Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, OER Commons

Country: United States
Region of Impact: Global

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education enlists technology to evaluate and organize vast Web-based educational resources.

The explosion of free online educational materials has created a new problem. It is tremendously difficult to find appropriate, high-quality materials online, or to know what really works.

The Institute founded the OER Commons to sort and centralize a wealth of knowledge. Their interactive, open-source network aggregates exceptional materials and provides a social networking site where users can share their experiences and outcomes. A virtual community of teachers and learners rates materials, tags them, creates blogs, and even offers up edits and ideas. The online collaboration creates a huge, vital, and ever-growing education resource.

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