Published: Oct. 30, 2017

CU Boulder Student Government and the University Libraries have joined together to identify and recognize campus educators who demonstrate exemplary use of open educational resources (OER) in their classrooms or teaching practice.students in a classroom

Do you have a CU Boulder teacher or colleague who has implemented, adapted, authored, or shared high quality open educational resources? Consider nominating them for campus-wide recognition! Nominations, from any member of the CU Boulder community, will be accepted until 5 p.m., November 27, 2017. 

Open educational resources (OER) “are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge" (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, OER Defined, 2017). 

OER can provide students with day-one access to course materials, serve as free or low-cost alternatives to costly textbooks, support students’ equitable access to course learning, and support pedagogical innovation by educators.  

Help us celebrate campus innovators who are enhancing learning and supporting the open sharing of educational materials: nominate your teacher or colleague by 5 p.m., November 27, 2017.