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List of Open Educational Resources

Over the past few years, the SSMU has worked with instructors and student assistants to compile Open Educational Resources tailored specifically to a number of classes at McGill. 

Chemistry
Math
Physics
Economics

Tools for open pedagogy

  • Hypothes.is: available within Canvas, this tool allows for collaborative annotation among students. 
  • Wikibooks and WikiEdu: collaborate with students on a text or Wikipedia article that will be shared with the public.
  • Google Drive: have students collaborate on texts, presentations, slides, and spreadsheets. Content can be published and shared with future classes.
  • Perusall: upload an OER text for students to annotate and collaborate on.
  • YouTube: have students create and upload instructional YouTube videos; give the videos an open license so others can share and adapt as needed. YouTube videos can be embedded into your Canvas course by adding external media.

The above list of tools for open pedagogy were adapted from The OER Starter Kit by Abbey K. Elder, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Open Pedagogy Notebook: A key resource for ideas and examples of open pedagogy in action.

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students: A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks and ancillary materials.

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