Introduction to Open Education Resources (OER)

This workshop was delivered synchronously online for the first time in spring of 2021.  On this site I am presenting the workshop asynchronously for you to work through in your own time, and refer back to as you need.

At the heart of the Open Education movement lies the idea that publicly-funded knowledge and knowledge products (textbooks, curricula, lecture notes, tests, assignments, video, images) should be made freely available to the public (including students).  As educators dedicated to the creation and transfer of knowledge this idea is appealing. But how does it work? What constitutes Open Education Resources (OER)? How are they licensed? Where can you find them? What are the best ways to use them?  In this workshop we will explore how to use Open Education Resources to remove barriers to education.

If you have any questions about the workshop materials here, contact Emily Schudel (