OER Hill Briefing

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The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and The State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA) in partnership with the E-Learning and Open Source Caucuses are hosting

“Understanding Open Educational Resources and Student Learning”
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m. (lunch to be provided)
Location: Rayburn B339

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with leading experts about the growing use of Open Education Resources (OER) to support student learning. The term Open Educational Resources refers to educational materials that are openly-licensed and freely shared for teachers, students, parents and the public to use, build upon, and adapt to local needs.

Remarks by:

  •  Nicole Allen, SPARC
  •  Michael Carroll, American University, Washington College of Law
  •  Ethan Senack, U.S. Public Interest Research Group
  •  Val Emrich, Director of Instructional Technology, Maryland State Department of Education

Please RSVP by February 25 to [email protected]

Congressional offices and the general public are encouraged to attend.


  • OER Case Studies highlighting state policies and classrooms implementation of OER.
  • State OER Policies and Practices The Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) is an online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education. The tool includes details about state OER policies and practices.
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