It’s Day 2 of International Open Access Week!
Have a quick look at a few open access resources and then dig in deeper with a recorded webinar on how librarians can support faculty adoption of open access. For more open access goodness, skim two articles selected by Jeanne Pavy, who will be a guest moderator for the LALINC listserv discussion of open access this Thursday.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) established in 2007 aims to “create awareness of OERs and help colleges to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER to improve teaching and learning and make education more accessible for all learners.” The website includes a curated collection of open education resources as well as a selection of original content. Of particular note is the monthly webinar series (http://oerconsortium.org/cccoer-webinars/), with recordings of past events, and an active discussion board for their open membership advisory group. Follow CCCOER on Twitter @unatdaly
OER Commons has something for most types of libraries and educators and provides a full-featured search interface to locate those resources. Try the advanced search to limit by subject area or material type or check out the Career and Technical Education section, which includes sections such as welding and film production. While the resources are collected from a variety of other OER websites, they are presented in a frame view to allow easy browsing without leaving the site. An OER authoring tool is provided as are account features, which enable creation of resource lists.
- Tuesday recorded webinar CCCOER: OER Research on Open Textbooks and Librarians: https://youtu.be/nTnbyh7Utfw (~1 hour)
- Shared Reading List
- Bell, SJ. (2012). Coming in the Back Door: Leveraging Open Textbooks To Promote Scholarly Communications on Campus. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(1):eP1040. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1040
- Billings, Marilyn; Hutton, Sarah C.; Schafer, Jay; Schweik, Charles M.; and Sheridan, Matt, “Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries” (2012). Open Educational Resources. Paper 10. http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/oer/10
Full schedule at http://bit.ly/louisoaweek