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Open Education Resources: Introduction

What Are Open Education Resources?

Open Education Resources (OERs) are teaching resources available in a variety of formats that have an open copyright license. This allows anyone to use, adapt and share them as needed. There are different types of open copyright licenses that allow a range of permissions to the user. Many of these are administered by Creative Commons. 

Open Education Resources and open pedagogy have many benefits for both faculty and students. 

  • Allowing faculty to adapt teaching materials to match the content of their courses.
  • Providing students the opportunity to create, collaborate, and share their learning.
  • Lowering the cost of education making it more accessible and affordable for all.

Support for OERs

Faculty and instructors at University of Manitoba can contact their subject librarian for assistance with finding or adapting OERs and open textbooks. 

Find My Librarian

Institutional support in Manitoba for open education resources is provided by Campus Manitoba's Open Textbook Initiative. 

OER Librarian

Janice Winkler

Or contact