The SPARC Libraries & OER Forum is a network of academic and research librarians interested in open educational resources (OER) connected through a public e-mail discussion list and monthly calls. The link includes information about joining the mailing list and calls as well as OER-related information.
Learn More: Want to know more about OERs? Try these!
A very short course in OERs from Open Washington Open Educational Resources Network. Includes:
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Copyright & License
Module 3: Understanding OER
Module 4: Open License
Module 5: Creative Commons Licenses
Module 6: Finding OER
Module 7: Public Domain
Module 8: Sharing OER
Module 9: Accessibility
Module10: Why OER Matters
ALG is a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative to promote student success by providing affordable textbook alternatives. The site includes information about the initiative as well as articles about OERs and sources for finding OERs.
Open Educational Resources (OER) have saved students millions of dollars in textbook costs and greatly expanded access to a wide variety of educational materials for countless numbers of students and life-long learners. OER have also saved teachers time and effort by allowing them to reuse, modify, and build on materials developed
by other teachers. After a brief discussion of OER and foundations of open licensing, this article presents a number of opportunities for libraries, particularly those situated at research universities.
Report for Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) by Kaitlyn Vitez. An overview of the textbook problem and proposed solution of replacing textbooks in ten common core curriculum classes with OERs.