting 2014
April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014

OER Value Proposition and Evidence of Impact in 2014Cavallo Point Lodge, Fort Baker, in Sausalito, California overviewIt’s 2014, and we have come a long way since the launch of the OER movement – from small beginnings to significant inroads among educators, learners, advocates and...
Action Collab Facilitator Training
March 31, 2014 - April 1, 2014

We are delighted to announce our two-day Spring Action Collab™ Facilitator Training, March 31- April 1 in San Francisco, California. If you are interested in re-energizing your colleagues or students into action; learning collaboration skills that will ensure everyone is engaged and contributing in problem-solving; and transitioning a large...