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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

OER by Discipline

Search for OER by discipline using the resources below:

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are textbooks released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing. The textbooks are freely available online, although they may also be printed if preferred. There are frequently supplemental resources that accompany each textbook, including slides, test banks, and other content. Q: What is Lyryx?

Open Course Packs

Course packs made of openly licensed course materials for educators to use, customize, and share for free. They are collaboratively designed by subject matter experts, instructors, and instructional designers.


Books for Faculty



Games & Simulations

Other Places to Look

Not finding what you need? Check out these other lists of nursing- and allied health-related OER.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks can be found through several repositories:

Open Courseware & Ancillary/Supplemental Materials

Open courseware are college and university‐level educational materials intended for instructors to use. These materials are organized as courses and, in addition to textbooks, often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content.

Open Courses

Open courses are complete college and university‐level courses, usually intended for students to use.