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What is Open Education Week?

  • Open Education Week is sponsored by Open Education Global in order to promote open education activities in classrooms across the world.
  • According to SPARC, Open Education "encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in a digital environment."  
  • Open Education Resources (or OER) are an important part of Open Education. According to Open Education Global "OER are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions."
  • See our OER @ NC Faculty: A Quickstart Guide for Faculty for more information on the importance of OER.
  • OER are typically stored and distributed through web sites, platforms or repositories that provide search, view and download capabilities. See our OER Subject Guide for a list of OER repositories.

Niagara College Digital Archive

Check out OER published at Niagara College:

 Niagara College Digital Archive

Open Education Week Webinars

Coming Together for Open Education

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Join colleges across Ontario as they discuss issues regarding the use of OER.


Learn mOER

What are OER? Why are they important? - opens in a new window

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Define what OER are
  • Articulate why OER are important

Text, videos and quiz - completion 15 minutes

How to Find and Identify OER? - opens in a new window

Description:After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Identify OER
  • Find OER

Text, videos and quiz - completion 10 minutes


Adopt, Adapt, Create @ NC - opens in a new window

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Outline the support available to you at Niagara College, in order to adopt, adapt or create OER

Text, videos and quiz - completion 5 minutes

Library Facilitator: Information Literacy (DJP Campus)

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Library Facilitator: Information Literacy - Welland Campus


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