In Describe Mode, you enter important information about your resource that greatly increases its ‘discoverability’. These descriptors include: a brief abstract that will appear in OER Commons, your learning goals, as well as the subject, keywords, grade, language, and learning resource type.
Describing your resource is an important step because our system searches over these descriptors to find resources for users. Your resource might be just what another user is searching for, so make it easy to find by filling in as much detail as you can. This section is part of what makes your resource an “Open Educational Resource”, increasing its value beyond that of text and media alone.