Open Educational Resources: What, Why, Where, How?

Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessment. We will discuss what makes an educational resource open, why OER benefit students and instructors, where instructors can find existing OER, and how they can be used and produced. We will focus on open textbooks.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what open educational resources are and their benefits and drawbacks
  • Know how to locate open textbooks
  • Appreciate practical issues of adopting and developing OER

 Aaron is a PhD candidate, and Richard a professor in the Department of Philosophy. They have successfully authored and adapted open textbooks for use in the logic sequence Logic I-IV.

This workshop is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts as part of the Arts Teaching and Learning workshop series. Instructors from other faculties are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

March 7, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Learning Studio C (TI 120)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
Aaron Thomas-Bolduc
Richard Zach
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No Cost
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Educational Development
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