Track Session Type

Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Administrator

Session Abstract

Librarians are leading the shift to open practice, working with faculty and campus grant programs to support OER creation and adoption efforts. The session will explore how librarians are expanding their traditional role to collaborate across institutions on OER implementation.

Objectives of the Session

  • Understand how to use the tools for search and discovery of Open Educational Resources

  • Explore library-driven OER initiatives and their emerging outcomes

Full Description of the Session

This presentation will look at the role of the librarian in assisting faculty in the discover, evaluation, and curation of OER. We’ll discuss how the librarian might support this shift through their expertise in search and discovery. Using real-life examples, we’ll explore different library-driven initiatives including the use of LibGuides, faculty OER grants, and the development of OER libraries and talk about the benefits to these different strategies. With time, we’ll open this discussion up to the audience to hear how they have been working in their institutions to support the faculty evolution to open educational practice. This session is open to faculty, administrators, and, of course, librarians who have an intermediate understanding of OER.

Presenter Bios

As Director of OER Services at ISKME, my team and I run the OER Commons digital library as well as all of the Microsite implementations of the platform. We work with organizations big and small to ensure their constituencies have access to high quality OER materials in a way that is intuitive and not overwhelming. My work in OER began about five years ago when I joined ISKME after many years in the textbook publishing industry, giving me a unique view into the needs of faculty and the pain points related to textbook cost and inflexibility.

Location

163C

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Start Date

22-5-2019 1:05 PM

End Date

22-5-2019 1:55 PM

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OER Curation and Coordination Across Campuses: How Librarians are taking a leading role in OER implementation

163C

This presentation will look at the role of the librarian in assisting faculty in the discover, evaluation, and curation of OER. We’ll discuss how the librarian might support this shift through their expertise in search and discovery. Using real-life examples, we’ll explore different library-driven initiatives including the use of LibGuides, faculty OER grants, and the development of OER libraries and talk about the benefits to these different strategies. With time, we’ll open this discussion up to the audience to hear how they have been working in their institutions to support the faculty evolution to open educational practice. This session is open to faculty, administrators, and, of course, librarians who have an intermediate understanding of OER.