Monday, September 30, 2019 News

SPARC Releases Connect OER Annual Report for 2018-2019

Open Education

SPARC is pleased to release our 2018-2019 Connect OER Annual Report, which offers insights about OER activities across North America. This year’s report examines the current state of OER activities featuring data from 132 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Our intent is that these insights will help inform SPARC members, open education advocates, and the library community about current trends, best practices, and the collective impact being achieved through OER at participating institutions. Click here to download the report.

Connect OER is SPARC’s platform to share and discover information about OER activities at campuses across North America. Each participating institution maintains a profile page about local OER activities, which collectively populate a searchable directory that showcases trends, best practices, and collective impact being achieved through OER. 

Since Connect OER’s launch in 2017, the number of participating institutions has more than doubled, and profiles are available for free to all U.S. and Canadian higher education institutions. SPARC member libraries receive a special badge to recognize their support of our work. Learn more and sign up at

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