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Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials made freely available online. They can be used and adapted at little or no cost. This is most often done by licensing works using a Creative Commons License, which allow a creator to clearly communicate how others can use their work.

Learn more:

  • MacEwan Library’s OER guide - Provides resources on finding, creating and sharing open textbooks and learning materials.
  • Copyright Friendly Sources - A page on the library's Copyright guide with help finding openly licensed audio, video, images and more that can be used when creating OER. 
  • MacEwan Open Books - MacEwan's pilot instance of Pressbooks, a platform for publishing open access books. 

Contact Alison Foster, Instructional Design Librarian
FosterA25@macewan.ca | 780-497-5251

Open Textbook Fellowship Grant Program 

With support from MacEwan University Library, the Office of the Provost, and the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU), this program supports instructors in the creation or adaptation of open textbooks for use in MacEwan courses.

In May of 2019, five $5000 grants were awarded to support open textbook projects through this 20-month fellowship.

To support the creation of these works, the library is piloting an instance of Pressbooks software. Learn more.

Future grant opportunities and supports for the creation or adaptation of additional works will be determined at the conclusion of this initial pilot program in 2022.