Open Education Resources and Technologies in Mathematics (19w2268)


(University of Lethbridge)

(University of Alberta)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Open Education Resources and Technologies in Mathematics" workshop in Banff from July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019.

Open Education Resources are educational materials, including textbooks and videos, that are published under open licenses. OER is flexible, affordable, and increasingly, of comparable quality to commercial resources. Faculty who choose to use OER do so not only because it saves their students money, but also because it allows them the freedom to create custom course materials that are precisely tailored to their syllabus.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for OER advocates in Alberta and beyond to work together to ensure that OER of the highest quality are available to our students.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).