High-quality OER, tools, and training to navigate the brave new world of Open Ed. Welcome to the education renaissance. 高质量的OER、工具和培训，以驾驭开放教育的新世界。欢迎来到教育复兴。
WHAT ARE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
WHAT IS OER COMMONS?
The OER Commons Initiative: A Brief Background
ISKME created OER Commons, publicly launched in February 2007, to provide support for and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the web site offers engagement with resources in the form of social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing. OER Commons has forged alliances with over 120 major content partners to provide a single point of access through which educators and learners can search across collections to access over 30,000 items, find and provide descriptive information about each resource, and retrieve the ones they need. By being “open,” these resources are publicly available for all to use, and principally through Creative Commons licensing, many thousands are legally available for repurposing, modifying and improving.
The worldwide OER movement is rooted in the idea that equitable access to high-quality education is a global imperative. Open Educational Resources, or OER, offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning through accessible content, and importantly, through embedding participatory processes and effective technologies for engaging with learning. By leveraging our technical infrastructure and developing teacher training models that facilitate participation with OER, the OER Commons project aims to grow a sustainable culture of sharing among educators at all levels.
Continuing its efforts to support the dynamic discovery and dissemination of teaching and learning content through the OER Commons platform, ISKME is developing training and professional development models to support teachers and schools in effective uses of online content and to meet the demands of 21st century learning. As a key part of the OER Commons initiative, we work directly with teachers and students to engage with learning resources through processes that involve continuous improvement, that require collaboration and social learning, and build expertise from within and from the bottom-up. We develop, facilitate, and evaluate educational programs including professional development workshops, forums, international teacher resource exchanges, online knowledge-sharing collaboratives, and online course materials.
OER Commons Initiative:A Brief Background
ISKME创建了OER Commons，于2007年2月公开发布，旨在围绕开放教育资源（OER）的使用和重用提供支持并建立知识库。作为一个教学和学习材料的网络，该网站以社会书签、标签、评分和评论的形式提供与资源的接触。OER Commons与120多个主要内容合作伙伴结成联盟，提供单一的访问点，通过该访问点，教育者和学习者可以跨集合搜索访问30000多个项目，查找并提供有关每个资源的描述性信息，并检索他们所需的资源。通过“开放”，这些资源可供所有人使用，主要是通过知识共享授权，数以千计的资源可合法用于重新调整用途、修改和改进。