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Open Education Resources (OER) Directory for Saskatchewan Polytechnic book cover

Open Education Resources (OER) Directory for Saskatchewan Polytechnic

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Last updated: 28/03/2023

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Open Education OER by Discipline Directory lists a wide range of open educational resources organized by academic programs available at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. This directory is updated as new resources are identified.

Disinformation: Dealing with the Disaster book cover

Disinformation: Dealing with the Disaster

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Nina Verishagen, Diane Zerr

Subject(s): Disinformation and misinformation

Institution(s): Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Publisher: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Last updated: 27/03/2023

Disinformation: Dealing with the Disaster is an accompaniment to an online course with the same title. The first four chapters provide an overview of fundamental concepts and phenomena that have led us to our current online information environment. Chapter 1, Information Disorder, examines information and its evolution, looking briefly at historical and contemporary trends in the areas of misinformation, disinformation, online propaganda and more. Chapter 2, Information Distribution, provides a simple overview of the news industry including journalism and editing, as well as the progression of fake newsa politicized concept which is leading us into a post-truth world. Chapter 3, Information Automation, takes readers through the automatic aspects of information exploration, examining search engines, algorithms, and associated concepts. Chapter 4, Information Manipulation, explores human interactions with information, focusing on how humans share, consume, and interact with information on social media. Each chapter provides the reader with a base level of a specific literacy (information, media, digital and meta) making them better equipped to confront disinformation. The final chapter provides readers with various frameworks and tools for effectively evaluating information and suggests that readers integrate them into their online search behaviors. 

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Basic Electricity For Technology Programs

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Subject(s): Electricity, electromagnetism and magnetism

Institution(s): Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Last updated: 24/01/2023

Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) Preceptor Handbook book cover

Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) Preceptor Handbook

All Rights Reserved   English

Last updated: 04/01/2023

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Advanced Procedural Skills

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Last updated: 23/11/2022

Sask Polytechnic Pressbooks Guide book cover

Sask Polytechnic Pressbooks Guide

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Subject(s): Language: reference and general

Publisher: Sask Polytechnic / BCcampus

Last updated: 03/11/2022

This Pressbooks Guide builds on information provided in the Pressbooks User Guide published by It follows the steps an author might take to create or modify an open educational resource (OER) in Pressbooks. Each chapter points readers to the pertinent chapters in the Pressbooks User Guide, provides any additional information, and includes instructions specific to post-secondary faculty and staff working in Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
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Tools for Creating OER

CC BY (Attribution)  16 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Educational: Design and technology, Word processing software, Book design and Bookbinding, Media studies: internet, digital media and society, Open learning, distance education, Adult education, continuous learning, Higher education, tertiary education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Cultural and media studies, Educational: Media studies, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Accessibility in web and digital design, Curriculum planning and development, Computing and Information Technology, Educational: IT and computing, ICT, Textbook, coursework

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 01/09/2022

The use of open education is growing and has become a global movement. Across much of North America, most post-secondary institutions are in the process of integrating the use of open education resources into teaching and learning activities. The following are the chapters covered in the guide:

  • Chapter 1 starts with very basic information on the definition and description of what constitutes OER.
  • Chapter 2 introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by providing a brief listing of each goal.
  • Chapter 3  focuses on commercial word processing tool options.
  • Chapter 4 describes a number of open-source word processing and additional tools.
  • Chapter 5 introduces the basic open-source TeX-based systems that arose out of the open-source software movement.
  • Chapter 6 delves further into TeX-based open-source tools by highlighting some packages useful for content creation.
  • Chapter 7 describes other TeX-based tools helpful for creating open content.
  • Chapter 8 introduces the emerging OER tools Pressbooks, EdTech Books and LibreTexts.