ISLE Open Education Resources

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ISLE Open Education Resources

Pre-Alpha Release

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are freely available for use, remixing and redistribution.  ISLE OER applications will:

  • Build a network of contributors.
  • Improve access to useful, quality resources focused on learning and standards alignment.
  • Integrate with learning maps and other applications.
  • Offer attribution licenses for protecting and sharing works.
  • Provide tools for integrating and sharing resources and usage information.​


The ISLE OER applications use the Learning Registry (LR) to access and contribute resources and create a searchable index.  The LR provides an infrastructure for the transport of education data.  The index does not search the Internet; it’s limited to the career and education resources identified by organizations such as NSDL, inBloom, OER Commons, ISLE, and others who publish resources to the LR.  Each resource in the index is identified with a URL, description, tags, and usage information.

You can create, share, evaluate, and collaborate on career and education resources on the ISLE OER site. 

Click here to get started.

​Initial ISLE OER Functionality​Description
Aligning to StandardsInitially, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are available for alignment.  However, once ASN completes setup up of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to be machine readable, ISLE OER will include them.  As other industry standards become available in machine readable formats, they will also be included.
Authoring ToolEnables creation of web pages for non-digital resources and uploading of multiple digital files as well as referencing resources.  Users may author resources on behalf of their organization.  Users may also select to make resources private or public.  All public resources are available to all users.
Creating, Sharing, and Following Library CollectionsLogin to save resources in personal or shared libraries.  A library is composed of one or more collections of resources.
Evaluating CCSS using the EQuIP RubricThe paper equivalent of the EQuIP rubric for evaluation resources for alignment to the CCSS was developed by Achieve.  Users login to use the rubric.  Evaluations are viewed along with the resource.
​Filtering Search ResultsSorts search results by most recently published and most liked.
Liking, Disliking and CommentingUsers who login may like, dislike, and comment on resources.
Offering Creative Commons Attribution LicensesAllows resource creators and publishers to select from any of the Creative Commons licenses to protect creators and allow for open use by others.
Publishing ToolUsers login to tag career and education resources to be indexed for searching.  Public resources will be replicated to the LR for access by other applications such as those compliant with inBloom.
Searching and NarrowingSearch using key words and/or narrowing.  The narrowing is based on education and career tags including learning standards.
Setting up User AccountsUsers must login to use all functionality such as authoring, publishing, evaluating, and commenting.  The resources a user: authors, publishes, evaluates, or places in libraries and collections are stored with their account.
Tagging ResourcesLogin to create new or updated tags for resources.
Viewing Resource DetailsProvides a description of the resource, related tags, learning standards, likes, comments, and evaluations.

 

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