For General Operating Support

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  • Date Awarded
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    24 Months
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    General Support/Organization
ISKME works to increase understanding of open educational approaches that can affect the relevance, inclusiveness, and accessibility of teaching and learning experiences. As a recognized leader in information and library science, ISKME is committed to improving access and flexibility around how resources and knowledge are shared. The next phase of their work will better enable equitable integration of OER and open educational practice across contexts by expanding their role in research and community building, improving technical infrastructure for digital libraries in the curation and dissemination of quality content, and collaborating with educators and communities to improve teaching and learning. (Substrategy: Field Building)
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for creation of a prototype of Common Core learning resources based on open primary sources  
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education requests funds to create an initial "canon," or collection of high-quality primary source materials, that can be accessed online by K-12 teachers and students. These core documents, likely to be selections in the areas of science, math, and social studies, could then be used to improve the rigor of curricula and assessments developed for the Common Core standards.
for general operating support  
Hundreds of OER providers worldwide encourage innovation and change in teaching and learning by making content more accessible and reusable; yet OER largely have not been incorporated into mainstream education. Teachers need new skills and strategies in order to find, remix, share, and integrate open content into the classroom. Over the past eight years, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education has grown into a research leader in social learning and open education as well as a hub institution in the field of OER. This unrestricted grant would support its activities, including efforts to increase access to digital materials through its OER Commons platform; expand professional development programs that align OER to new teaching and social learning practices; and support alternative learning pathways through OER in both K-12 and community colleges.

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