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NASA Wavelength included in Science Article: "Crowdsourcing and Curating Online Education Resources."

Posted on October 24, 2013 - 3:56 PM CDT

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Crowdsourcing and Curating Online Education Resources

  1. Darrell Porcello*,
  2. Sherry Hsi

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720USA.

The Internet is a growing source of open educational resources (OERs) focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These STEM OERs are not only shared openly and free for all to use, but often provide licenses that permit modification and reuse. Educators must have access to tools that pinpoint valuable resources while avoiding substandard ones. We discuss how multiple information sources, user communities, and online platforms might be coordinated to craft effective experiences in digital-rich learning environments.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6143/240.full