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Open Education

This is a guide on how to find, create, and share Open Educational Resources (OER).

What is Open Education?

Open Education addresses barriers to learning by engaging open education practices in the classroom and through the development and use of open educational resources.

Open Practice engages students in collaborative knowledge creation that are then openly shared, often through networked technologies.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources made freely available through the public domain or open copyright licenses.

Support for Open Practices at UBC

There are several units on campus that can provide services and support if you are interested in incorporating open practices into your teaching and scholarship.


UBC Library

The library has several different supports to help you plan, find, create, and share OERs. We provide training and workshops for you and your team. We are also available for consultations.

Open UBC

Open UBC is a curated collection of resources for faculty and students to learn about open scholarship and what it means to teaching, learning, and research at UBC.

Copyright Services

Copyright services at UBC Library advises faculty and staff on the application of UBC's copyright requirements and guidelines and provides a range of services to support faculty, staff and students.

Scholarly Communications

Scholarly communication is researchers creating, publishing and sharing their findings with the academic community and the broader public. The Scholarly Communications office at UBC supports faculty and students through workshops, guides and one-to-one consultations on a range of issues.

Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (CTLT) focuses on professional development in teaching and learning, integration of technology into teaching and learning, development and delivery of distance education courses and programs and other technology-enhanced learning opportunities.