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Open Education

This is a guide on how to find, create, and share Open Educational Resources (OER).
OER-Enabled Pedagogy is the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources. Some people – but not all – use the terms “open pedagogy” or “open educational practices” synonymously. (Open Education Group, 2021) 


As identified by Wiley and HIlton (2018), teaching and learning practice qualifies as OER-enabled pedagogy when the answer to the following questions is "yes": 

  1. Are students asked to create new artifacts (essays, poems, videos, songs, etc.) or revise/remix existing OER?
  2. Does the new artifact have value beyond supporting the learning of its author?
  3. Are students invited to publicly share their new artifacts or revised/remixed OER?
  4. Are students invited to openly license their new artifacts or revised/remixed OER?

UBC Examples of OER-Enabled Pedagogy
Critical Information Literacy (CIL)  is the practice of making visible the impacts of the social, political, and economic systems that influence what is created, how it is created, and how it is made accessible.


At its core, OER-enabled pedagogy is teaching practices that facilitate the collaborative and transparent construction of knowledge made openly available to communities, primarily online communities.CIL is a complementary approach that encourages learners to develop a practice of critical reflection about the systems they use to access, create, and share their open resources.

 UBC Library is a partner in developing these critical skills through instruction programs and collaborations.  To collaborate with a librarian on CIL and OER-enabled pedagogy in your courses, contact your Subject Librarian or the Open Education Librarian on your campus. 

Examples of UBC Library Collaborations