Connect OER is a 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.
While the directory is no longer actively maintained, it provides a snapshot of OER activities from 2017-2020.
- Each participating institution has a campus profile maintained by its academic library, which includes a summary of OER activities and basic metrics about the status of OER on campus.
- Users can search for campus profiles based on their characteristics, types of activities, and key words. Note that some data may be outdated.
- Reports on the data collected through Connect OER are available for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019, providing a snapshot of the state of OER at participating campuses and best practices.
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Why Connect OER?
The movement for Open Educational Resources (OER) has been accelerating across North American higher education, with numerous institutions launching initiatives to support the creation, adoption, adaptation and awareness of OER. While many efforts have connected with organized networks, communities, and consortia, many others are happening organically and may lack visibility outside of their institution. Movements are stronger when they can connect more easily, so in response to a need identified by our member libraries, SPARC created Connect OER to help build bridges between campuses actively working on OER.