Open Educational Resources (OER) at SFU
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources created with the intention of being freely available to users anywhere. They may include, but are not limited to, textbooks, readings, multi-media files, software, games, assessment tools, and even entire courses. Most are covered by open licenses that allow for using, re-mixing, and sharing.
The use of OER in higher education is gaining momentum as a means of addressing textbook affordability for students and enhancing broad access to learning resources. For faculty, the use of OER provides more flexibility and control over easily customizable, high-quality instructional resources.
Open Education Grants (OEG) Program Pilot (2022)
The Open Education Grants (OEG) pilot, offered by the Institute for the Study of Teaching & Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) in collaboration with the Library and Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE), offers faculty funding of up to $5,000 as well as support with researching how implementation of OER and open pedagogy impact teaching and learning.
Applications are now closed for the current pilot. For more information, contact Nathan Roberson (ISTLD) at email@example.com.
Open Education 2019: Transforming Teaching and Learning at SFU
Are you interested in the potential of OER and open pedagogy to impact teaching and learning, but not sure how to get started? Hear from SFU instructors, staff, and students in the following three videos of our Open Education event from May 2019:
Open Education 2018: Transforming Teaching and Learning at SFU
Hear from SFU faculty about how they are using OER in their classrooms in the following two videos of our Open Education event from May 2018.
Session 1 Video - Opening Education: How OER Can Make Education More Accessible and Transformative (Open Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning at SFU | May 24, 2018 | SFU Library | Teaching and Learning Centre)
Session 2 Video - Open Education and OER in Action at SFU (Open Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning at SFU | May 24, 2018 | SFU Library | Teaching and Learning Centre)
Learn More about Open Educational Resources (OER) at SFU
Questions? Contact the SFU OER Working Group at: firstname.lastname@example.org