The Campus Alberta Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative is designed to:
assist with reducing the costs of a post-secondary education for students; and, provide students and faculty members with the flexibility they need, offering updated, relevant content for learning.
Freely available on-line OER opens up unlimited access to quality international educational content.
In March 2013 the Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education entered a Memorandum of Understanding with British Columbia and Saskatchewan to collaborate on the development of common Open Education Resources within their respective advanced education sectors recognizing the benefits of sharing existing Open Educational Resources with a focus on mutual areas of interest. This MOU was foundational to the establishment of the Alberta OER Initiative.