Open Education is supported by a strong and active community of educators, librarians, and administrators who work to raise awareness and advocate for open initiatives. The pages below list some of the organizations and initiatives that you can follow to learn more about open education or which you can join to take part in the open community.
The Open UBC Working Group is comprised of faculty, students, and staff, has been meeting regularly since 2015 to advise, communicate, and partner on the development of resources and strategies for supporting open education at UBC. The working group creates resources for the open.ubc.ca website as well as supports emerging and ongoing open projects at UBC and beyond.
There are several local, national, and international organizations that support the growth of Open Scholarship and Open Education. The websites of the organizations below provide a number of resources for learning more about Open initiatives and communities.
Below is a list of some grant and funding opportunities for faculty that can help offset the time and resources required to create, adopt, adapt and share open educational resources.
Following listservs, newsletters, and hashtags are great ways to learn more about open education initiatives and projects. They are also an easy way to join the open community, and to share information about your own open educational projects. Below are some of the most active listservs, newsletters, and hashtags about open education and open educational resources.
Open Textbook Network Google Group (only available to institutions that are part of the Open Textbook Network)