Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

According to this short article, the OER Commons has launched a new authoring tool, Open Author. It "consolidates the functions of three other utilities from OER Commons: the Resource Builder, Lesson Builder and Module Builder," says the article. You have to log in to use it (or sign in with Clever, a single-signon for schools - a bit of marketing there, I think). I created a test resource on how to create a resource using the tool to see how it worked - it's very basic (the metada submission is the most complex piece). Watch out for licensing, which defaults to CC-by. Also, there's a non-standard 'educational use permitted' licensing option (whatever that means). What was missing? I couldn't find any way to search for and reuse existing OER content while creating my own OER.

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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021 12:05 a.m.