Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. " ( 2012 Paris OER Declaration, UNESCO, Paris, June 20-22,2012)
Open Textbooks are a specific type of OER. They provide a free or low cost substitute for a traditional textbook.
For Instructors and Institutions:
COLORADO OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
Report to the Joint Budget Committee and The Education Committees of the General Assembly
The Colorado legislature passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill 17-258, which creates the Open Educational Resources Council.
SPARC, September 2017
Babson Survey Research Group, 2017
Part I: Open Educational Resources: Reducing Cost, Expanding Access, Improving Quality
Presented by: Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC