"This SPEC Kit explores the degree to which ARL [Association of Research Libraries] member institutions advocate, support, and develop affordable course content and open educational resources (ACC/OER)."
Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom"This course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty."
Open Washington: How to use Open Educational ResourcesTechniques to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. The course will cover the fundamental aspects of OER including open licensing and public domain. It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources.
Authoring Open Textbooks: A guide for people who want to make open textbooks.By Melissa Falldin, Karen Lauritsen. For faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and at the K-12 level. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.
"Given the potential of OER to improve higher education systems, UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have developed these Guidelines, after broad consultations with stakeholders in all regions of the world, to support governments, higher education institutions/providers, academic staff, student bodies and quality assurance/accreditation and recognition bodies."
Baker, J., Thierstein, J., Fletcher, K., Kaur, M., & Emmons, J. (2009). Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 10(5). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/633/1390