ISKME In the News

Educause Learning Impact 2011 Online Fall Focus Session: Open Educational Content: Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities
September 15, 2011

ISKME Founder and President Lisa Petrides presents from 10:00 am to 10:35 am:     
Why are textbooks so expensive?
Mother Nature Network,   September 14, 2011

 College textbook prices increased at double the rate of inflation for several years but there are creative ways to find course materials for less.
OER Series Webinar on Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN
August 17, 2011

“Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN,” is the second webinar in the The OER series sponsored by College Open Textbooks, Connexions, IMS Global, MERLOT andSoftChalk. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, at 12 pm PST with COT members MERLOT, ISKME, IMS Global andSoftChalk among the organizations presenting. Cathy Swift from...
Detroit Teachers as Makers Academy
August 3, 2011 - August 4, 2011

A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience (Do It Yourself) DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create,...
The Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to Co-Lead Learning Resources Framework Initiative
Association of Educational Publishers,   June 7, 2011

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons (CC) today announced a partnership to improve search results on the World Wide Web through the creation of a metadata framework specifically for learning resources. This work is being underwritten with grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill &...
Content Providers Old and New Partner to Make Searching Easier
KQED Mind Shift,   June 7, 2011

"This can do for students what John Dewey did for readers 150 years ago when he created standardized card cataloging."
ISKME's Design Lab at Maker Faire 2011
May 21, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Visit ISKME's Design Lab at Maker Faire where we will be brainstorming, prototyping, and presenting new ideas in teaching and learning. Participants will be guided through design thinking and digital storytelling activities to create Open Educational Resources (OER) that will be shared on OER Commons.
Digital Natives on the San Mateo County Coast: Technology in the classroom
Coastviews Magazine,   March 1, 2011

In classroom C-109 at Cunha Intermediate School in Half Moon Bay, each of the eight science tables has a stack of textbooks and a laptop on it. As part of the 2010 BookServer and the Digital Classroom project, Deborah Cowden has been using technology in both her science and English language development classes for the past year to transform the...
Systemic Change in Greece
Eric Duval's Weblog,   January 19, 2011

Do you ever wonder what you would do if you really had the power to change things? I feel that we often hide behind the less than convincing argument of ‘I would know how to organize things in my family-school-university! If only my partner-principal-rector would would allow me to …’   Well, last week, I had a meeting with...
Half Moon Bay conference explores ideas for ed reform
San Jose Mercury News,   December 5, 2010

About 200 educators, students, researchers and others have converged in Half Moon Bay to explore and develop innovative ideas to improve education. The Big Ideas Fest tackles such challenging questions as: How can we ensure that new technologies flourish, and how can we make education relevant to all today's students at all levels of learning? The...
Dan Okrent, City Mayors and Stacy Schiff to Join Events
Wall Street Journal,   December 4, 2010

The academic and corporate worlds come together to share new thinking on education. Speakers include a middle-school principal, the head of nonprofit Futurelab and a Microsoft Corp. researcher. Sunday-Wednesday, the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Half Moon Bay, Calif. Registration of $650 includes events and meals. Bigideasfest.org
San Mateo County Coastside Child Care: Are parents satisfied?
Coastviews Magazine,   December 1, 2010

 Are Coastside families getting the child care services they need? The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education recently completed a study to assess parental satisfaction with Coastside child care, including existing challenges and suggestions for change.