Curriki To Launch New Site with Social Features, Improve Resource Reviews
The open educational resource (OER) provider Curriki will
unveil a new, updated Web site featuring responsive design, social tools and other upgrades this summer.
According to Curriki representatives, the new Curriki
Community will make it faster and easier for educators to take advantage
open educational resources.
The new site is designed to make it easier to search for,
align and organize materials and create collections according to a
different criteria, including lesson plan sets, units, student
collections and more.
Taking advantage of social media tools, the new site
allow community members to "follow" other members who contribute content
they like and connect with peers in collaborative groups. There will
new opportunities to join discussion forums and post news of community
Finally, a new tool, OER Rubrics, will help the
Team evaluate resources and give more detailed information on the value
The new site will be on display during the ISTE
conference June 28 and 29 in Philadelphia.
Curriki is a nonprofit that provides an opportunity
for K-12 teachers,
students and parents to create, share and find open learning resources.
can join Curriki at no charge and access its resources.
"Our goal with the new Web site was to apply our years
experience working with the worldwide education community and leverage
technology to give educators everywhere opportunities to inspire
others and students to become inspired to learn," said Curriki Chairman
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.