Connexions is featured as an OER resource in the new "Free to Learn Guide" by Hal Plotkin (US Department of Education).
Abstract: "Open Educational Resources (OER) offer higher education governance leaders a cost-efficient method of improving the quality of teaching and learning while at the same time reducing costs imposed on students related to the purchase of expensive commercial textbooks and learning materials. Leading scholars around the world are already participating in the OER movement even without support from most higher education institutions, including community colleges. Higher education governance officials, particularly boards of trustees and senior academic governance leaders, have a tremendous opportunity to harness the advantages of OER for their institutions."
Read about Connexions in the sections about learning objects, open textbooks, and quality control, as well as the summary of OER resources. The report describes many of the prominent projects and players of the OER movement, the history behind OER, and suggests policies and governance that will help realize the full potential of OER in higher education.