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An OER implementation in Maskwacis Cultural College, an Indigenous College in Alberta, Canada
McGreal, Rory

Published15 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Section Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
Maskwacis Cultural College (MCC) is an Indigenous two-year college offering courses from basic literacy to university transfer programs. In 2015, the Campus Alberta Open Educational Resource (OER) Initiative made $30,000 available in funding for the development and adaptation of OER as part of its support of Indigenous colleges. The funding was used for the development of two courses, Sociology and Earth Sciences, integrating Indigenous approaches and localizing the content. The OER were chosen, mixed and remixed to experiment with, and assess new approaches to learning in an Indigenous environment.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of OER at this institution.

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Keywords course creation · Indigenous education · OER adaptation · OER adoption · OER benefits · OER challenges · OER implementation · OER textbooks

Other number2018-01-23
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/oer-implementation-maskwacis-cultural-college-indigenous-college-alberta-canada
Access date2018-01-23
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