The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) is dedicated to improving the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector.

Operating as an independent education nonprofit, ISKME’s research efforts produce new frameworks, models, and theories, which draw upon data use, open education, and knowledge collaboration. Their research and tools are then made broadly available through their open knowledge networks. Most notable is ISKME’s award-winning OER Commons initiative, which houses over 50,000 open educational resources and serves a growing community of over 25,000 educators and learners. They further utilize this research to provide trainings and professional development workshops that focus on equipping educators and others with data and information.

In addition to their day-to-day work, ISKME hosts a major, annual conference—Big Ideas Fest—to celebrate the work of innovators from across the country and invite more and more educators to innovate within their own communities.

Last updated on 12/11/2015

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