Planning for Open: Integrating and Using OER in Your Teaching

Event Date & Time

  • November 12, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description


Open educational resources (OERs) are learning materials such as textbooks, videos, problem banks and more that are licensed to allow others to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, and retain free of cost. The reuse and sharing rights inherent in open resources is enabling a new approach to teaching and learning by allowing learners to connect their work with authentic audiences rather than only engaging in what David Wiley calls “disposable assignments” – read by only a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of, adding no further value to the world. Open practices and OER can be used to reconceptualize traditional learning activities so that the work that students produce completing them is useful and usable by others beyond the instructor and individual student.

This session will explore how OER can be used in teaching to enable valuable, authentic learning experiences. It will examine real-world examples and best practices for engaging students as creators of OER and in-class OER creation activities. If you are preparing to develop a proposal for the OER Fund or simply are interested in OER and open pedagogies, this session will provide an in-depth overview to help you get started. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for integrating OER into their classroom
  • Identify and share tangible options for student participation in OER creation
  • Brainstorm ways to open up their teaching.


  • Lucas Wright, Senior Educational Consultant, CTLT
  • Will Engle, Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, CTLT



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.