Open Education

Open education addresses barriers to learning by engaging in open education practices in the classroom and through the development and use of open educational resources.

Open practice engages students in collaborative knowledge creation that are then openly shared through networked technologies. Open education resources are teaching and learning resources made freely available through the public domain or open copyright licenses.

UBC Library provides in-depth services for open educational resource development, including:

  • Identifying and evaluating high-quality open education resources
  • Consulting on best practices for open licensure, such as Creative Commons
  • Copyright consultation for third-party materials for use in open education resources
  • Open education resource publishing platforms (e.g. Pressbooks, Open Journal Systems, etc.)
  • Sharing open education resources in open access repositories

UBC Library also works closely with UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology in supporting open pedagogy in courses where learners become contributors to knowledge by actively creating open, public and re-usable resources for public audiences.

Select the buttons below to request open education support from UBC Library.

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