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Open Space is Ohio's premier OER creation and collaboration space for Ohio's PreK-12 educators. In Open Space, Ohio’s PreK-12 educators collaborate, build, and share open education resources and best practices in implementation to address student learning needs.

Licensed and supported by INFOhio, Open Space was built on the OER Commons infrastructure and features all the authoring and collaboration tools found on OER Commons, ISKME's digital library and collaboration platform. While hosted and indexed on the OER Commons platform, Open Space has been designed to meet the unique needs of Ohio's PreK-12 educators.

Requirements for Publishing to Open Space

All Ohio PreK-12 educators are welcome in Open Space! Before joining Open Space, please read these Open Space procedures:

INFOhio developed Open Space to provide Ohio's PreK-12 educators with a platform to collaborate, create, and share high-quality teaching and learning resources. All submissions to Open Space must meet the Open Space Minimum Requirements for quality and accessibility. Please read the rubric before submitting content for publication in Open Space. You may find it helpful to use the Open Space Submission Form to track your submission progress.

High-quality, standards-aligned content that has been published to Open Space and that meets all additional requirements may be recommended for inclusion in Educator Tools. To recommend an Open Space item for inclusion in Educator Tools, click here.

Open Space Advisory Council

The INFOhio Open Space Advisory Council includes Ohio content providers and Ohio's PreK-12 education professionals. The Advisory Council provides guidance for INFOhio efforts to empower PreK-12 educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. The council members have been instrumental in providing advisory support for INFOhio Open Space. 

If you would like to learn more about the Advisory Council, or if you or your organization are interested in joining the team, contact

Open Space Advisory Council Members

Bay Village City Schools, Char Shryock

Beachwood City Schools, Ken Veon

Beachwood City Schools, Linda LoGalbo

Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC), Geoff Phillips

Cincinnati Public Schools, Justin Leach

Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Alexandria Halmbacher

Columbus City Schools, Stephanie Meeks

ESCCO, Marcy Raymond

Graham Local Schools, Chad Lensman

INFOhio, Erica Clay

INFOhio, Mike Ridinger

Kent State University, Tammy Voelker

Lakota Local Schools, Matt Miller

Loveland City Schools, David Knapp

NWOET, Roger Minier

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), Rachel Schultz

Ohio Department of Education, Brian Roget

Ohio Department of Education, John Wiseman

Ohio Department of Education, Sherry Birchem

Ohio DLA, Dave Stein

Ohio History Connection, Jillian Ramage

Ohio History Connection, Stacia Kuceyeski

OhioLINK, Anna Bendo

OhioNet, Christine Morris

OPLIN, Don Yarman

State Library of Ohio, Penelope Shumaker

WOSU, Amy Palermo

Open Space Content Providers

Ohio educational agencies can partner with INFOhio to contribute their content to Open Space, making it easier for Ohio educators to find and use that content. If you have multiple content items to contribute, please reach out to us at or and let us know you are interested in establishing your organization as an Open Space Content Provider. A member of the INFOhio team will contact you to discuss branding your content, creating Content Provider Sets, bulk uploading of content, and free training.

Training for Open Space Content Providers can be found below in the Training and Support section. Two training sessions, Open Space Content Providers Session 1 and Open Space Content Providers Session 2, are available. Session 1 is a prerequisite to session 2. 

If you are interested in contributing content to Open Space and would like to learn more, contact

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