ISKME is an independent, education nonprofit whose mission is to improve the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector. Established in 2002, ISKME conducts social science research, develops research-based innovations, and facilitates innovation that improves knowledge sharing in education. Based in Silicon Valley’s Half Moon Bay, California, ISKME supports innovative teaching and learning practices throughout the globe, and is well-known for its pioneering open education initiatives. ISKME also assists policy makers, foundations, and education institutions in designing, assessing, and bringing continuous improvement to education policies, programs, and practice. As such, ISKME helps schools, colleges, universities, and the organizations that support them expand their capacity to collect and share information and create open knowledge-driven environments focused on learning and success.
Research fuels the core of ISKME’s work. ISKME brings cutting edge contributions to the field of education with an interdisciplinary team of social scientists. With a focus on data use, open education, and knowledge collaboration, the research team produces new frameworks, models and theories that lead to transformative change in education practice and policy worldwide.
ISKME’s open and distributed knowledge sharing tools accelerate problem-solving and propel change in all facets of education. ISKME creates and facilitates open knowledge networks that support the use of information sharing and collaboration. Their open knowledge networks include the award-winning OER Commons initiative, a community of 25,000 teachers, students, and self-learners that has curated over 50,000 open educational resources, aligning them to standards, evaluating their quality, and sharing them via social networks.
ISKME builds field-facing open knowledge networks that catalyze the growth of communities tackling timely education challenges such as college completion, productivity, and education policy change. ISKME also provides OER tools and support services for integrating the best of OER and knowledge management.
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