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  • Overview Project team Background (BRUM, CaRILLO and DELILA) Survey Existing sites Project aims Community of practice Challenges Next steps
  • Existing model requires people to upload material into a central repository. Looking at possibilities to ‘harvest’ content from a variety of sources around the world. We know there are lots of OER repositories e.g. Jorum, Merlot, Primo, OER Commons etc. Need to identify all the places that people currently use to share their OERs to join this up Is there some way we can build a collection of OERs about information literacy
  • Librarians are sharing, but informally and in a ‘closed’ way.
  • Those that don’t but would like to want to share using national sites/repositories.
  • The minority who do not share, it’s because of lack of technical and CC knowledge
  • Existing IL OER sites International – InfoLit Global, UNESCO OER Community, MERLOT, iTunesU, OER Commons Regional/National – EPN, PRIMO, ANTS, NDLR, Jorum Institutional repositories – Leeds Met, LSE, Birmingham Personal/project websites - BRUM
  • Would also look to the newly formed Open Education special interest group (ALT) which came out of SCORE.
  • What would be a suitable set of terms to describe information literacy globally? Could resources be organised by UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Curriculum
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    • 1. Building a community of practicefor sharing information literacyresources as OERs Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham) Dr Jane Secker (London School of Economics) University of Birmingham, 14th August 2012
    • 2. Information Literacy OERs – goingfor gold!• Bringing together two key areas: information literacy and open educational resources• UNESCO extremely interested in both areas as are many information professionals• UK could be an exemplar!• Important for: ▫ Supporting lifelong learning ▫ Building up expertise and sharing good practice ▫ Capacity building
    • 3. Workshop overview 10.30 – 11.00 Registration and coffee 11.00- 11.30 Welcome and introduction to the day Presentation of findings from the survey 11.30 – 12.30 WORKSHOP 1 First set of small group discussions on the following topics: •How do you want to share IL resources? •Licencing of resources: CC and other licences •Metadata standards and cataloguing IL resources •Role of peer review and evaluating resources 12.30-12.45 Feedback from groups? 12.45-1.15 LUNCH BREAK 1.15-2.00 WORKSHOP 2 Second set of small group discussions on the following general questions: •Who should do this work in the UK? •What sort of funding might we need? •How many people need to be involved? •Do we need a cross sectoral group? 2.00-2.30 Feedback from groups? 2.30-3.00 Discussion and agreement of roles and next steps 3.00 Close
    • 4. Project team and background• Dr Jane Secker • Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg ▫ Copyright & Digital Literacy ▫ Programme specialist Advisor at London School of (Communication and Information Economics and Political Science Sector) at UNESCO ▫ Previous IL OER projects include JISC funded DELILA • Background• Nancy Graham ▫ Previous projects and events highlighted a demand for ▫ Subject Librarian at University of librarians to share information Birmingham literacy (IL) open educational ▫ Previous IL RLO projects include resources (OER) BRUM, CaRILLO and DELILA ▫ Existing platforms were not quite the right “fit” (too local, only basic metadata etc.) ▫ Project team worked together on DELILA and wanted to follow up
    • 5. Previous projects: BRUM & CaRILLOBRUM CaRILLO•Created 15 RLOs for •One day event for librariansinformation literacy creating and sharing teachingfor academics to use material•Various formats and •Highlighted demand for atopics ‘one stop shop’ of IL material•Available online to share •Created a wiki
    • 6. Previous projects: DELILA• Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation• Cross institutional project to adapt existing digital and information literacy teaching material to be OER• Improved institutional repositories hosted material• Encouraged academics to share• Highlighted a range of challenges when sharing IL resources as OER• Project website:
    • 7. The survey• To gather information about librarians’ sharing of IL teaching material• Launched in April 2012 for one month• 101 responses from UK, Europe, US and beyond• Available at survey/
    • 8. Key points – current sharing• Majority are sharing but through closed professional networks• Far fewer use national or global sites – but most would like to use them more!• Main barriers are lack of technical and licencing skills/knowledge
    • 9. Survey findings
    • 10. Survey findings
    • 11. Key points – current re-use• Huge range of sites (~57 listed in survey) but only few very popular• Minority don’t re-use due to lack of relevant material available• Many would like to see explicit Creative Commons licences
    • 12. Survey findings
    • 13. Our project aims• Develop a site for librarians to share material, to host links and to find help when creating material• We are starting with UK resources but aim to recruit partners globally – don’t want to reinvent the wheel!• Want to raise awareness of OER and Creative Commons amongst librarians• Librarians well placed to be advocates of OER• To include lesson plans and “how to use” guides• Capacity building through partners such as UNESCO and IFLA
    • 14. Community of practice• JISC Good Intentions report (2008) highlights importance of CoP – same curricula encourages sharing• Librarians in UK with interest in IL have LILAC and CSG-Information Literacy Group• Other existing groups in US, Ireland etc.• Used LILAC network to build global capacity• Looking to use IFLA and UNESCO groups to build on to help LDCs
    • 15. Challenges & next steps• IPR issues - particularly • Report of survey findings screenshots and logos • Build on technical expertise• Institutional nature of IL • Recruit more advocates material – too specific? • Develop annual timetable of• Need to include learning activities/events designs rather than just PowerPoints ▫ Kick off meeting in the UK• Need for good quality today! metadata and agreed • Explore role of peer vocabulary to ‘tag’ IL reviewers/editorial boards resources ▫ Devised evaluation criteria as• Keeping resources up to part of DELILA date
    • 16. Challenge 1: What’s in a name?• Can you come up with a good acronym for our project in your groups today?Word Search by peretzpup
    • 17. Challenge 2: how do we do this?• Think about what you could contribute personally? ▫ Expertise and time?• How do we build a community of practice? ▫ What tools do we need? ▫ Do we need face to face and virtual meetings?
    • 18. Workshop 1• First set of small group discussions on the following topics: ▫ How do you want to share IL resources? (A) ▫ Licencing of resources: CC and other licences (B) ▫ Metadata standards and cataloguing IL resources (C) ▫ Role of peer review and evaluating resources (D)
    • 19. Workshop 2• Second set of small group discussions on the following general questions: ▫ Who should do this work in the UK? ▫ What sort of funding might we need? ▫ How many people need to be involved? ▫ Do we need a cross sectoral group?
    • 20. Next steps• 3 – 5 tasks – what are they? Who will do them?• When will the next meeting be and who wants to be there?• Use of the wiki for collecting ideas / getting contributions from others
    • 21. Thanks for coming!• Stay in touch•• Twitter: ▫ @msnancygraham ▫ @jsecker