The Karnataka Open Educational Resources wiki is a repository of resources to support practising teachers in terms of their professional development as well as classroom processes. The wiki is built by a community of educators who will will be engaged in the creation, review, curation and publishing of digital curricular resources on a continuous basis. This resource repository is embedded in the Subject Teacher Forum that has been built across high school teachers of Karnataka.
What are Open Educational Resources
OERs are defined as “educational materials—textbooks, research articles, videos, assessments, simulations—that are either licensed under an open copyright license—for example, Creative Commons—or in the public domain. In both cases you have free (no-cost) access to the OER and free (no-cost) permission to engage in the “4R” activities when using them, including:
- Revise: adapt and improve the OER so it better meets your needs
- Reuse: use the original or your new version of the OER in a wide range of contexts
- Remix: combine or “mashup” the OER with other OER to produce new materials
- Redistribute: make copies and share the original OER or your new version with others (Wiley, Green & Soares 2012:2).