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What Are Open Education Resources?

Open education resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials, including open textbooks, made freely available online under Creative Commons licenses for others to use and modify to meet instructional needs.

Assign an Open Textbook

Visit the library's Textbook Alternatives guide to explore open textbook directories.

Want some help investigating options for your classes? Contact your Subject Librarian.

Publish an Open Textbook

MacEwan Open Books is an open textbook hosting service available to faculty and staff interested in developing online, interactive open textbooks.

This easy-to-use platform using Pressbooks software can be used to create or modify existing open textbooks that can be shared and downloaded in a variety of formats. 

If you are interested in creating an open textbook, review the Terms of Use for this service, and fill out the MacEwan Open Books Request Form.

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Share Open Education Resources

The following free services accept OERs from across disciplines, including videos, assignments, lecture notes, tutorials, and more, and make them easily discoverable to other educators and students.