Introduction to Open Education Resources


Monday, October 28

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explorer Room


Introduction to Open Education Resources

This session will provide an overview of open educational practices (OEP) including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy, and open licenses. Background will be provided on why such resources and licenses are important for learners, as well as educational institutions trying to increase access, lower costs, and improve teaching and learning.

Participants will be walked through how to find appropriate OER, integrate open practices into their classes and institutions, and how to find supports to do so.

Workshop registration is separate from the Cyber Summit registration



Heather M. Ross
Educational Development Specialist, University of Saskatchewan

Heather M. Ross is an educational development specialist at the University of Saskatchewan. Early in her career, she became passionate about finding ways to reduce materials costs for students, while also creating better learning experiences for them. As a result, she took up the cause and has emerged as a leader in advancing and supporting the integration of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy across her institution and beyond. Heather is an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. She can be successfully tracked on Twitter where her alias is @mctoonish