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Amee Evans Godwin
March 17th, 2013“Open Ed” is a thirty-second video, that stitches together fragments of physical abandon captured at ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2012. Since 2009, hundreds of educators, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, philanthropists, and education technologists have attended the Big... Read more
Letha Kay Goger
February 21st, 2013I’m always reaching to see the ‘intertwingled’ -- a term coined by computer scientist Theodor Nelson to describe knowledge that is related and is often connected by cause and effect. The intertwingled nature of human knowledge represents a primary frontier of... Read more
February 11th, 2013As states put their plans into place for Common Core State Standard implementation, many are realizing how Open Educational Resources (OER) and open practices play an essential role in accessing the true power of the Common Core. The opportunity for sharing and... Read more
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.
February 8th, 2013Last Monday, during her final week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton commanded the attention of a global education force field from the State Department, the Arab League, the Department of Education, and a group of representatives from other national and international... Read more
February 4th, 2013By Clare Middleton-Detzner and Erin Knepler We’ve seen how hot news stories and video links can go viral through social media channels. Imagine if that same fast pace could propel ideas through higher education to benefit productivity and efficiency in those... Read more
January 28th, 2013As a research assistant at ISKME, I have opportunities to investigate cutting-edge innovations in education everyday. This past year I was tasked with a project to investigate alternative pathways in education, such as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), personalized... Read more
December 21st, 2012Posted on behalf of Clare Middleton-Detzner Eagerly awaited at Big Ideas Fest 2012 was an update from our three Big Ideas in Beta 2012 teams, whose projects originated at Big Ideas Fest 2011, and who had spent the year meeting regularly to develop their kernel... Read more
December 17th, 2012As Big Ideas Fest 2012 comes to a close under a soft canopy of clouds in Half Moon Bay, a frenetic buzz resounded inside the walls of the main ballroom with its 200 participants. Even after three days of intense listening to Rapid Fire speakers and collaboration on... Read more
Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.
December 7th, 2012“Every idea that you have is physical — because you think with your brain,” said keynote speaker, George Lakoff, during the closing session of Big Ideas Fest. In outlining what that meant to the educational community, the well-known cognitive linguist and UC Berkeley... Read more
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.
November 26th, 2012Education is not a simple concept anymore. Like a massive volcano about to erupt and transform the teaching terrain as well as the global learning atmosphere, the fires in education are igniting key issues we need to address as a society: education for whom, when, and where... Read more