OER can be the education resources to
teach the public about and are
continuously updated by working on
Connects education to solving SDGs:
Forms a new, positive connection
between governments and their
public education systems.
Global challenges / SDGs are
OER can be updated in real time.
In US higher education alone, David Wiley*
estimates students spend 40 million hours
on “disposable assignments” annually.
What are the numbers in other nations?
This time / effort could be re-tasked to build,
revise, remix, and curate OER to work on /
Open pedagogy / praxis: Shift to students
and teachers / faculty building, revising
and creating community around OER.
Students can contribute to improving
curriculum, work on complex and
authentic problems (e.g., SDGs), and
have their work be used in their fields.
Students want their work to make a difference in the
Since this work is more meaningful and the stakes
are higher (e.g., climate action, zero hunger,
gender equality, no poverty), students are
motivated to work smarter, learn more deeply,
have an opportunity to contribute to society – by
producing, revising, and sharing OER about SDGs
- while they earn their degree.
Come to the Creative Commons Summit!
April 28-30, 2017
SDG4 + OER:
Working Together to Mainstream
Dr. Cable Green
Director of Open Education