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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Calgary

Calgary, AB, Canada
Official Website @ucalgary

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 30,201

  SPARC Member  

OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


The development, adoption and adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER) is emerging in Alberta largely because of the contributions of motivated individuals and groups who are supported by government funding. At the University of Calgary, a cross-functional group including faculty members active in OER development, students, educational development specialists, librarians and the Bookstore have identified a need to develop an integrated network for communicating about, resourcing and advocating for, OERs.

Communications will be phased to accommodate two tiers of activity: the launch of OER funding for faculty, and OER Week. The communications will highlight the financial benefit of OERs to students and the collaborative efforts between multiple units to deliver the best possible learning resources for students.

We will launch an OER pilot project on campus on July 4, 2017, aiming to adopt and adapt open textbook resources in 10 courses for the 2017-18 academic year. For the program, we’re going to hire two undergrad students to find resources to match each course syllabus, and a grad student to review the discovered resources to see if they are appropriate and/or good enough for use. We will be providing rubric for the peer review.

Campus Details

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OER Programs

Pending review: Open Education Initiative OER Pilot Project Grant

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Point of Contact

Christie Hurrell
Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources