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By submitting the above-mentioned types of items to OER Matters, you can promote the work you are involved in, such as wiki, blogs, or conferences to the OER Commons community.

Just like the other submission forms, many of the questions on the“ Submit OER Matters Content ”form are self-explanatory. I’ll explain the fields where I anticipate you might have questions. This form differs from the others—there is more than one page. By clicking the“Next”button as you complete each page, you will be given the opportunity to rate, comment, create tags, and notes for this material.

Content Types : There are seven OER Matters content types:

  • News Stories
  • Articles and Reports
  • Tools and Technology
  • Organizations and Associations
  • Conferences and Workshops
  • Discussion Forums
  • Blogs and Wikis

You can choose more than one content type. For example, if your content is a news story and is on a blog or wiki, choose both by clicking in the selection box next to each content type.

Content Topics : There are nine OER Matters content topics. They are listed below with a short description:

  • How and Why of OER: The challenges and potential impact of OER.
  • Teaching and Learning: The impact of OER for educators and learners.
  • Localization: The process through which educational resources are adapted to meet local teaching and learning needs.
  • Standards/Certifications: The alignment of curriculum standards to OER.
  • Intellectual Property: Legal issues surrounding the sharing, use, and re-use of OER.
  • Open Source: A movement, its activities, and concepts associated with the collaborative creation of freely available software source code.
  • Technology: The latest innovations in and roles of OER-related technologies.
  • Research: Models, methodologies, paradigms, and theories in the OER research community.
  • Policy: Infrastructure, funding, stakeholders, accessibility, and other support mechanisms that sustain and grow OER.

Just like content type, you can choose more than one topic.

Content Creation Date : There are drop down menus to choose (in this order from left to right) year, month, day, hour, minute.

After completing the rest of this form, click the“Next”button. This takes you to a form to rate the material you are submitting. All of your information is automatically saved when you click“Next.”

There is a succession of pages with short forms; you reach each next page by clicking the“Next”button. On each“next”page you can add comments, keywords and/or tags, and notes. Click the“Save”button to submit your OER Matters content.

Recommend new oer

Complete the Recommend New OER form if you would like to recommend either Course-Related or Libraries and Collections OER. Using this form helps the OER Commons team become aware of more OER providers and materials to include in OER Commons. This in turn helps educators and learners connect with even more teaching and learning material.

Oer commons submission policy

The OER Commons Team reviews data contributed through the use of the forms mentioned above, but does not guarantee the accuracy of data submitted to us by others. Our policy requires that users submit only material that they own, have permission to use, and properly attribute. Consistent with this policy, we would remove items from our database found to be in violation of the rights and conditions of use for those materials.

Activity: submitting oer material

Choose materials to submit to OER Commons. Click on the appropriate link and submit your materials using the submission form:

Activity: share your experience

In the OER Commons discussion“ How and Why of OER ,”post your stories, suggestions, and questions with using OER in your teaching and learning. Here are a few questions to consider in your post:

  • What do you feel are the benefits of sharing OER?
  • What issues have you encountered in sharing OER?
  • How has sharing OER changed the way you work?
  • If you have not shared your own materials, what keeps you from sharing?

For more information

The following resources have been selected to provide more information on concepts we covered in this module.

Other modules in this course include…

This module showed how to submit your own content items or links to items about the field of open education to OER Commons. The next module,“ OER Licensing and Conditions of Use ,”will give an overview of the licensing and conditions of use in OER Commons as well as a general overview of licensing for OER.

For more information about OER Commons, send an email to info@oercommons.org .

Use this feedback form to send OER Commons general feedback, a feature request, or information about a bug/problem you had using the site.

To see the ever-growing list of the new content providers and contributors to OER Commons, visit the Content Providers page often. You can be one too!

“Quotable quote”

People with shared interests have organized around shared documents, while in turn such documents have helped develop new interests.

Brown, J. S.,&Duguid, P. (2002). The social life of information. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

About this module

The "How Tos" of OER Commons is a set of learning modules evolving out of the development of OER Commons ( (External Link) ), a teaching and learning network for free-to-use educational materials from around the world, created and licensed by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).

Course contributors are Lisa Petrides, Amee Godwin, and Cynthia Jimes, and online learning consultant, Patricia Delich.

For more information, visit (External Link) and (External Link) .

Questions & Answers

Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
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