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Sprint 4.B: Open Educational Resources (OER) and open pedagogy



Full course description

Embark on a transformative educational journey into the expansive world of free and open educational content. This sprint invites you to explore the rich landscape of OER, equipping you with the skills to select, evaluate, and implement these resources in your teaching. You'll discover the power of open pedagogy to create a participatory learning environment, where resources are not only shared but also created collaboratively with your students. By completing this sprint, you'll master the art of leveraging open educational materials to enhance accessibility, foster engagement, and build a learning community that extends beyond the course site.

Learning Outcomes

To complete this sprint, you will complete the first two learning outcomes and select a third of your choice for the final assignment.

Core Outcomes (required)

  • Describe the purpose of using Open Educational Resources (OER) or Open Pedagogy 
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of implementing OER or Open Pedagogy

Final Assignment Outcomes (select one)

  • Option 1 - Preliminary OER Search: Conduct a preliminary search for an OER. 
  • Option 2 - Preliminary OER Evaluation: Conduct a preliminary evaluation of an existing OER.
  • Option 3 - Technologically advanced option: Create or clone a Pressbooks ebook with an open license and add an accessible H5P activity that aligns with the book’s content.
  • Option 4 - Pedagogically advanced option: Outline a plan for a renewable assignment inspired by open pedagogy and aligned with course learning outcomes.


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