How to develop your OER project

When you are intending to start and implement any project, your very first step should be to describe, structure, question, challenge, and pivot your project idea. When it comes to OER, this idea could be anything from the creation of an organisational OER strategy, developing a new business plan including OER, creating OER content, or developing an open teaching methodology.

For this purpose, OERup! has adapted and redesigned the strategic and entrepreneurial Business Model Canvas Methodology (by, and created the “OER Project Canvas”. This canvas is made up of 10 boxes which help you to structure your idea, to connect its elements with each other, to brainstorm, and to ask the right questions that challenge your idea.