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Wisconsin #GoOpen: Open Education Resources in the Digital Age

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Digital Learning Plan: Open Education Resources (OER) Project

The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan outlines a vision of digital education in Wisconsin including the integration of Open Education Resources (OER) to increase equity and access to high-quality K-12 instructional resources. Open Education Resources are free and openly licensed instructional materials that can be used for teaching, professional learning, and research. The WI Department of Public Instruction has an Open Education Leadership Team (OER) that includes representatives from state virtual school organizations, the CESA network, educators, and DPI curriculum and library leaders. The team collaborates with Achieve on creating policy, best instructional practices, rubrics to review content and resource lists to promote the integration of high-quality content. The creation of the Wisconsin educator portal, WISELearn, will include open education resources as well the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative will enable high-quality learning experiences and resources to our schools.


"OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Open education resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge." -The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Research Policy

Resource Evaluation Information

Licensing and Creative Commons

Resources and Professional Learning

Join the WI Connected Educator Open Education Resources (OER) PLC

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054