OER Community of Practice

Open Educational Resources (OER) as defined by the OER Commons are “teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authorized or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.” When implemented, they can reduce barriers to success for all students by lowering cost, and allow for innovative pedagogical practice by involving students in the creation of information. The Cullom-Davis Library has a guide to OER for faculty to learn more.

The OER Community of Practice is an informal space for discussion and collaboration around Open Educational Resources. Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of your existing level of knowledge. Join the group on a monthly basis to learn more about OER, find partners or mentors for OER projects, and increase awareness of OER across Bradley's campus.

Two opportunities to meet are scheduled each month, and every meeting is hybrid to facilitate remote participation. Contact Christina Norton (cnorton@fsmail.bradley.edu or 309-677-3465) with questions or to get a calendar invite for the next meeting.