"Open educational practices (OEP) have been defined as those teaching and learning practices enabled and supported by the open movement, either in making use of OER, engaging learners with the practices associated with open education, creating opportunities for learners to engage openly themselves, or making our professional practice more accessible."
"Open Educational Practices are defined as practices which support the production, use and reuse of high quality open educational resources (OER) through institutional policies, which promote innovative pedagogical models, and respect and empower learners as co-producers on their lifelong learning path"
There are a variety of definitions and a wealth of scholarly articles conceptualizing Open Educational Practices (OEP) (e.g. Cronin, C., & MacLaren, I. (2018). Conceptualising OEP: A review of theoretical and empirical literature in Open Educational Practices. Open Praxis, 10(2), 127–143.
For MERLOT and SkillsCommons, OEP requires openly publishing the "how, what, and why" of the design, delivery, and assessment of education by individuals and institutions. OEP enables educators to learn the "know how" of the amazingly complex processes of education.
This portal provides such open collections of open resources illustrating a variety of open educational practices that have been facilitated by MERLOT and SkillsCommons, often showcasing the open practices implemented in the California State University.
The OEP's collected in this portal include:
MERLOT and SkillsCommons are open libraries for you to share your open educational practices. Both open libraries provide easy ways for you to catalog and enable others to easily discover your publication of open educational practices.