|OER Handbook for Educators|
|Conclusion||The Future of OER | Encouragement | Introduction to Other Handbooks | Additional Reading | OER Forums | Glossary|
The OER community has many different voices from all over the world. Here is a sampling of some notable people within the OER community:
Background articles, papers and publications on OER
Ansary, T.(2004, November). The muddle machine: confessions of a textbook editor. Edutopia. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.edutopia.org/magazine/ed1article.php?id=Art_1195&issue=nov_04
Baker, D.(2005). Are copyrights a textbook scam? Alternatives to financing textbook production in the 21st century. Center for Economic and Policy Research. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/textbook_2005_09.pdf
Benkler, Y. (2002). Coase's Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm. Yale Law Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from http://yalelawjournal.org/112/3/369_yochai_benkler.html
-. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale University Press. Retrieved June 27, 2008, from http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_networks/index.php?title=Main_Page
Crowell, B.(2005, December). All systems go: the newly emerging infrastructure to support free books. Light and Matter. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.lightandmatter.com/article/infrastructure.html
Stacey, P. (2007, April). Open educational resources in a global context. First Monday. (12,4). Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_4/stacey/index.html
This paper analyzes questions around the emerging use of OER in a global context, via analysis and extracts from discussion and case studies that took place in the 2005 UNESCO/IIEP OER discussion forum.
Gesar, G. (ed.). (2007). Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012. Salzburg Research, EduMedia Group. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.olcos.org/english/roadmap/
OLCOS, the Open Learning Content Observatory Services project, is funded under the European Union’s eLearning Programme and aims at building an online information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of OER in Europe.
Johnstone, S.M.(2005). Open Educational Resources serve the world. Educause Quarterly. 28(3). Retrieved June 17, 2008, from http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm05/eqm0533.asp?bhcp=1
Keats, D.(2003, February). Collaborative development of open content: a process model to unlock the potential for African universities. 8(2). Retrieved June 15, 2008, from http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_2/keats/index.html
Lessig, L. (2004, March, 25). Free Culture. The Penguin Press: New York. Retrieved June 2, 2008, from http://www.free-culture.org/index.html
This publication forms the main output of OECD's project to map the scope and scale of OER, on which IIEP's latest discussion forum was focused.
Siemens, G.(2003, May 29). Why we should share learning resources. elearnspace. Retrieved June 15, 2008 from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/why_we_should_share.htm
Various. (2007, September). Cape Town Education Declaration: Unlocking the promise of open educational resources. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/read-the-declaration 
Blogs about OER
- Abject Learning: Education Technologist at the University of British Columbia.
- D'Arcy Norman dot net: Educational Technology Developer at the University of Calgary.
- Flosse Posse: blog by Teemu Leinonen, who has worked on the open repository LeMill and is currently supporting MobilED, a mobile learning initiative for Africa.
- Iterating Towards Openness: Utah State University professor David Wiley's blog. David Wiley has started several open education projects and currently collaborates with COSL (Center for Open and Sustainable Learning).
- K12 Open Ed: experienced K12 educator who now runs an educational technology company.
- Learn Online: Education Developer Leigh Blackall in New Zealand.
- Lessig: blog by Larry Lessig, founder and head of Creative Commons.
- OCW Blog: information about Open CourseWare initiatives.
- OERderves: blog by Marshall Smith, Catherine Casserly and Phoenix Wang of the Hewlett Foundation.
- Open Content Holistic Research Environment (OCHRE): research on open education, specifically about OpenLearn.
- OpenFiction Blog: Stephen Carson's blog about MIT OCW and the Open Fiction Project, which is a creative writing Open CourseWare course.
- Open Up!: official blog of COSL, a research group at Utah State University dedicated to open education.
- OER blogs: list of blogs that discuss open education, automatically updated to reflect new blog posts.
- The SPARC Open Access Newsletter: monthly newsletter from Peter Suber, Earlham College (Indiana, USA).
- Stephen's Web: Stephen Downes is a senior researcher at the Institute for Information Technology's Internet Logic Research Group. Stephen has a daily newsletter called OLDaily (Online Learning Daily), which highlights newsworthy articles and commentary on current issues in open education.
- The Stingy Scholar: information on a wide variety of free educational opportunities. Offical blog of Textbook Revolution.
- European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL): presents scholarly work and information about open, distance and e-learning, education through telematics, multimedia, on-line learning and co-operation.
- Directory of Open-Access Journals (DOAJ): list of journals that have free access.
- University of Nevada, Reno Libraries: another list of journals with free access.
- The Free Medical Journals Site: open access medical journals.
Writing on OER. OER Wiki. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Repositories
Journals. OER Wiki. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Journals