Published: Nov. 8, 2021

Students, staff and faculty can now submit their nominations for the fifth annual Open Educator Award. Help the University Libraries and CU Student Government recognize innovative CU Boulder educators who demonstrate exemplary use of open educational resources (OER) in their classrooms or teaching practice.

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 can be:

  • Open textbooks
  • Courses
  • Syllabi
  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Lab activities
  • Games
  • Simulations

The Open Educator Award recognizes educators who have implemented, adapted, authored or shared high quality open educational resources. All CU Boulder educators—including graduate students—are eligible to receive this award.

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.

Award recipients will be announced during Open Education Week, March 7-11, 2022.

Nominate your teacher or colleague by the deadline, Monday, January 3 at 11:59 p.m.