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Open Educational Resources Commons content aggregator

OER Commons Logo  The new Open Educational Resources Commons (OER Commons) is a content aggregation network for the use and reuse of Open Educational Resources The site was produced by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), and supported by the Hewlett Foundation’s Open Content Initiative. With metadata and pointers gathered from OER items worldwide, the site builds a knowledge base across institutions with features including: user tagging, rating, reviewing, and annotating of OER items, as well as providing forums for discussion and exploration on emerging topics related to OER issues.

OER Commons is an effort to bring together K-12, Higher Education, Training, and OER-related resources to make them more useful for students, instructors, and self-learners through collaborative engagement, quality vetting, and sharing. Content topics are diverse and include: climate change, all of the various arts and sciences at all grade levels, mathematics education, music theory, global development, digital signal processing, and copyright issues.

Here’s an example search on the term “conflict resolution” which produces some interesting results including lectures, training materials and more.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2007 02 20 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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