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


General Repositories

Discipline Specific Repositories

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

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147 Responses for this Activity

  • Find your Fit Accounting exercise
    by Tatiana Sharipova (@note2tatiana)

    For this task i was initially tried MIT OpenCourseWare, because i am more familiar with this tool. I found supplementary exercises that I can use for in class tasks and exams. I liked that all exercises came with answers, which make this source a great self-study and exam prep tool.  The link to the sources more… »

  • Found my fit!
    by Mark Shannelly (@mshannelly)

    For this activity I found that more generalized search terms actually worked better for me. My initial searches of, “video game sound design” and “game sound design” did not provide any results. However, on OASIS I searched, “audio” and “sound design” which yielded useful material. When searching “audio” I first found a full course from more… »

  • Find your Fit: researching colonialism
    by Victoria Jackson (@victoriaj)

    This was such an interesting exercise. I actually found that the various Boolean combinations often limited me too much in my searches, so it was difficult to find what I was looking for! I spent a fair amount of time going between the different OER repositories and referatories to find what I needed. I initially more… »

  • Find your Fit Activity
    by Mary Chaktsiris (@mchaktsi)

    I chose three OERs for this topic: history of education in the 20th and 21st centuries/conflict and colonialism

  • Thrifting My Fit
    by Stephanie Ferguson (@stpark)

    Searching for good open educational resources feels a lot like thrift shopping to me! There is usually so much to sift through and a lot will not be to your liking or won’t fit quite right. The process can often feel a bit exhausting. You have to be patient and strategic. BUT when you find more… »

  • Indigenization in Higher Education
    by Brandon Sabourin (@bsabou01)

    The following resources are some that could be useful for those who are working in higher education. I have used the Pulling Together guide as a team development resource. Into the Light: Living Histories of Oppression and Education in Ontario. Ontario Commons Licensing – Non Derivative. Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers. Asma-na-hi Antoine; Rachel Mason; more… »

  • Find your fit
    by Ramandeep Kaur (@Raman)

    I am teaching Foundation in Math course and included 3 OERs on topic.

  • Liberated Learners – Podcasting
    by Jen Booth (@jen.booth)

    There are lots of resources around how to create a podcast, including some full OER that cover every aspect of the topic, for example: Tools for Podcasting. There are also lots of great YouTube videos on various aspects of the topic, and resources from the professor and the student perspective. Podcasting 101 is also a more… »

  • Event Management
    by Cynthia Moorcroft (@cynthia.moorcroft)

    Hi everyone, I teach event management and the image would demonstrate various parts of a stage set up.  

  • OERs for a course on AI
    by Adam Langridge (@alangridge)

    I present three OERs on the topic of artificial intelligence in this task.

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