Using OER In Your Classroom

What are some potential benefits of using Open Educational Resources (OER) in your SFU course? Consider using OER in order to ...

1) Save your students some money while supporting their academic success

The choice to use open textbooks or other OER in your SFU classroom supports affordable access to higher education and helps to remove financial barriers to students' academic success.

2)  Develop highly customized learning resources and experiences for your courses

The choice to use open textbooks or other OER in your SFU classroom gives you freedom to adopt, adapt or develop high-quality learning resources that can be easily customized to suit your unique subject area, course learning outcomes or teaching needs.

And unlike traditional textbooks, OER can be freely updated and modified by you, your students and other collaborators as well. Learn more about open pedagogy, a set of teaching approaches and practices made possible through the use of OER in your classroom in the Open Pedagogy Notebook.

How to Get Started with OER 

Want to find open textbooks or other OER you can adopt or adapt for your course? Check out the BC Open Textbook Collection or other OER collections and repositories. Or contact your liasion librarian for assistance.

Interested in self-publishing an open textbook or other OER? See the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide for some tips and best practices. Or contact Digital Publishing at the Library for information about publishing an open course journal or open monograph for your class.

Want to find, make or re-mix educational media for your class? Contact the Open Ed Media team at the CEE for more details.