KM Panel on Open Education Resources Online: Are They a Goldmine or Fools Gold?
- Interested in seeing where the sharing of KM reaches into the
classroom? Take note of a free event coming up in the San Francisco
Bay Area that focuses on bringing Web 2.0 tagging, rating, and social
networking features to the development of educational materials for
instructors and learners. The event is called the EdForum and it's
sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in
Education (ISKME), a research group in Half Moon Bay, California. The
title of the panel is "Customizing and Adapting Web-Based Educational
Materials, and Changing Education in the Process."
Date: Monday, February 12, 2007
Networking Reception: 5:00 pm 6:00 pm (refreshments served)
Panel Discussion: 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Location: 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco (WestEd)
RSVP to edforum@... as seating is limited. Attendance is free.
The music industry is being transformed by file sharing. Can the
sharing and use of freely available educational resources online
engage more educators in developing high-quality teaching tools and
create more "aha" moments for students? Speakers include:
Stuart Sutton, Head of Research and Development for the Gateway to
Educational Materials (GEM) and the Achievement Standards Network (ASN)
Francesca Rodriquez, Chief Operating Officer, Creative Commons
Kalei Ching, Teacher and Home School Parent
Contributing Moderator: Lisa Petrides, President, Institute for the
Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
As one example, the panel will discuss the cool new site
www.oercommons.org(in beta), which is a teaching and learning network
that brings social networking tools to educational resources online.
For more information, you can contact Joy Marcus at the Institute for
the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (www.iskme.org) (650)