Our bi-weekly review of open education links from around the World. This review is prepared by Katarzyna Werner-Mozolewska from Centrum Cyfrowe.

  1. OpenStax, a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University (USA) announced, that almost 3 million students used their free textbooks this year. This means not only saving over $230 million, but is seen as factor lowering overall textbook prices.
  2. Example of OER promotion in higher education supported by state’s government (in Germany). Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts published brochure (in German) explaining key aspects of using and creating Open Educational Resources to university teachers.
  3. “The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources” online conference will be held on December 4, 2019. If you would like to share your experience on implementing OER initiatives in the library and/or community, accessibility, availability, and affordability of OER etc. Amigos Library Services is accepting presentation proposals by September 25.
  4. Over 100 Accessible Open Educational Resources collected by BCcampus are now easy to find on one list. Check out also 2nd edition of their “Accessibility Toolkit” and Checklist for Accessibility.