This is another post in my series of posts showing gratitude and appreciation for members of the open education community.
Today I’m going to focus on ISKME and OER Commons. From their website:
ISKME’s OER initiatives aim to grow a sustainable culture of sharing and continuous improvement among educators at all levels. In 2007, ISKME launched OER Commons, its digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization’s pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. OER Commons offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.
In addition to their widely used OER search and discovery service, ISKME provides a range of other services. Hubs are customizable, branded resource centers on the OER Commons site where a network of users can create and share collections, administer groups, and share news and events associated with a project or organization. Microsites are ISKME’s comprehensive solution for hosting and indexing a unique content library while facilitating collaboration for a specific targeted audience. ISKME’s integration services include integrations with learning management systems, Clever, Google Classroom, and other systems. They conduct a wide range of training workshops, on topics like Introduction to OER Practices and OER Discovery and Curation. They also run the Big Ideas Fest each year. For all these reasons and more, I’m grateful for ISKME and all the wonderful things they do for the open education community. Share some love for ISKME in the comments below.