SDDU and the University Library
We are all under pressure to develop and enhance what we do, and short
of time to do it. One way we might consider is to use other people’s
material available online as open educational resources (OERs).
Publishing our teaching resources as OERs also has many benefits: it can
help us share what we do and enhance our profile.
OERs are teaching and learning materials that are available online for
everyone to use. Examples of OERs include full courses, course modules,
lectures, quizzes, activities, images and other digital resources. The
University encourages use and publication where fit for purpose and
At the end of this workshop, you will be better able to:
(1) find OERs which may be useful to you as part of your teaching
(2) understand licencing of OERs (e.g. creative commons licencing) and
know how to use OERs confidently in your work;
(3) publish your own content as OERs; and
(4) identify where to publish resources as OERs and publication
platforms supported by the University.
This workshop is an interactive small group session which uses group
activities, including exploring resources available online.
Rebecca Dearden is a Senior Academic Staff Development Officer in the
Learning and Teaching team of SDDU. Rebecca is a Senior Fellow of the
Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Staff and Educational
Development Association and supports development of OERs at the
Beccy Shipman is the University Digital Content and Copyright
Coordinator based in the University Library. Beccy provides advice to
staff at the University on use of online teaching materials and
compliance with licences for use.
This workshop is part of the Teaching with Technology Programme. For
details of other workshops and events please see