Welcome to WISE Learn! WISE Learn is a freely accessible online library that provides instructional materials and collaboration tools for Wisconsin educators. Instructional materials on this site are a mix of Open Educational Resources (OER) and privately licensed materials.
OER are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.*
In addition to being a digital library, WISE Learn is a platform to support instructional communities as they create, evaluate, adapt, and share content.
There are over 12,000 educational resources on WISE Learn designed for students in preschool through high school and adult education. Subject areas include:
- Applied Science
- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Communication
- Career and Technical Education
- English and Language Arts
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Social Science
Open educational resources give educators the ability to adapt instructional resources to the individual needs of their students, to ensure that resources are up-to-date, and to ensure that cost is not a barrier to accessing high-quality standards-aligned resources.
Wisconsin educators can tag, rate, and review materials, and share what works for them on WISE Learn.
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management Education (ISKME) created WISE Learn on the OER Commons platform, to serve curriculum experts and educators in discovering open educational resources and collaborating around the use, evaluation, and improvement of those materials.
* Definition of OER based on William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Open Educational Resources
Learn more about OER: Introduction to OER