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Provides training for instructors seeking to utilize open educational resources.

Aims to develop a textbook market with both a vibrant used book market and a plethora of learning content that is priced and sold fairly.
Provides latest news, studies and solutions on cost of college textbooks; advocacy opportunities for professors (Open Textbooks Statement!) and students (Actions for Students).

Gateway to information about the open education movement and Open Educational Resources
Intended for anyone interested in open education, the site provides links to resources, organizations, events, people, and more

Funds grants for Open Educational Resources since 2006
Provides resources and also makes their funded OER proposals publicly available

SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.  
This page highlights SPARC's early work in supporting OER

Promoting Open Knowledge in a Digital Age 
Working on open knowledge projects, such as  Open Economics or  Open ScienceProviding infrastructure, and potentially a home, for open knowledge projects, communities and resources. For example, we run the KnowledgeForge service and Comprehensive Knowledge Archive NetworkActing at UK, European and international levels on open knowledge issues.
Running open knowledge events, such as OKCon

 

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