Additional Resources


CCCOER: a growing consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources. We provide a community and resources to learn about the evolving practice of open education.

COERLL: The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)’s mission is to produce and disseminate language OER for the public (e.g., online language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, and corpora).

LIBOER: the SPARC Libraries & OER Forum (LibOER) is a vibrant community of practice for academic and research librarians interested in open education. Established in 2013, this network connects more than 1,000 subscribers primarily in the U.S. and Canada through a public email discussion list and a monthly community call.

Rebus Community: a platform and forum for everyone working on open educational resources. It makes it easy to collaborate with others, conceive and create your project, and share tools, ideas, and processes.


OpenEd Conference: The largest US-based open education conference, OpenEd alternates between west- and east-coast venues each year and regularly hosts the largest names in Open Education, from practitioners to platforms.

OER: The OER conference is the largest, international conference centering on the topic of open education. Managed by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based organization for learning technology, this conference is not one to miss.

OpenCon: OpenCon is a conference focusing on openness writ large, from open education to open science.

TAC: The Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC) is a place to explore OER and other affordability initiatives growing in North America. Supported by the National Association of College Stores, this conference has a particular focus on affordability rather than openness, but OER is often a major talking point.

Northeast OER Summit: The Northeast OER Summit, first begun in 2017, is a regional conference for instructors, instructional designers, and librarians to discuss their work in open education. Although located in the Northeast United States, the conference is open to participants worldwide.

“E”ffordability Summit: The “E”fforability Summit is an open education conference dedicated to being affordable for attendees. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Summit has no registration fees and covers topics related to OER in both K-12 and higher education environments.


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