Collaborative Platform for Sharing Open Educational Resources
Created by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, OER Commons offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality open educational resources (OER) and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners. From a single point of access in OER Commons, users can search, browse, and evaluate resources in the organization’s growing collection of more than 50,000 high-quality OER. Curated collections include fulluniversity courses; interactive minilessons and simulations; adaptations of existing open work; open textbooks; and K–12 lesson plans, worksheets, and activities.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering a freeonline course on how to operate drones. “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users” lasts two weeks and is expected to take about four hours of work each week.
Google’s eighth annual Code-inchallenge calls on students aged 13–17 to complete coding tasks on open source projects, with the aim of exposing teenagers to open source software development. To date, some 4,500 students have participated in the Google Code-in challenge, completing more than 23,000 tasks.