NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ847816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Harnessing Open Technologies to Promote Open Educational Knowledge Sharing
Iiyoshi, Toru; Richardson, Cheryl; McGrath, Owen
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v3 n1 Oct-Nov 2006
An oft-noted shortcoming of the research on teaching has been the meager description of teachers' knowledge and experience: their intellectual engagement with the subject matter they teach, their understanding of how to manage ideas in their teaching, or even their conceptions of how students develop knowledge of the subject matter taught. To address this need, the Knowledge Media Laboratory (KML) of the Carnegie Foundation has explored how Web technologies can support focused inquiry into the link between pedagogy and practice. Developed to help teachers create compact and engaging representations of their teaching knowledge, experiences, ideas, and reflections, the KEEP Toolkit is a Web-based tool suite that was released as open source software in 2006. Iiyoshi, Richardson, and McGrath first describe the key features of the KEEP Toolkit, discuss its early use by Carnegie scholars, and illustrate its use by contributors to the MERLOT learning object repository. They then outline the motivation and planning behind the transformation of the KEEP Toolkit from a specialized in-house tool to an open-source software application to foster educational knowledge sharing for a worldwide network of users.
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A