Glasstree

Glasstree is dedicated to providing academics and educators throughout the world with competitive and transparently priced, high quality content dissemination opportunities and to facilitating the support of our customers in the optimal use of our products and services.

We are a customer-centric organization, focused on the provision of advanced user-friendly technologies and services to satisfy our customers’ broad publishing needs.

https://glasstree.com

OpenStax College

OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to give every student the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. Through our partnerships with philanthropic foundations and our alliance with other educational resource companies, we’re breaking down the most common barriers to learning. Because we believe that a well-educated society profits us all.

We publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.

https://openstax.org/

OER Knowledge Cloud

The OER Knowledge Cloud is being updated regularly by professional librarians and by volunteers.

The Cloud data, whether that be journal articles (i.e. papers in periodicals), reports (e.g. government, industrial), books or other items, is fully searchable. The items are freely extractable from the database and or linked to a relevant URL.

We are anticipating that Athabasca University Library will become a repository for all data that deals with Open Educational Resources and will be able to be the source of electronic copies of many references.

OER Repositories and Resources

https://oerknowledgecloud.org

Open Educational Resources vs Open Access

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely available online materials that anyone can use for learning and/or teaching. Examples are courses- including MOOCs (Massive Online Open Course), lectures, teaching materials, assignments and various other resources. OERs are available in many different formats compatible with online usage most obviously text, images, audio and video.

Anyone with internet access can access and use OERs; access is not dependent on location or membership of a particular institution. OERs are particularly useful for researchers, teachers and learners. Educational institutions and providers enhance their websites by creating and maintaining access to OERs and service providers such as iTunes U, SlideShare, YouTube and Jorum also have many OERs to offer.

OERs use Creative Commons (CC) licenses to ensure that materials can be used in a wide variety of ways e.g. edited, remixed, enhanced and copied.

Open Access (OA) refers to freely available content permanently online such as scholarly articles and journals. These resources can be reused and there is some scope for alteration. OER, on the other hand, encourages remixing and redistibution of the resource and covers a much wider range of materials.

SOURCE: http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/c.php?g=355663&p=3473210