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Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Open Educational Resources (OER) - Adopt or Adapt to Make Education Affordable

Scholarship@Dal Libraries - Open Educational Resources (OER) - Adopt or Adapt to Make Education Affordable

Melissa R & Geoff B

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely available digital materials that can take the form of textbooks and other assigned course materials as well as full courses, course modules, homework assignments, lab and classroom activities, and more. OER can ease the heavy financial burden of textbooks for students while providing resources for instructors who do not need to “reinvent the wheel” when developing or refreshing their courses.  

By the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Understand some of benefits of using OER 

  • Know where to look to for OER resources 

  • Be familiar with examples of OER resources developed locally 


Melissa Rothfus is the Scholarly Communications Librarian for Dalhousie Libraries, based in the Kellogg Health Sciences Library. She is also the liaison librarian for Nursing, Classics and Religious Studies. Her professional interests include research impact, professional identity management, open educational resources, open access publishing, deceptive publishing and research data management.

Geoff Brown is the Digital Scholarship and Government Information Librarian at Dalhousie Libraries. He manages DalSpace, oversees the libraries' journal hosting service and is working to support open textbook development both at Dalhousie University and in the Atlantic region.

Related LibGuide: Scholarship @ Dal Libraries Series by Melissa Helwig

Friday, November 15, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Faculty     Graduate Students     Staff     Undergraduate Students  
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Melissa Helwig



W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
Halifax, NS

My office is located on the 2nd floor of the Collaborative Health Education Building


Email: helwig@dal.ca

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