Open Educational Resources (OER) are a powerful tool for improving college affordability and widening access to knowledge. In this presentation, Robin introduces the cost-saving potential of OER, but also expands into a broader discussion of how open tools and practices can transform pedagogy and contribute to student success. In a challenging time for colleges and universities, we will look at the potential of “open” to help us realign with our core educational missions, reanimate our teaching, and reimagine higher education’s future in terms that are hopeful, collaborative, and truly learner-centered.
Robin DeRosa is the Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, part of the University System of New Hampshire. She is a thought leader in the field of open education and cofounded the Open Pedagogy Notebook.