17 Course: Becoming an Open Educator

Apurva Ashok; Zoe Wake Hyde; and Gabriel Higginbotham

Becoming an Open Educator[1] is a great resource for faculty or instructors who are wondering about the benefits and impact of open. It begins with a basic introduction to the tenets of Open Education, and later answers more in-depth questions about creating and disseminating Open Educational Resources. This online course is designed to let you work at your own pace, while also providing you with activities, quizzes, and access to additional resources. You can interact with peers, maintain a reflective log, and earn a badge of completion. This relatively straightforward course was developed as part of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) and supplies the foundational information required for anyone who is curious about the power of open.

  1. "Becoming an Open Educator," OpenLearnCreate,

About the Authors

Apurva Ashok is the Project Lead at the Rebus Community, a Montreal-based charity supporting collaborative open publishing. She is the facilitator of the Textbook Success Program, which guides faculty, librarians and instructors through project management and OER creation. Apurva has a Master’s degree in Publishing from Simon Fraser University. She strongly believes in translating knowledge among communities and regions, and in the value of greater critical thinking for all.

Zoe is a boss lady at Rebus Foundation.

Bizarro Gabriel


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A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students by Apurva Ashok; Zoe Wake Hyde; and Gabriel Higginbotham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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