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Open Access: Open Educational Resources

How does OER relate to OA?

SPARC's definitions

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.

Example resources

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