Appendix 1: How to Canadianize an OER
For authors wishing to adapt an existing OER from another country and revise the content so it aligns with Canadian curricula, consider the following steps.
- Add or change instructional content so it includes Canadian perspectives, significant figures, examples, and case studies. As an example, see Chapter 9 in the OpenStax’ Introduction to Sociology, 3e, entitled “Social Stratification in the United States” and how, in the Canadian adaption of this book, Introduction to Sociology, 2nd Canadian edition, the same chapter covers Social Inequity in Canada.
- Use Canadian spelling (see Canadian Spellings and Word List), idioms, measurements (metric vs. imperial) and grammatical structure and style.
- Include Canadian Indigenous content, perspectives, and examples.