What is OER? Education Week explains. OER stands for open educational resources. That means teaching materials that are
either in the public domain, or released under a license that allows them to be
freely used changed and shared. OER can be a single lesson plan
or a complete online course. Why is the demand for OER increasing? Well, teachers need Common Core content, and new digital and print material can be expensive. Plus, online content is easy to share. Should we have concerns over OER? Standards for student data privacy may vary,
so you’ll want to be heads up to that. And also, some districts lack training
on how to choose high quality material. For more about OER, go to
www.edweek.org, keyword curriculum.