Using open resources and building a supportive community of educators has been an energizing and empowering experience. Openness is an individualized experience that requires thoughtful contextualization. For some, it may be culturally or professionally inappropriate to share. Part of openness is being non-judgmental of the choices other educators make. I choose to share as much as possible in formats that are easily reused. For me, it is an ongoing process of learning how to share, while critically reflecting on artifacts created to determine what to share and where. Currently, I primarily share information through my domain, email, and YouTube. Moving forward, I continue to explore strategies for expanding the reach and usefulness of these educational materials.


The image chosen for this post is of Adrian Stagg (@OpenKuroko), one of many open practitioners who has helped to shape this evolving perspective of openness at #OEGlobal18



Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with a keen interest in improving student learning through innovation. For more information please visit


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