About us

K12 Open Ed is a web site devoted to the exploration of open educational resources in education with a focus on elementary and secondary levels.

The web site is written in part by Karen Fasimpaur, who is an educational technology consultant. Karen is also the president of K12 Handhelds, an author on the use of mobile technology in education, and the host and producer of the podcast Karenís Educational Mashups.

This site grew out of a series of beliefs:

These beliefs led us to investigate OER and to become enthusiastic about their use in K-12 education.

Beyond this site, we hope to help spearhead the development of many free open resources for K-12 education, including a Kids Open Dictionary and a K-12 Open CD.