Tools Supporting Open-Access and Community Developed Curriculum
Over the past decade SERC has worked with the education community, through a series of projects and collaborations, to develop just such a toolset. It serves as an exemplar for the affordances necessary to move open education publishing forward. It includes frameworks that reflect best practices in curriculum design and that facilitate cross-institution collaborative authoring. It provides mechanisms for community feedback and evaluation through peer review tools and collection of cross-institutional student assessment data. Its publishing tools includes specific supports for the flexible adaptation, modification and reuse that is the promise of open education materials. This model system and its iterative development serves as a case study for the challenges and opportunities of the community-driven curricular model.