Development, Demonstration and Discussion of the University of Alberta’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Project

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Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:45-2:45 Room 1400

Michael McNally – University of Alberta

Amanda Wakaruk – University of Alberta


The University of Alberta’s (U of A) Copyright OER project, funded through a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant, aims to develop a series of OER tutorials for use in graduate courses within the Faculty of Education and to be available for adoption and adaptation beyond the U of A. The project is a multi-unit collaboration of the Copyright Office, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Technologies in Education, U of A Libraries and the School of Library and Information Studies.

The proposed session will have three parts. The first part will discuss how the tutorials are being developed and will address both the overall content to be covered by the project grant (2017-2020) and the technology employed.  The second part of the session will demonstrate some of the developed tutorials.  The final, and largest part of the discussion, aims at engaging the audience and exploring how other institutions and individuals can contribute to the project.  As an OER project the content will be shared with a Creative Commons licence that allows other institutions to adopt/adapt materials.  The session will also include a discussion of the principles for collaboration that have been developed by the U of A project team and guide collaborations around the development of new tutorials/new content areas as well as improvements to existing content areas.



Michael McNally is an Assistant Professor with the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta

Amanda Wakaruk is the Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta Copyright Office


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