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.
A free browser-based game called Factitious helps middle school and high school students distinguish between fake news and real journalism. Players indicate if they think an article is fake, or if they believe it is real.
In the summer of 2017, Open Up Resources released a problem-based core mathprogram for grades 6–8 to spark student engagement. The full OER-based curriculum is a result of a 21st Century Collaboration Model: the core materials were developed by recognized math education experts and then classroom tested and modified by 175 classroom teachers in six school districts.