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Open Educational Resources Directory for Courses at UVic

The book cover of the OER by Discipline Directory is made up of an exterior image of McPherson library, with the title below it and the University of Victoria Libraries logo underneath that.

ePublishing Services, UVic Libraries is pleased to announce the release of our OER by Discipline Directory. This reference book, which will be updated as new resources are identified, lists a wide range of Open Educational Resources (OER) that may be adopted for courses at UVic. It acts as a referratory where the name of a resource, a link to where it can be accessed, its license, and then a short description of it are provided. 

Our Directory is adapted from the BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Directory, which was edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray and uses a CC BY 4.0 license. We are grateful to the editors for all their hard work in putting this resource together, and for allowing others to share and adapt their material. 

The OER by Discipline Directory project complements the Libraries’ advocacy efforts and aligns with its Strategic Directions. By identifying and using OER in their classrooms, UVic instructors can assign quality course materials while providing cost-free solutions for students. These savings improve students’ access to affordable, quality education, and are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals #4.