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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Information about using open educational resources (OER) at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Creating Open Educational Resources: Tips for New Creators (5:18)


When you author an OER, you contribute your knowledge freely and openly to a global community. Community members can use and change the OER, often without your knowledge.

You should be willing to share editable files to allow others to make changes, and you should consider maintaining your OER by updating the content as necessary and correcting any mistakes.

Remember, OER doesn't have to be a textbook! Open Educational Resources can include lesson plans, activities, quizzes, videos, lecture recordings, course notes, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports learning and education.

Adapted from Self-Publishing Guide by Lauri M. Aesoph (CC BY 4.0)

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