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Open Educational Resources

For those interested in creating or using open educational resources


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"Brigham Young University faculty survey seeks to advance open education through academic libraries" by opensourceway is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Welcome to Dalhousie University's guide to Open Educational Resources! Inside, you will find information on what they are and how they can be used. It includes best practices, how to adapt, adopt, and create OER to suit your purposes. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this page or Open Educational Resources in general, please feel free to contact us!

All information regarding how you can get support at Dalhousie can be found under the "Support at Dal" tab. 

OER at Dal

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Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective by Bill Freedman

Dal Libraries recently launched our first in-house produced open textbook, Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective by renowned conservation biologist and Dalhousie faculty member Bill Freedman (1950–2015).

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Open Books, Open Education by Marlo McKay

Published electronically on Dal News, Marlo McKay talks about the benefits of OER and the push for OER development at Dal. 

Image Source: "Book" by Kamil PorembiƄski is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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Introduction to Psychology & Neuroscience by Leanne Stevens

A psychology and neuroscience developed by Leanne Stevens. She was the first recipient of Dalhousie's OER grant and is working with Dr. Jennifer Stamp and current students to adapt and edit a custom textbook that fully supports the needs of the Intro program.

Jar of coins

Improving Access: These Psychology Professors have Created a Free Textbook that has Saved Students Thousands of Dollars by Marlo McKay

In this article, Leanne Stevens explains why she decided to develop an Open Educational Textbook, and the work that went behind it. 

Image Source: "Jar of Change - Change - Coins - Saving Money" by ota_photos is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0