Current issues in OER: Open Educational Resources

Keep up with OER-related news and developments provided by these organizations dedicated to open education advocacy and support

A publicly funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all B.C. post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. Their BC Open Collection is a curated selection of OER that can be accessed by educators in BC and beyond to use in the classroom, in an institutional learning management system, or on other teaching and learning platforms.

Creative Commons
A California based organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share through their release of copyright licenses available free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association in Canada provides an "inviting community to drive innovation, research, and practice in areas where either technology or openness intersect with education, research, and, more broadly, within society."

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

Canada OER

Each province and territory in Canada is responsible for managing its own education requirements – there isn’t a federal body to connect the educational initiatives across the nation, but the Canada OER mail list allows members to share information about open education, across the country.