Open Educational Resource Repositories are full of learning objects, from the smallest (e.g., graph, article) to the largest (e.g., captured lectures, entire courses) shared by colleagues from around the globe. Some offer objects for all disciplines, and others are discipline-specific, often having grown from one department at one institution with a commitment to sharing its knowledge and then allowing it to grow beyond its borders. The ones listed below are fully introduced in the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module but these will give you a helping hand to complete this activity. Take some time and explore the repositories listed to find resources that are connected to your course content or interests.

  • Try out the search strategies you’ve practiced. Rather than just using your normal vocabulary, consider synonyms and terms other educators and experts may have used.
  • If a repository has advanced search capabilities, explore how you might optimize those capabilities. Be sure to jot down your search strategies for your activity response. HINT: A mind map is a great tool to plot your search and ensure you cover all the bases.
  • Pay close attention to which of the repositories have advanced search capabilities, and explore how you might optimize those capabilities.

To do:

  1. Curate three (or more) OERs to support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course.
    BONUS: If you want to challenge yourself and better suit your learners, choose more than one type of media. For major concepts, it is a good idea to source resources from print, audio, and visual information. These provide learners with choice and help solidify challenging concepts by providing multiple points of access.
  2. Enter the link for the best resource you found in the “Web Location” field as your submission on the Find Your Fit activity response page.
  3. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.

Places to search

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General Repositories

Discipline Specific Repositories


This activity is part of the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module.

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  • Find Your Fit
    by Joanna MacDougall (@Joanna MacDougall)

    I have curated the following OER items to support my learners in a workshop. I am preparing to introduce virtual reality in education to my colleagues and will be able to provide these as additional resources for the participants.  I have included a video, an article, an interactive presentation and a textbook. I think the more… »

  • Resources for a Palliative Care Course
    by Miranda Mckenzie (@mx_mckenzie)

    Below are the steps I followed to find the 3 OERs I selected. First repository: Ecampus https://search.ecampusontario.ca/  Search 1: search words were ‘palliative care’ and I did end up finding a textbook immediately.  OER 1: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/nursingcare/ (textbook) Search 2: search words were end-of-life, which didn’t yield any relevant results. Then I narrow my search choosing more… »

  • Curate three (or more) OERs
    by David Schenk (@dschenk)

    Curate three (or more) OERs to support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course. With help from the zoom : Curator check-in- Feb 27, 2023 10:00 AM I have identified the 3 OER’s as being helpful to add to my course content: https://oasis.geneseo.edu/ https://openstax.org/subjects/business https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/ Regards, David Schenk

  • Find your fit : FSL
    by Charlotte Delouche (@cdelouche)

    I reviewed FSL resources and found 3 OER that I could use :  Radar-l2 (http://radar-l2.ca/) : Through that repository, I found the website (https://bonpatron.com/) which is an online language checker that provides feedback on what you write, instead of just correcting it. It would be very useful for students who want to improve their writing more… »

  • Find Your Fit – Resources for Philosophy
    by Andrew Molas (@amolas)

    I found some open access textbooks on introduction to ethics for philosophy students using the eCampus Ontario open library: https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/item-details/#/9559e7ac-d523-4b11-a61d-3eb4b258522a?k=philosophy%20and%20ethics&itemTypes=6&itemTypes=12&sortCol=1&increasePopularSearch=true   I found a Ted Talk on ethics and how it can help inform daily decision making. This is helpful for students to visualize the practical implications of theoretical ideas https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_schur_how_ethics_can_help_you_make_better_decisions?language=en   I found a more… »

  • FIND YOUR FIT
    by Cindy Cheung (@CCheung)

    I had to use several different key words to find relatable resources in my discipline and when I did, I really liked the Endocrine system activity that I can incorporate in a tutorial or use as a self-assessment.  I found this activity template on eCampusOntario – https://search.ecampusontario.ca/#/detail/12/7/1290?k=tissue%20histology&itemTypes=6&itemTypes=12&sortCol=2&increasePopularSearch=true Searching Merlot, I was able to find print more… »

  • Find your fit
    by Ana Maria Peric (@anamaria.peric)

    I did manage to find some good resources, however, overall I felt that the provided repositories were quite limited for my topic. I had to reword and reframe my search words, and keep the topics much more broad in order to find some relevant information. Through the OASIS repository I found a very interesting TED more… »

  • Find your Fit
    by Heather Melo (@Heather)

    I used this activity to explore resources for students to access that would assist in the understanding of the western history of recreation and leisure. I found limited resources that conveyed the history of western societies’ leisure activities. The OASIS platform provided valuable resources. I found that I had limited access to some of the more… »

  • Activity 2 – Find Your Fit
    by Samir Stasi (@sstasi)

    This activity was an eye-opener to the amount of information available for free for everyone to make use of. I had to stop myself from going from one source to the other and enjoy reading, learning, and curating more useful material that I can share with my students. From OASIS (Textbook) Personal Finance – Open more… »

  • Sifting and sorting to find your fit
    by Lorinda Seward (@Lorinda)

    Expanding on the “Like driving a car” activity, I decided to focus this activity on the threshold concept of intersectionality, popularized by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Using intersectionality as a search term in oasis, the first result was a TED Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw titled “The urgency of intersectionality”, a talk I have seen before and one more… »

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