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  1. 1. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution
  2. 2. ● Librarians & OER ● BCOER Beginnings ● Our Projects ● Learning & Sharing ● Future plans
  3. 3. Librarians & Open Education Resources
  4. 4. Mission BCOER is a group of B.C. Postsecondary librarians working together to support the use of quality Open Educational Resources (OER).
  5. 5. Participation BC Postsecondary Institutions and BCcampus
  6. 6. BCOER Hackfest OER Awareness was identified as a key need. Talking points for an advocacy poster and ideas for librarian professional learning were discussed. We tested an assessment rubric for OER repositories. 40 science repositories were evaluated.
  7. 7. BCOER Project: Advocacy Poster A poster was developed with talking points to engage faculty in conversations. It is an OER made available on bcoer-librarians/bcoer- tools/
  8. 8. BCOER Project: OER Assessment Rubric The OER Repository rubric developed and tested at the Hackfest is now available on files/2014/07/OERR- Rubric.pdf
  9. 9. BCOER Project: Subject Guides These OER Primer Libguides were the first ones developed by a BCOER librarians. The links are available from
  10. 10. BCOER Project: Librarians & OER Event
  11. 11. BCOER Project: Web space Web site Collaboration site
  12. 12. BCOER: Community feedback Awareness Discoverabilty Quality & Longevity of OERs Licensing – understanding CC Resistance to Change Knowing about Opportunities Thinking session on identifying OER Challenges
  13. 13. BCOER: Connecting & Sharing #bcoer
  14. 14. BCOER: Connecting & Sharing Open Textbook Summit May 28 & 29 BCcampus Webinars March 9 - 14 April 22 - 24 Spring Workshop June 4 & 5, 2015
  15. 15. Future Projects Currently exploring & testing a collaborative space to develop/maintain OER subject guides
  16. 16. More Project Ideas • Pro-d opportunities offered in variety of modes (e.g. f2f event, webinar, podcast, discussion forum, or self-serve resources) • Host a resource sprints or hackfests for/by librarians • Facilitate an OER librarians community of practice
  17. 17. Acknowledgments Icons are from “The Noun Project” ( licensed under a Creative Commons –Attribution license (CC-BY 3.0) • Brainstorm by Jessica Lock • Celebration by Scott Lewis • Collaboration by Krisada • Digital-Classroom by Dan Hetteix • Librarian by Wynne Nafus Sayer • Open-Education by Berkay Sargin
  18. 18. Thank YouQuestions? Caroline Daniels Erin Fields Leva Lee

Editor's Notes

  • Context
    Open Education and OER movement gaining momentumi
    In particular in BC with the Open Textbook project
    Postsecondary Librarians well positioned and much needed for leadership role – advocacy and consulting
    Librarians have:
    Expertise in searching for, curating and organizing high quality educational resources
    Established trusted relationships with faculty at their institutions
    Always been early adopters of technology
    student interests at heart /advocates
    Long track record as excellent collaborators
    Informal and grassroots group - began December 2013 as one answer to what could post sec librarians be doing help faculty learn about OER
    Began as a conversation with fellow librarians on how to address adoption of open textbooks and use of quality OER
    met to explore ideas
    Identified need and desire to co-develop practical OER tools/guides for faculty and support librarians/colleagues to do this

    Agreed to
    Work collaboratively on OER guides, subject guides and tools to support OER awareness & advocacy
    Share Information & resources & broader librarian community
    Focus on projects with immediate and mid-term benefits
    Advocate for longer term: ongoing professional development for librarians

    12 BC Public Postsecondary institutions have participants on our working group
    Meet monthly via teleconference
    Wikispace and a group list

    Supported by BCcampus
  • 4 or 5 Monthly meetings then decided in order to really get something done we needed some dedicated time.
    In early May 2014 – BCOER Hackfest – crowdsourced ideas on that were most in need interest
    Day of the event we selected OER repository Assessment rubric/ Science repositories & developing some OER Advocacy tools.

    14 attendees – BCOER & UBC Library students
    Group one: focused on testing a newly developed OER Assessment rubric. They reviewed 40 Science OER repositories
    Group two: focused on developing an OER Poster as a tool to engage faculty and discussed ideas for professional development for librarians

  • Main Challenge with Co-development of the Subject Guides = a collaborative space that would be accessible by the team/cross institutional.

    Content would need to be able to be used in Libguides and other web pages (WordPress)

    To address an immediate need for OER Primer guidesa team from the BCOER (KPU, BCIT, Douglas College) collaborated developed a set of OER Primer guides. These were available in Sept 2014.

    Posting links shortly on the site

    We’re pleased to see Dalhousie and St. FX Libraries Have reused this content in their Libguides!
  • Oct 27 2014 was the day of our prof learning event for librarians

    “Open Education Resources: Librarians, Leadership and Opportunity”

    Open Education Movement world-wide, in NA and regionally, provincially
    Librarians & how they are getting involved in BC post sec
    Leadership & Advocacy for librarians
    Work of BCOER
    Librarians taking on Innovation roles – BCcampus Geography Book sprint
  • BCOER Web space launched December 2014
    Public facing site

    BCOER Librarians – list of participants
    Professional Learning – Upcoming & Archived resources including our CARL Webinar and Oct 27 event
    Guides – forthcoming
    Tools – Advocacy poster & OER Repository Assessment Rubric
    To come – Faculty checklist (individual resource level)
  • ETUG spring workshop June 2014
    BC Post secondary faculty, ed technologists, ed developers, teaching and learning staff, librarians. Facilitated a session and asked them to identify challenges
    Check back again in June 2015

  • Connecting with the Librarian community and other work in OER

    SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Research Coalition) and Librarians & OER Forum!forum/sparc-liboer (Nicole Allen)

    OER Consortium and OER & Libraries subcommittee and CCCOER List (Una Daly)

    Quill West, Pierce College, Washington

    CARL Cdn Assoc Research Libraries

    CAUL Council of Atlantic University Libraries

    Twitter hashtag #bcoer

  • Happening right now

    Develop and test collaborative space and how it will work to co-develop content, share in its maintenance
    Challenge: need access cross institutionally and need a way for content to be output in a variety of forms – libguides and Wordpress
    Currently testing Mediawiki – a BCcampus supported site
  • Ideas
    Based on need /input
    Asking librarians

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