Since we launched our OERbit platform earlier this year, we’ve been busy establishing new ways for people to connect with each other and with the educational resources we publish. We’re trying to make it easier for you to find, share, and collaborate around these materials. Here’s a rundown of some of the features we recently added. More to come, we promise.
Now, instead of just “liking” the Open.Michigan main site or following us on Twitter, you can actually share individual resources we’ve published. If you find something you think is particularly useful, enlightening, gross or cool and want to share it with friends, neighbors, coworkers or anyone else on the web you can share it directly through Facebook or Twitter. Just go to the landing page for the resource and right under the title you’ll find the easy to recognize Facebook and Twitter icons that will let you quickly sign in and share.
If you’re already enrolled in a course we have published or if you’re interested in learning more about the topic, we’ve partnered with OpenStudy to connect with learners across the world. You’ll find OpenStudy’s live study group in a handy little widget on the left side of the resource page. You can see other questions learners have posed, see others’ contributions and support about the topics you care the most about. If you sign up for an account, you can also contribute your knowledge and help others learn in OpenStudy.
Of course, you’d make our day if you liked us or followed us. Because, as you might have read, building communities around sharing and reuse of educational resources and making our resources more easy to use, share and create for you, are two challenges we take very seriously.
And as always, let us know what you’d like to see, whether it’s content, functionality, or community options. We’re listening.