Open Education Materials (OER) help support access to learning, teaching and research in all levels of education. Open Access is a growing requirement for funded research. Sharing data and scholarship is one facet of open access. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) provides resources to extend understanding and map applications for using open education resources to support teaching and learning. The information below points to some useful resources for your consideration.
The SPARC Open Education Issues page provides foundation materials for learning what OERs are and are not. The Open Education Reader is a textbook that is used in a course on open education at Brigham Young University.