This is an online community of practice focused on open educational resources (OER)* and their use in K-12 education. It is intended for educators who are using OER, those who are interested but not yet using OER, OER advocates, and anyone else interested in OER in K-12.
This is a community site and is meant for you all to contribute to and build.
Rather than trying to create another whole space for people to post in, we are attempting to aggregate content from a variety of spaces, such as Twitter, blogs, etc. By tagging your posts #k12opened or tweeting them @k12opened, we can include your content, questions, and comments here. You can also use the discussion boards here to post your questions or to share information.
We know that this space will evolve over time. If you have suggestions for that or resources you think we should include, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you find this space useful and that you connect with other educators with similar interests.
* Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. (Hewlett Foundation, 2012)
More simply put, OERs are open resources that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by anyone