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Open Educational Resources (OER) Toolkit

A selection of the support and resources available to the Macalester community through the library and through the OER community

OER-Enabled Pedagogy

OER-Enabled Pedagogy

" the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources. Some people – but not all – use the terms “open pedagogy” or “open educational practices” synonymously." (from:

Real Life Examples

The Values of Open Pedagogy

The Values of Open Pedagogy

2018 Caroline Sinkinson, The Values of Open Pedagogy. The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 International License.

Find out more: 5Rs for Open Pedagogy, by Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.


(7 min. –but totally worth it!)

Rajiv Jhangiani is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He conducts research on open education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and political psychology.

Why faculty use Open Educational Resources:

  • Exercise academic freedom by customizing course materials
  • Update text and materials immediately
  • Participate in the OER Community and contribute to peer review
  • Provide global access to quality learning materials
  • Develop student driven, multimodal learning using open pedagogy

OER Impact on Students:

  • Access learning materials from day one of class
  • Retain access to materials after class ends
  • Support varied learning styles through multimodal options and print/digital choice
  • Reduce college costs from textbooks
  • Improve accessibility by providing screen reader ready materials

By: Dragan Gill, This work is licensed under a CC-BY 4.0 International License. An interactive version can be found at:

Resources on Open Pedagogy and Practices

Open Pedagogy Approaches book cover