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Open Educational Resources (OER)

 

Benefits to Faculty

  • Materials are accessible and available in many formats
  • Low or no cost means students won't forego purchasing required course material and may perform better as a result
  • Ability to customize course materials and publish them under a Creative Commons License
  • Facilitates e-Learning

Finding OER

See OER Collections.

See also Faculty Select to find OER and multi-user e-books for classroom use. Use "Advanced Search" to limit your search to "OER Only". This collection includes open resources from BCcampus, Open Textbook Library, OpenStax and OpenSUNY. Faculty Select is on trial through to September 30, 2020. For more information, see the University Library's Increased Access to Online Collections web page.

Creating OER

If you would like support on how to use OER in your course or if you're interested in adapting, adopting or creating an open textbook, contact Joanne Kehoe or Olga Perkovic at oer@mcmaster.ca. You can also use these faculty toolkits and resources to get started:

 

 

  Anastassiya Yudintseva

 

 

 

Three reasons to use OER: Empowerment, Access, Success

Claire Coulter, Scott Cowen, Emma Gooch

 

top 10 myths about Open Access

 Jenni Hayman, Olga Perkovic, Nada Savicevic