ISKME In the News

Lisa Petrides: You Say You Want a Virtual Revolution?
The Huffington Post,   September 16, 2009

In a provocative commentary published in Sunday’s Washington Post, frequent Huffington Post blogger Zephyr Teachout predicts that “a virtual revolution is brewing for colleges.” What digital technology has done to the newspaper business, it will soon do to higher education, she argues.
Lisa Petrides: Digital Textbooks, Real Gains for Education
Huffington Post,   June 15, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger has a plan to make California the first state in the nation to provide its schools with free digital textbooks. The initiative would start this fall with online materials for high school math and science classes. The Governor explained his thinking in an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury:
Maker Faire 09: ISKME Teaches Kids to Design Sustainability Solutions
Treehugger,   May 31, 2009

The very first thing that caught my eye at Maker Faire was a wall of plants, hooked up to solar panels and a wind turbine, that pumped water into a fish pond. I had to stop and ask, and turns out, it's a project that hopes to spark the imaginations of middle and high school kids for creating a world of sustainable food production. Click through to...
Education Vault: OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Education Vault,   April 27, 2009

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources Since my own EduResources Portal closed in July 2007, I've been looking for other useful portal entry points to recommend to students and instructors who are searching for educational resources. I highly recommend the OER Commons as a valuable first stop. The Commons is extremely broad in scope, but so well...
Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Teachers Get Resourceful With 'Open Content'
Education Week,   March 15, 2009

Leaving their textbooks to gather dust, Houston middle school teacher Ardath A. Stewart and her students studied science last spring by assembling much of their curriculum on a class "wiki," an open-source community Web site. The materials included students' written postings on class topics, as well as projects, grading rubrics, and...
Teachers Get Resourceful With 'Open Content'
Education Week,   March 15, 2009

Subtitled "Content-sharing across the Web is becoming a valuable classroom tool for educators," Andrew Trotter's article at teachermagazine.org quotes Lisa Petrides and references ISKME's OER Commons project: "We can now really build and harness the knowledge base that already exists [among teachers]",said Lisa A. Petrides, the...
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Libraries
Information Today, Inc,   March 2, 2009

In my trends watch at the beginning of the year (http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=52127), I mentioned that openness is increasingly a characteristic of many sectors and technologies—open access, open library, open source, open standards, open platforms, and more. Another open trend that is growing quickly is the...
Stanford Education
Stanford Educator,   March 1, 2008

Land of the Free and Electronic Will Open Education Transform Teaching and Scholarship?
Analysis of State-of-the-State Addresses Reveal Governors' Top Priorities
National Governor's Association,   April 14, 2007

 ISKME releases National Governors Report on State-of-the-State Addresses, April 2007
PLI Grant Supports Leadership in Urban Districts
University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education ,   January 1, 2006

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) a multi-year grant of $750,000 to develop leadership in urban districts. Designed in partnership with the Oakland, San Francisco and West Contra Costa school districts with PLI as the anchor program, the Strategic Leadership Collaborative will support a...