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Thursday, April 26 • 10:55 - 11:20
Librarians as Open Education Leaders: Responsibilities and Possibilities

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A common claim in open education is that librarians are effective supporters in open education work because their talents for research, organization, and working with students make them natural supporters of faculty designing OER courses. In this presentation we will discuss the results of a study that sought to understand how librarians and faculty interacted with one another through deliberate cooperation in course design. Seventeen faculty-librarian partnerships were awarded $3000 stipends to cooperate in designing open courses. Each participant kept a weekly journal describing current contributions to the course project. Early findings from analysis of the journals shows that librarians are effective supporters, but careful planning and organization of the projects was very necessary for the collaborations to be successful.


Quill West

OER Project Director, Pierce College
Librarian, AdministratorI am the OER Project Director at Tacoma Community College and I believe that adopting, adapting and accessing OER empowers faculty, students and administrations to grow educational opportunities. I've been a user, a pusher, a creator and a teacher of OER. (From... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:55 - 11:20 CEST
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