ISKME In the News

Big Ideas Fest Brings in Big Thinkers
KQED Mind Shift,   November 03, 2011

It takes people with big ideas — and smart ways to implement them — to make any progress. And that’s the point of the Big Ideas Fest, held December 4-7 in Half Moon Bay, Calif., a gathering of leaders and innovators who will share their thoughts and tactics with educators and all those interested in education innovation.
Departments of Education and Defense to Launch "Learning Registry" Tools and Community
Media Newswire,   November 09, 2011

(Media-Newswire.com) - The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense announced last night the launch of “Learning Registry,”an open source community and technology designed to improve the quality and availability of learning resources in education. The launch is an important milestone in the effort to more effectively share information...
Depts. of Education, Defense Launch Learning Registry
The Journal,   November 09, 2011

 The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense have launched a new joint project, the Learning Registry, a technology that aims to facilitate the aggregation and sharing of educational resources across multiple learning portals and websites.   The Learning Registry is not a website or a destination in itself, but rather an open source...
RAFT Collaborates with ISKME to Innovate Big Ideas in Education
PRWeb,   November 29, 2011

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) and Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) join hands to focus on transformational change in K-20 education at the annual Big Ideas Fest, December 4th-7th, 2011. The conference gathers top minds, from innovators, speakers, students, to people from foundations and text-book...
QFI to Sponsor Teachers for Training
Qatar Tribune,   December 04, 2011

DOHA QATAR Foundation International (QFI) will sponsor teachers from its Global Schools Network in the Americas and Qatar to attend the annual Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, California, United States from Sunday to Wednesday.
Education Under Secretary to Discuss How Education and Innovation Will Shape the Future of Democracy
ED.gov,   December 04, 2011

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will deliver the keynote address during the Big Ideas Fest 2011 at 6:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Dec. 4. The conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   In her remarks, Kanter will highlight how technology and innovation can transform education and boost...
QFI to Sponsor Teachers for US Fest
Gulf Times,   December 04, 2011

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will sponsor teachers from QFI’s Global Schools Network in the Americas and Qatar to attend the annual Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, California.
Action Collabs and Rapid Fire Presentations at Big Ideas Fest 2011
jackcwest: Edtech in high school,   December 06, 2011

It is almost six o’clock on Tuesday and I am sitting in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay at the Big Ideas Fest 2011. At the core of this unique conference is a product development process called an Action Collab. Think Startup Weekend with a focus on big ideas in education, and add colored construction paper and pipe cleaners...
OPAL Award: The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), USA
Open Educational Policy Initiative ,   December 06, 2011

ISKME is the 2011 winner of the OPAL Award for Bodies which Influence Policy. Gráinne Conole received the award on behalf of Lisa Petrides, Director of ISKME, at the awards ceremony.
Educators + Entrepreneurs = 'Big Ideas' in Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 07, 2011

For the past three days in Half Moon Bay, the startup spirit of Silicon Valley has combined with the steadfastness of lifelong educators at the Big Ideas Fest, a conference focusing on providing solutions to some of education's most provocative questions.   "Education is in the state of disarray," said Lisa Petrides, the founder and...
Big Ideas Fest Lived Up to Its Name
Berkeley Blog,   December 08, 2011

I'm not a conference-going person. In fact, I'd rather spend three days in solitary confinement at a high-risk prison (which I've never done...yet) than three days trapped in a conference with hundreds of people I don't know or necessarily want to know and listen to boring speeches.   The Big Ideas Fest (www.bigideasfest.org), an education-...
What Adults Can Learn From Kids
KQED Mind Shift,   December 08, 2011

This week, a group of educators and entrepreneurs got together at the Big Ideas Fest to push forward smart, actionable innovations in education. (I’ll report more on the event in the coming week.)