About OER Commons:
OER Commons (http://www.oercommons.org) is an open teaching and learning network launched by ISKME in March 2007 to stimulate an education ecosystem that thrives on interaction and knowledge sharing. The site has 16,400 registered users, averages 50,000 visits a month from 195 countries. OER Commons offers an infrastructure for teachers, students, curriculum experts, and others to collaborate around the use and improvement of high-quality educational resources. In 2007, ISKME was named an Education Laureate for Technology Benefiting Humanity, by the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation, for its development of OER Commons.
OER Commons is an Initiative of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). ISKME is a leader in research on social learning and open education. ISKME integrates a range of collaborative practices using open-source learning content, or Open Educational Resources (OER), with a research-based pedagogy focused on participatory learning for K-20 teachers and learners.
ISKME catalyzes teachers and learners in the shift from a consumer culture for educational resources, to one in which teachers gain leadership and support to adapt and develop resources for their own needs, and then share those resources with others.