The following sites provide background information about Open Educational Resources (OER) for students and faculty wanting to become involved in the OER movement.
Make Textbooks Affordable
As part of the Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), this site provides the latest news, studies and solutions on cost of college textbooks along with advocacy opportunities for students and faculty.
Open Education Week
Usually in early March, Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge. Provides networking opportunities for individuals to discuss and promote open access and open education.