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OERwest Convening 2024

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Equity work and open educational resources may seem like an obvious pairing, but how much do we as open education advocates connect these dots and articulate this important relationship?

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) was one of five U.S. institutions to receive a grant to pilot the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) Equity Through OER Rubric. Members (36 higher education systems in the U.S. and Canada) of DOERS3 created the rubric to help define, unpack, and explain the multiple dimensions of equity and foreground the role of OER in closing equity gaps. The final rubric project portfolio includes a theoretical framework, the rubric, and case studies of institutions/systems that have utilized the rubric.

  • Attendees will learn how this rubric can be utilized to assess institutional equity efforts and capacity for imbedding Equity Through OER into the operations of an institution or system.
  • Attendees will be invited to reflect on and share their ideas and approaches regarding connecting equity and OER at their institutions.

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OER open education equity DOERS3


WICHE provided the funding for travel to present at the OERwest 2024 convening.

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