Explore. Create. Collaborate.

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.
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Create OER with Open Author

Open Author helps you build Open Educational Resources, lesson plans, and courses (on your own, or with others) — and then publish them, to the benefit of educators and learners everywhere. Select one of our authoring formats to get started:

Resource Builder

Create media rich documents.

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For K-12

Lesson Builder

Create interactive lessons.

For Higher-Ed

Module Builder

Create interactive modules.

Build. Save. Collaborate.

Groups provides a flexible environment to organize, create, share, and discuss resources with others in your network. Collaborate with group members, tag and add resources to shared folders, create your own collections, all within a public or private group.

Groups

Extensive Library, Powerful Findability

Search through collections curated by our digital librarians
Collections
Common Core resources organized for your needs
Common Core
Building STEM Literacy and Bright Futures
STEM Literacy

Harness the power of the Commons

Hubs

A Custom Resource Center Projects, districts, states, and initiatives make use of Hubs to bring groups of educators together to create, organize, and share OER collections that meet their common goals. Explore Hubs

Microsites

Custom Digital Libraries Microsites are custom, flexible sites that include all the features available on OER Commons. Microsites allow your users to search resource collections using a custom taxonomy at a unique URL. Explore Microsites

Dedicated to Professional Learning

Our award-winning OER Professional Learning programs support instructors and curriculum specialists to gain the necessary skills required to find, adapt, and evaluate high quality open materials.

In-person and virtual OER workshops help focus instructors to develop a "commons" mindset, to experience the benefits of open processes using the platform's tools, collaborative features, and workflows. This can include using Open Author for creating, remixing, and publishing shared curriculum.

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How to Search OER Commons

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How to Use Open Author

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