ISKME In the News

OpenStax, OER Commons partner on community hubs
Rice University News & Media,   October 11, 2016

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax is partnering with OER Commons to provide online community hubs where instructors can freely share and modify syllabuses, homework, study guides and other open-copyright course materials that are made specifically for each of the free textbooks in OpenStax’s growing catalog.
What's After Next?
Advancing Philanthropy,   January 15, 2016

Being innovative is the must-have quality of any successful leader in the competitive for-profit sector, but that attribute is generally not mentioned as often with regard to those who lead nonprofit organizations. Maybe that is beginning to change. 
What Are Open Educational Resources?
Center for Digital Education,   September 06, 2016

Though the term "open educational resourcs" has become widely used in recent years, not everyone is clear on exactly what it means. According to the Hewlett Foundation, whose definition is considered the most official, says Lisa Petrides, the CEO and founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), "[open...
7 resources for open education materials,   August 23, 2016

Shrinking school budgets and growing interest in open content has created an increased demand for open educational resources. According to the FCC, "The U.S. spends more than $7 billion per year on K-12 textbooks, but too many students are still using books that are 7-10 years old, with outdated material." Read more here.
Next Generation Science Standards Aligned Open Simulations and Tools
Getting Smart,   August 15, 2016

For many, the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) means a required shift and different approach to teaching. A shift from teaching science facts, vocabulary and figures to a more integrated, engineering, design focused and inquiry-based approach. Read more here.
SeniorNet First Discovery Tool Usability Study
SeniorNet,   July 22, 2016

Recently we were asked to participate in the usability testing of a new application and technology called the First Discovery Tool. The usability test is a part of a larger project that seeks to help people personalize an approach to accessibility and removing barriers to the access to digital content. Read more here. Click here to learn more...
Small School Collaboration
CORELABORATE,   March 25, 2016

Faculty in small isolated districts often wear several hats: they teach, head departments, evaluate curricula and oversee professional development.  Chances for broader collaboration are often rare, but creative Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) help remedy and improve student learning. Read more here.
The Role Of "Open" In Strategic Library Planning
Education Policy Analysis Archives,   March 28, 2016

Education Policy Analysis Archives is a peer reviewed, independent, open access, multilingual journal. EPAA/AAPE just published a special issue & two videos commentaries (in English) Models of Open Education in Higher Education Co-Guest Editors Lisa Petrides & Cynthia Jimes Read more here
Open Education Resources Transforming Learning And Teaching
Blog Talk Radio,   March 23, 2016

Dr Lisa Petrides, CEO of The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education  on the work of her organization  and the importance of sharing and collaboration. Listen Here.  
Empowering School Librarians By Understanding Open Ed Resources
Blog Talk Radio,   February 24, 2016

Amee Godwin talks about Granite State's online school of education's new course for school librarian and administrative leadership. Listen here.  
Learn How to Facilitate an Action Collab
ISKME,   March 04, 2016

Sign up for one of our upcoming Action Collab Facilitator Training sessions! Action Collabs help groups discover innovative fixes to practical challenges and create real value for educators and learners. It is a collaborative approach to problem-solving that combines human-centered design-thinking concepts with improvisation techniques to unlock a...
STEM Literacy and OER Commons
Open Education Week,   February 29, 2016

ISKME will be presenting the first in a series of OER webinars, on STEM Literacy & OER Commons. This webinar will guide attendees through using OER to address STEM inquiry through literacy, targeting CCSS science literacy as well as science inquiry standards, by using a collaborative toolset on OER Commons. We will introduce the new STEM...