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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides information and resources to help support you learn about OER, find and evaluate existing OER, adopt OER, and create OER projects.

Open Education Talks

We are excited to announce the second annual offering of The Open Education Talks, first offered in 2022 as The Open Pedagogy Talks, a series of lightning talks focusing on open education in post-secondary institutions. These 15-minute talks will be about facets of open education, including open pedagogy and learning, utilizing open educational resources, and integrating open strategies in higher education.

Schedule and Topics: Every Wednesday in March 2023 at 12pm to 1:30pm MST, speakers will be talking about the following topics:

  • March 1, 2023: Institutional Pathways and Open Scholarship
  • March 8, 2023: Using Open Education in Student and Academic Development
  • March 15, 2023: Using Open Educational Resources for Interactive Learning
  • March 22, 2023: Creating Open Educational Resources
  • March 29, 2023: Partnerships for Open Education

Registration: Registration is free and open to all interested participants. By registering once, you will receive access to all sessions.

Register for the 2023 Open Education Talks

For more information about the Open Education Talks, visit Werklund's Teaching and Learning event page

Have questions? Connect with Sarah Adams at

Open Education Talks Working Group: This initiative has been developed in partnership with the University of Calgary, Thompson Rivers University,  Concordia University (Edmonton), the University of Alberta, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

  • Barbara Brown, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
  • Alysia C. Wright, Educational Development Consultant, Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning, University of Calgary 
  • Sarah Adams, Open Education Librarian, University of Calgary
  • Verena Roberts Educational Developer, Concordia University (Edmonton), and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary 
  • Carolyn Ives, Coordinator, Learning and Faculty Development, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Open Learning Faculty Member, Thompson Rivers University
  • Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
  • Sarah Shaughnessy, Faculty Engagement Librarian, University of Alberta
  • Christina Hendricks, Professor of Teaching, Philosophy and Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 

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