CU hosts gathering of leaders in open education

By Staff

The Open CU Initiative and the system Office of Academic Affairs last week hosted an international convening of the open educational resources organization DOERS3 (Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success). The Sept. 19-20 event took place at 1800 Grant St., with over 40 attendees in person or online.

DOERS3’s membership includes 30 participating higher education systems and statewide/provincewide initiatives serving over 6.9 million students at more than 769 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The CU system along with the Colorado Community College System and the Colorado Department of Higher Education are members.

DOERS3 helps member organizations implement, scale and sustain open educational resources (OER) by advancing research and policy, sharing tools and learnings, and showing how OER can foster equity and student success. Leveraging the collective strength of the collaborative, DOERS3 members build capacity to take established OER initiatives to scale and shape national and state innovation in the areas of OER research, data, policy, accessibility, equity and quality.

To learn more about OER and CU campus web resources, go to