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Welcome to the Library’s Online Learning Object Repository. Within this collection you will find materials for use by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo and within the broader academic community. Materials are created and updated by the University of Waterloo Library Instructional Design Team members and subject librarians and are meant to build information literacy, research, and professional skills for our learner community.

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Presentation offering an overview of OER repository options for finding OER textbooks. Best practices are shared around evaluating, adapting, and using OER textbooks.

Each slide has a voice-over audio file, with the transcript available in the speaker's notes. Please download the slides (.pptx file) for the accessible version.

Presentation offering an overview of OER courses, including typical format, popular repositories, and ideas on how to integrate them into your own course.

This module introduces you to the basics of collecting, cleaning, and visualizing blocks of text for analysis and for sharing. You can apply what you learn here to a variety of text-based collections including, for example, speeches, lyrics, news stories, and longer works of literature.