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Workshops & seminars

Hunting for open educational resources suited to your discipline - In-person

Date & time
Thursday, March 7, 2024
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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This event is free


Student Success Centre


Student Learning Services
514-848-2424 ext. 3921


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room LB-205

Wheel chair accessible


Student reading

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning materials for students, which can easily be adapted or tailored for accessible, course-specific learning. This workshop introduces OER basics such as renewable assignments and open textbooks and their place in the open ecosystem. You will learn to search for and discover OER relevant to your courses and disciplines.

In an open document, we will collaboratively search OER repositories for materials that can be added to Concordia’s OER By Discipline Resource Guide, which you might find useful to your studies. Through collaborative small group discussions and guided practice, you can contribute a tangible benefit for yourself and your fellow students, and leave equipped to advocate more effectively for OER in your classrooms.

We will offer prizes for the first four students who register and participate in the full 60-minute workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the basic differences between OER, paywalled textbooks, and pirated resources
Search OER repositories for OER suited to your courses
Co-adapt Concordia’s OER By Discipline Resource Guide - 2nd edition

Facilitator: Rachel Harris, Scholarly Publishing Librarian

Rachel Harris is a librarian, researcher, and educator. As the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Concordia University, Dr. Harris envisions a future for education and scholarship that is increasingly more accessible and equitable. She is currently leading the Library’s Open Educational Resource service and is collaborating on ORCID, Spectrum, open access, and copyright projects.

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