Composed of over 240 community and technical colleges in North America, its mission is the promotion of open education policies and practices to expand access to education and improve teaching and learning
"The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations. OEC represents its members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally. OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation."
"The Open Textbook Network (OTN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses.All of our textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success."
M.O.S.T. seeks to support higher education faculty throughout Maryland in finding, adapting, and adopting OER materials to assist students. Access their Course Hub to explore materials currently used in full OER courses.
"Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective."