Freely available education resources -- The OER Commons
October 16, 2009 8:44 AM   Subscribe

The OER Commons exists to help educators "find free-to-use teaching and learning content from around the world." Thousands of primary, secondary and post-secondary activities, labs, lecture notes, assignments and other educational materials are available by searching or browsing the OER site.
posted by cog_nate (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, as an educator, thank you. I've just started to skim this site, but it really looks like best of the web type stuff.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:41 AM on October 16, 2009

Looks pretty awesome.
posted by DU at 10:07 AM on October 16, 2009

I just looked at the site, but I can't figure out how to drill down to more specific subject areas below social sciences or humanities. How do I find stuff in my specific discipline?
posted by DiscourseMarker at 10:35 AM on October 16, 2009

Nice... this manuscript database will be useful for me. Thanks.
posted by ServSci at 11:17 AM on October 16, 2009

posted by Iridic at 11:36 AM on October 16, 2009

I have to plug our research group's LeMill here (I am a developer there). Teachers creating OERs for teachers. It is big in Georgia and Estonia! (Switch language to et or ka to see their content.)

The problem I see with OER Commons is, that those who could most benefit from free educational resources do not use english for their primary/secondary education. We are trying to pull the bar down for participating in collaborative creation of OERs, as smaller languages cannot get as powerful syndication effect as OER Commons has, so please excuse some low quality content. Georgian writing is pretty anyway, even when I don't have the faintest idea what they are saying.
posted by Free word order! at 12:47 PM on October 16, 2009

OER Toolkit from UNESCO seems apropos.
posted by idb at 7:44 AM on October 19, 2009

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