Developing Essential Skills through Active Open Education Resources (OER)
OpenSkill develops open education resources (Active OER) that foster essential workforce skills as part of a $2.5M funded program by the Department of Education. The development team includes Arizona State University's Center for Education Through Exploration (ETX) and three community college partners: Maricopa Community Colleges, Ivy Tech Community College, and Miami Dade College.
Community College Systems
OpenSkill Tools are customizable digital resources enabling active learning that fosters essential skills, portable across disciplines. Active learning is at the heart of the OpenSkill vision because skills are best learned by doing. No two students will have the same experience. OpenSkill Tools can be used alone or supported with ready-to-use assignments, guides, and quality, existing OER materials, all made available on the OpenSkill Hub.
Ready-to-use student assignments and teacher guides for OpenSkill Tools that place them in particular course and disciplinary contexts
Faculty-curated best-of-breed existing OER resources that can be integrated with OpenSkill Tools and Tool Resources
A web repository for accessing all OpenSkill resources, licensed CC BY (or as remixed OER material directs), and an active user community