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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

First Steps

Ready to get started with OER?

Follow these three simple steps:

1. Identify a course that could benefit from free and open resources

2. Search a repository for open content. Not sure where to search? Try:

3. Need help? Connect with your Subject Librarian!

OER Tutorial


The Open Educational Resources 101 tutorial will introduce you to OER.

After this tutorial, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what is (and is not) an OER
  2. Explain the difference between Creative Commons, public domain, and copyrighted works
  3. Demonstrate how to use, adapt and create OER
  4. Explain the benefits of OER for students and faculty

The tutorial will open in a new tab. This tutorial will take approximately 30 minutes.

Open Educational Resources 101

This tutorial was developed by NAIT Library and licensed as CC BY 4.0.