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Wednesday, April 25


Beyond Open Connections: Leveraging Information Literacy to Increase Impact of Open Education
For over a century, academic librarians in the United States have provided instruction designed to help patrons effectively navigate and use the resources and services provided by the library. Today we refer to this type of learning experience in terms of “information literacy.” As digitization has shaped the ways that we access and share information, so, too, has information literacy evolved to represent a more nuanced relationship between the people who create and consume information and the systems we use to communicate in a networked world. In January 2016, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted a new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which transitioned librarians from a skills-based approach to teaching and learning to a conceptual one. Though the language in the Framework is student-centric, as are the information literacy programs that operate out of academic libraries, we argue that the knowledge practices and dispositions represented in the document apply to educators as much as they do to the students we serve—particularly in the context of open education. With its heavy focus on copyright and licensing, outreach and education about open educational resources (OER) provide a perfect opportunity to explore how concepts of information literacy can guide our work with faculty, staff, and administrators who are new to open education or who have fallen prey to misinformation about OER. Additionally, though the term “information literacy” grew from libraries, we acknowledge that librarians do not fully own the responsibility of deepening our communities’ understanding of the information ecosystem. In this presentation, a librarian and an instructional designer discuss how information literacy concepts can inform how we support open education and how we leverage existing information literacy programs to broaden the impact of our work.

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Billy Meinke-Lau

OER Technologist, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Michelle Reed

Open Education Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington
I lead efforts to support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER and advocate for the creation of experiential learning opportunities that foster collaboration, increase engagement, and empower students as content creators. Additionally, I’m a 2017-18 OER Research Fellow... Read More →

Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:10 - 15:35


Mind of the Universe Online Learning Experience
We would like to present the Online Learning Experience that is being created by three universities, Erasmus in Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden. This Online Learning Experience makes use of the open source science material developed by the VPRO for their documentary series Mind of the Universe. It is to be launched in April 2018.

In this Learning Experience lecturers of the three universities will further elaborate on the cutting-edge topics that were discussed in the 2017 Minds of the Universe series and they will shed their light on ethical dilemmas. Participants will be able to choose at least one topic to study. They will be supported to critically reflect so they can leave their own echo chambers and find solutions for the dilemmas presented.

The experiment provides the opportunity to explore different ways for public broadcasting and universities to collaborate and enrich both media and education.

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Johannetta Gordijn

TU-Delft, University Corporate Office, Education en Student Affairs

Thomas Hurkxkens

Universiteit Leiden
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Janine Kiers

Product Manager Online Learning, TU Delft
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Joasia van Kooten

Online Learning Design & Delivery, Universiteit Leiden
With her specialization in the use of digital technologies in education and her video production expertise, Joasia guides teachers from initial idea to the design and delivery of their online learning projects. Currently she works at the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University... Read More →

Kris Stabel

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:35 - 16:00