As a way to democratize access to education, ISKME strives to bring about the process of open education practice through increased inclusion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. The resulting ecosystem of open knowledge networks that ISKME’s work enables is fundamental to great teaching, to equity in education, and access to opportunity for every student and every learner over their lifetime. ISKME is more than just an information and knowledge conduit for educators; it is a point-of-view about how to participate in creating extraordinary citizens and adaptive and resilient contributors to the global economy.
ISKME leads the development of tools and strategies to create and support the field of open educational practice for K-12 and higher education state systems of education. This also includes the creation of ISKME's OER Commons, a digital public library of open educational resources and collaboration platform that facilitates the discovery and improvement of high-quality digital resources that are free, openly licensed, and available for a diverse range of learners. ISKME also produces an international event dedicated to catalyzing education innovation.