ISKME Blogs

Today's students are not experiencing the same thing. Textbook prices have skyrocketed since the 1980s. And in the 1990s, the problem was exacerbated by publishers who tried to squelch the used...
In the past, those in the academy have been reluctant to quantify the value of a college education. In fact, it has long been argued that academic inquiry and other intangibles are what have made the...
Today's disruptive changes in education -- from the proliferation of digital devices to the availability of open educational resources, online universities, and badge-based certification -- have the...
ISKME’s Teachers as Makers Academy stimulates teachers’ creation of Open Educational Resources (OER), freely available online learning materials, in a collaborative format that covers the basics of...
Next Wednesday, January 11th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Internet Archive and ISKME will co-host a conversation that explores the concept of custom schooling, which is a model of individualized teaching...
Carol Hedgspeth, Ph.D.    
ISKME’s 3rd annual Big Ideas Fest (www.bigideasfest.org) was held this week in Half Moon Bay, CA, and as promised, creative doers and thinkers from diverse levels of education gathered to learn from...
Samantha Meazell    
For the past three years, we have been delighted to host Roadtrip Nation and their students at Big Ideas Fest. When the famous green RV pulled onto the roof of the Ritz Carlton’s parking lot...
Today, ISKME's Big Ideas Fest got a shot in the arm from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a $50,000 matching grant to incubate our new program, Big Ideas in Beta, which launched at this...
ISKME’s OER Commons network unites teachers with a curated collection of over 30,000 open educational resources (OER). Providing access alone, however, does not empower teachers to...
Carol Hedgspeth, Ph.D.    
Overheard at 2011 STEMTECH 2011: “Technology doesn’t have to be scary - just innovative enough to make a change in how learners learn.” At the League for Innovation’s 2011 STEMTech Conference in...