ISKME In the News

Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources
Education Week,   October 15, 2012

Spurred by the adoption of common-core standards by nearly every state, the movement for open digital resources is growing as educators realign curricula ---   One tool to help educators determine the quality and alignment to the common core of a particular resource is the OER rubrics developed by the Washington-based Achieve, a nonprofit...
Open Ed. Resources Encourage Teachers to Tinker
Education Week,   October 17, 2012

Educators often argue that they need more control over the development of the curriculum they are teaching. Open education resources may be the answer, said several educators during presentations at the Open Education Conference here in Vancouver on Tuesday. ---   Cynthia Jimes, the director of research at the Institute for the Study of...
'Big Ideas Fest' Tackles Money Matters and Startup Ideas
Education Week,   December 03, 2012

For the second set of presentations Monday afternoon here at the Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, Calif., the emphasis was on identifying more efficent ways to use financial resources to help students and encouraging education entrepreneurs to create products and services that solve real problems.
Fostering Big Ideas to Solve Problems in Education
Education Week,   December 03, 2012

Greetings from stunningly gorgeous Half Moon Bay, Calif., where I am covering the2012 Big Ideas Fest, hosted by ISKME. ISKME, or the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, which runs the OER Commons, brings together educators across the P-20 spectrum, along with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and education thinkers to...
Big Ideas Fest Engages Half Moon Bay Teachers
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 04, 2012

Cabrillo District teachers attend Big Ideas Fest, an annual convening of innovators in education, redesigning the future of education. By Christa Bigue December 4, 2012     An “Education Renaissance” is happening in Half Moon Bay this week, and Cabrillo Unified School District teachers, Abigail Foster and Rosabelle Lynes, are...
Conference Gives Green Light to Ideas
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 06, 2012

  Educators collaborate to solve problems By Sara Hayden [ ] Since Sunday, teachers have been in class, or something like it. The Big Ideas Fest hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, brought out about 240 people from across the United States to share their brightest ideas for the future of education. Local...
Dispatches From the Field: Big Ideas Fest
Next Generation Learning Challenges,   December 07, 2012

Carie Page Dec 7, 2012 This week, NGLC staff headed west to attend Big Ideas Fest, an annual gathering of teachers, policymakers, funders, and researchers dedicated to surfacing “big ideas” in education. After three days of networking, we left inspired, refreshed, and excited that so many of the big ideas our grantees are implementing are truly...
Conference provided much-needed chance to focus on Big Ideas
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 21, 2012

  Recently, I had the extraordinary privilege of attending the “Big Ideas Fest” at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education for a fourth year, the Big Ideas Fest is a crucible of curricular creativity, an “edupreneur” party, and an epiphany garden for teachers like me....
Secretary Clinton at Launch of U.S.-Arab League Open Book Project
U.S. Department of State,   January 28, 2013

Clinton at Launch of U.S.-Arab League Open Book Project 29 January 2013       U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the SpokespersonJanuary 28, 2013   REMARKS Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonAt the Announcement of the Open Book Project January 28, 2013Ben Franklin RoomWashington, D.C.     SECRETARY CLINTON:...
The Power of Encouragement As a Force for Learning
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Huffington Post,   March 04, 2013

As an educator and founder of a nonprofit education institute, I believe, as does recent TED Prize winner, educator Sugata Mitra, that we are better off creating conditions to "let learning happen" rather than creating rigid structures that favor rote learning, teaching to tests, or standardized instruction.   In line with the principle that...
QFI’s Open Education projects
Open Education Week,   March 10, 2013

QFI’s approach to Open Education is one that is driven by context, aimed at developing a learner-centered experience, one that is real, rich, and relevant to the world around us. QFI’s commitment to the Open Education movement provides opportunities to create social learning communities for educators, dedicated to resource discovery, standards...
The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Open,   July 29, 2013

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about the use of OER (open education resources)...