OER Links of Interest
The Saylor Academy has an impressive array of textbooks released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. These texbooks were originally developed by a commercial publisher that was experimenting with an open licensing business model. They moved away from this model, so the Saylor Foundation picked them up for release and for subsequent revision.
The Global Text Project develops and promotes open textbooks, with a specific focus on making materials available of use in low and middle income countries. They also maintain a list of open textbooks published by others, including a few published in languages other than English.
The Education project at Creative Commons works with the global OER movement, providing the legal framework for OER: teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.
OER Africa is an innovative initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide) to play a leading role in driving the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across all education sectors on the African continent.
The Open Education Resource Foundation is an independent international non-profit headquartered at Otago Polytechnic New Zealand. Among other projects, they sponsor OERu, an international consortium building open courseware, and WikiEducator, a platform for collaboration in open education, including development of open educational resources, planning and communication, and holding workshops to teach educators technical skills and about open licensing.
The Open Education Consortium is a global network of universities that holds conferences, sponsors events, and otherwise promotes open education.
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