Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources

Spurred by the adoption of common-core standards by nearly every state, the movement for open digital resources is growing as educators realign curricula



One tool to help educators determine the quality and alignment to the common core of a particular resource is the OER rubrics developed by the Washington-based Achieve, a nonprofit education policy group that helped write the Common Core State Standards. The rubrics are hosted by the OER Commons, a repository of more than 30,000 open resources created by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, or ISKME, based in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Publication Date: 
October 15, 2012