Go Open, Go Free Using OER (Summer 2018)

  May 14 - 18, 2018

In this track, participants will find and incorporate no-cost, low-cost, and creative commons resources as replacements to costly commercial course materials. By adapting and building these resources, designing a complete course project and sharing it in an online repository, participants will be active contributors to the worldwide open educational resources community.


  1. Articulating the value of OER in higher education
  2. Defining OER
  3. Distinguishing between openly licensed, public domain, and copyrighted materials
  4. Finding OER in your subject area
  5. Evaluating OER
  6. Understanding the differences in Creative Commons license types
  7. Combining different types of Creative Commons licensed materials
  8. Adding a Creative Commons license to your own work
  9. Giving proper attributions to OER

Workshop Format

We will meet Monday through Friday with each day focusing on specific objectives around Open Educational Resources. The format encourages participants to actively participate in discussion and activities as we go through the process of finding, adopting, and using OER materials.

Links to Workshop Days

Monday AM - Why OER?
Monday PM - What is OER?
Tuesday - Finding OER
Thursday AM - Combining OERs

    Current Landscape of Open by Paul Stacey

    A visual representation of the open access movement