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$500 Million in Higher Ed. Grants Involving OER Announced
September 21, 2012

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the college and university winners of its second-round grants under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Trai…

'The World Is Open'
August 25, 2009

Author, Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, explains themes of new book about how technology and "open access" ideas are changing educ…

2015 Horizon Report
February 11, 2015

Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to…

7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources
May 27, 2010

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other …

7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing
March 8, 2011

The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-r…

A College-Level Learning Framework for Assessing Open Educational Resources
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

SUNY Empire State College is developing a framework to assess university-level learning, regardless of where it was acquired. Participants will apply the framework to sample student learning and …

A Cover to Cover Solution: How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability
September 30, 2010

This report evaluates cost-reducing options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and  open textbooks  as potential next steps to reduce the high cost o…

A Review of the Open Educational Resources Movement: Achievement, Challenges and New Opportunities
February 27, 2007

This report examines The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s past investments in Open Educational Resources, the emerging impact and explores future opportunities.  Central to the …

A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access
September 15, 2014

Funded by tertiary institutions rather than individual researchers, this new model seeks to provide open access not just to traditional academic publications but to all forms of scholarly …

A Vision for FLEXspace: Flexible Learning Environments Exchange
February 5, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

FLEXspace is a robust, rich-media interactive OER database designed to share and evaluate different types of learning spaces. The project began as a SUNY Innovative Instruction proof of concept i…