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Open Educational Resources at SAIT: More Information

Informational site about OER materials and practices at SAIT

Atenas, J., Havemann, L., and Villar Onrubia, D. (2021). Open Education policy co-creation kit: cards and canvas. Zenobo. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3899405 CC BY NC 4.0

British Columbia Institute of Technology.  BCIT’s open educational best practices and guidelines. Burnaby, BC: BCIT. Retrieved from citation.pdf. CC-BY-SA 4.0

Commonwealth of Learning (2021). Institutional OER policy- template ver 2. Retrieved from  CC BY 4.0

Coolidge, A., & DeMarte, D. (2016, August).  OER policy development tool. Retrieved from CC-BY 4.0

Iniciativa Educacao Aberta(2018). Open Education Policies Game. Retrieved from CC BY NC 4.0

Nova Scotia Community College (2023). Open Educational Resources (OER) policy. No. 13.21. Cape Breton, NS: NSCC. Retrieved from

Miao, F., Mishra, S., Orr, D., and Janssen, B. (2019). Guidelines on the development of Open Educational Resources policies. UNSCO and COL. Retrieved from  CC BY SA 4.0

Mays, RT. (2012). OER policy review and development toolkit. South African Institute for Distance Education. Retrieved from CC BY 3.0

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. (2018, May 31). Open Educational Resources policy and procedure. AC.2.21.1 Calgary, AB: SAIT. Retrieved from   CC-BY-SA 4.0

Tidewater Community College. (2016, December 20). Tidewater Community College OER policy.  No. 2108. Norfolk, VA: TCC. Retrieved from

Achieving the Dream. (n.d.)  OER readiness assessment.  Retrieved from

CCCOER. (n.d.). Eight steps to an institutional plan. Retrieved from CC-BY 4.0 International

DeFranco, T., McBride, M., Scalzo, K., Brown, A., & Pickett, A. (2016). OER success framework rubric. Albany, NY: SUNY OER Services & SUNY Textbooks. Retrieved from CC-BY 3.0 US

Simmons, M. (2017, March 16). ISKME’s Open educational practice rubric. Half Moon Bay, CA: OER Commons. Retrieved from CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International.

Achieving the Dream. (n.d.)  OER readiness assessment.  Retrieved from

Huttner, N., Green, L., & Cowher, R. (2018, August 20). Seeking a sustainable OER ecosystem.  New York: Redstone Strategy Group. Retrieved from 2018/08/Seeking-a-sustainable-OER-ecosystem.pdf. CC-BY 4.0

Jhangiani, R. KPU open education strategic plan 2018-2023. Surrey, BC: KPU. Retrieved from  CC-BY 4.0

RLOE. (n.d.). Your OER Strategic Plan. Retrieved from

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. (2019, March). Strategic OER goals at SAIT. CC-BY 4.0.

SUNY (n.d.). OER in higher ed infrastructure examples. Retrieved from CC BY 4.0

Zawacki-Richter, O., Conrad, D., Bozkurt, A., Aydin, C. H., Bedenlier, S., Jung, I., Stöter, J., Veletsianos, G., Blaschke, L. M., Bond, M., Broens, A., Bruhn, E., Dolch, C., Kalz, M., Kerres, M., Kondakci, Y., Marin, V., Mayrberger, K., Müskens, W. … Xiao, J. (2020). Elements of open education: an invitation to future research. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 21(3), 319-334.

OER Organizations

There are organizations working on open education, equitable education standards, and open access at all levels: provincial, national, and international.  There have also been multiple studies on implementation and evaluation of OER.  The Review Project has a list of scholarly journal articles on the topic, and OER Hub also maintains a listing of their research publications.

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  • "open education resources"
  • "open learning resources"
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