The Institute will be known for:
Student and learning-to-learn centered pedagogy supported by a community of eminent research-scholars;
Leadership through collaborative educational ventures;
Value- based learning;
Research fuels the core of SHIMT’s work. SHIMT 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.
SHIMT’s open and distributed knowledge sharing tools accelerate problem-solving and propel change in all facets of education. SHIMT 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.
SHIMT 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. SHIMT also provides OER tools and support services for integrating the best of OER and knowledge management.
SHIMT builds capacity for large-scale educational change through innovative trainings and professional development workshops, which focus on increasing access, use, and reuse of what really matters to the field of education--data, information, and knowledge.