Open Educational Resources for Instruction (OER)

This professional certificate prepares participants with knowledge related to incorporating Open Educational Resources. Participants into their courses and programs. Open educational resources can provide high-quality resources like textbooks at low or no cost to students. Successful adoption of OER in programs requires planning, selection, management, and the ability to ensure quality.

In order to earn the (OER) Open Education Resources for Instruction certificate, a student must successfully complete:

  • Three core courses
  • One elective course

All core courses in the Open Education Resources professional certificate are 4-week courses.  The elective is an 8-week course.

In order to earn the professional certificate, participants must have completed the required course work and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas related to online teaching and learning:

The projects required to complete each course provide an electronic portfolio that demonstrates knowledge in the areas identified as most important to quality online teaching.

Required Courses

Each participant must complete the following courses to be eligible for the OER professional certificate.

Must successfully complete all of the following core courses:

  • Foundations of Open Education Resources
  • Using Open Education Resources to Support Instruction
  • Creating and Sharing OERs for Online Learning

Must successfully complete one of the following Elective courses: