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How does OER relate to OA?
SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly research process increases the impact of research, fuels the advancement of knowledge, and increases the return on research investments.
SPARC's Open Education page.
ISKME created OER Commons, publicly launched in February 2007, to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the site offers engagement with resources for curriculum alignment, quality evaluation, social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing.
Open Textbook Library
Open textbooks are real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.
This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
TeachingTech Day Activity
Scenario 1: Hathi Trust
History faculty looking for primary resources on World War I
Scenario 2: OER Commons
Teaching upper level STEM course looking for in class activity or lab
Scenario 3: Open Textbooks
Looking for a textbook for a Sociology Research Methods course