ISKME advances equity and access to high-quality OER among organizations, state consortia, schools, and global institutions. ISKME brings its long-term commitment to two main areas: enhancing OER access and engagement for teaching and learning; and increasing flexibility in how resources and knowledge are shared across learning contexts. ISKME’s work will include expanding its technical infrastructure to support digital libraries to curate and disseminate quality content, and convening educators and their communities to improve teaching and learning through open educational practice.
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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.