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Help! i want to be open

  1. 1. Help! I Want to Be Open! Brenda Smith - TRU Caroline Daniels - KPU Erin Fields - UBC
  2. 2. Our Institutions Brenda Smith - TRU Caroline Daniels - KPU Erin Fields - UBC
  3. 3. Getting Started Top 6 Ways to Get Involved in Open
  4. 4. 1. Organize an Open Event Start with the Easy! 2 Quick Wins: November - Open Access Week March - Open Education Week - Gives you a concrete reason to meet with instructional faculty - Builds relationships during the organising - Existing workshops, webinars and promotional material for you to build on - Local community to tap intoExample: Open Access Week - panel on OA with featured KPU Stars Open Education Week - Paul Stacey spoke on Creative Commons
  5. 5. 2. Find Faculty Advocates & Partner Contact BCcampus and OpenStax to learn who on your campus has adopted open textbooks Contact instructional designers and learning technologists for campus examples of open Invitation to discuss open Identify possible library connections and offer your time Example UBC Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and Faculty partner in the creation of workshops, webspaces, and events titled “Open for Learning.” Open Education Elevator Speech Increase student retention by reducing costs Assures academic freedom to modify or add content to your specifications Extends your academic profile Provides more relevant and engaging materials for your students More customized and relevant
  6. 6. 3. Extend Your Support Role Current Librarians Roles Identify collection needs and assist in developing collections that meet those needs Assess resources for quality and make them discoverable Provide research support Create content to support faculty and students Assist faculty in finding appropriate, high- quality OERs Assess and collect high quality OER resources in easily discoverable guides or discovery tools (i.e. catalogue, etc.) Assist faculty in identifying appropriate OER repositories for their materials, assist with uploading/indexing Assist in the creation of OE content Example The Flexible Learning Librarian and the Biology Librarian partnered with the Department of Biology in developing a workflow for finding, vetting, describing, and gathering permissions for open education resources for use in a repository.
  7. 7. 4. Use What Already Exists BCOER Librarians https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/ Advocacy Poster OER Repository Assessment Rubric Faculty Guide for Evaluating OER MediaWiki OER Guides What we can do to make it easier for faculty and for ourselves ... Example TRU’s OER Guides (http://libguides.tru.ca/openresources) draw from the BCOER MediaWiki guides.
  8. 8. Forums 5. Build Awareness of Openness Issues Online Courses (e.g., Open Washington: www.openwa.org/module-1/) Blogs (e.g., David Wiley “iterating toward openness”: http://opencontent.org/blog) Twitter (e.g., #bcoer, #oerlib, #openeducationwk, #openeducation, #liboer) https://oerconsortium.org /
  9. 9. 6. Collections
  10. 10. Open for Learning Challenge Bank Open UBC is building a set of open challenges that will help you to understand and apply concepts about open teaching and about finding, using and sharing the open resources that you create. Instructions Team-up Go to: http://openlearning.sites.olt.ubc.ca/ Review the challenges Select a challenge and respond Extra Time Add a challenge to the challenge bank Add a resource to one of the challenges
  11. 11. Getting Started - BCOER Strategy Document The purpose of this document is to provide generic items that could be incorporated into any library’s policies, procedures, or strategic planning documents. In most cases, libraries will need to modify these components before using them, but they can provide some inspiration for ensuring openness is a central part of your library’s future. http://bit.ly/1TdrP33
  12. 12. Getting Started - BCcampus Textbook Adoption Workshop ● Instructional Faculty, Librarians, instructional designers, BCcampus facilitators ● 8 people, 600 post it notes, 15 Google docs, and 48 hours later, a 2 hour adaptable course on adopting textbooks is produced! ● Slide deck is available to anyone to modify, and update! https://cloud.bccampus.ca/index.php/s/qWn6qra U05nzM03
  13. 13. How to Get Involved in BCOER Librarians https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/ #bcoer
  14. 14. What is the Future of Open Education? Brenda Smith - TRU Caroline Daniels - KPU Erin Fields - UBC
  15. 15. 24 Seconds that changed the game ● November 22, 1950, the Pistons defeated the Lakers 19-18 in the lowest scoring game in NBA history ● Shot clock Introduced by Danny Biasone, owner of the Syracuse Nationals ● Biasone arrived at 24 seconds by calculating the number of shots two teams might take during a game, then dividing that number by 48 minutes of play. ● Adoption of the clock is known as one of the most important developments in NBA history.
  16. 16. Thank You Questions?

Editor's Notes

  • http://bit.ly/1Ubak5E
  • Erin
    2014 Open Textbook Sprint
    STATS Open Education Resource Repository Collaboration
    Open for Learning Series and Open UBC (speak about later)
  • Caroline
    Organizing a meeting gives you a common and concrete purpose to hold a meeting around
    ‘Would you like to help me organize a panel on …”
    “I would like invite xxx to present on Open Textbooks. Does this sound like a good idea and would you like to help me organize it ….”
    Existing material is great - especially with Open Access Week and Open Education Week.
    Actual websites with all sorts of promotional material available
    Work with other libraries. For example, these poster templates were shared and BCIT and SFU both added their own OA starts to the template
    This poster is a mashup of 6 posters that the PKP group out of SFU pulled together
    Librarians are good at organizing things. Our KPU open studies group actually formed out of an interest between myself and another instructor to pull together a presentation for OA week
    But if you involve a dean in your plans, you might get access to her admin support which is priceless
  • Erin
    Finding your community on campus provides
  • Erin
    This is speaking primarily to librarians with public service in their portfolio but general our roles focus on collections, accessibility, research support, instruction, and community engagement
    Each of these areas have a way by which they can be extended to include open education support, it just takes a shift in your practice to include OE

    Go Through Current Roles


  • Brenda
    It isn’t necessary to recreate the wheel. Take a look out there to see what is already available and adapt it as needed.
    BCOER Librarians website has lots of resources that you can use. All OERs so you can reuse and adapt them to your needs
    How to embed content via MediaWiki

  • Brenda

    Build your own and your institution’s awareness of openness issues
    Refer or check out online courses to get the basics covered
    Check out blogs to see what’s new and up and coming
    Twitter has tons of stuff out there about openness - some sample hashtags
    Check out existing groups for librarians such as SPARC and CCCOER. Google group mailing list and monthly web-based meetings - great way to get help and hear what’s going on
    CCOER has webinars that they archive so you can watch at your convenience

    Takes 2 years to become conversant in OER
  • Caroline
    Again - look for the simplest thing!
    BCCats has created the full set of marc records for all the BCcampus Open Textbooks
    Available at http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=2307 ELN website
    Talk to your tech services librarian - they have very clear ideas!
    Enable open collections through your knowledgebases so they appear in a discovery layer search
    Gather open databases into your ERM’s so they can be displayed from a single place, or access individually
    Contact BCcampus and find out who is using open textbooks at your institution and purchase the textbooks they are using
    We took a portion of our ILL money and set it aside so that we could purchase print copies of open textbooks for faculty to review. Then we put them in our collection when they are done with them. If they adopt the textbooks, we just let them keep it.
  • *If timing issue, can do this at home
    * can do in the event jointly
  • Caroline
    BC OER has developed a strategy document where we have gathered all sorts of ideas for inclusion in a strategic planning
    It’s all available for you to use, share, modify
    There are some print copies at the front and we will have it on the BC OER website soon (working on some publishing details)
  • Caroline
    In March of 2016, a group gathered for a 2 day sprint to write slides for a workshop on Adopting and Open Textbook
    Included instructional faculty, instructional designers, librarians, bccampus
    Created a slide deck that is available at
    There is also the invitation that members involved in that sprint will come present on using open textbook and resources at your institution upon request
    Or you simply take our slides, alter them to suit your needs and present on your own
  • Brenda
    Twitter: #bcoer
    Check our website for professional development opportunities - conferences, webinars
    Join our Information listserv

    Our future …

    Over the past 2 years we’ve been busy working as a group and learning about OER landscape and role for librarians and what impact we can have....creating tools, guides, models, workflows, doing events, presentations etc. working internally and looking externally for partnerships/teams and making connections, supporting each other.

    Now, we’re ready to look at strengthening leadership structure, "formalizing" project teams; With growing interest from librarians and postsecondary educators in OER, we are ready to expand and do more outreach on educating people on OER and be facilitators of that

    Logical next step is to continue with leadership from BCOER but ready to branch out and do more broad outreach, ongoing awareness and information sharing for librarians or anyone interested in OER - propose creation of and OER info group or Community of practice … we don't know what that will look like...maybe it's some form of online forum or community or maybe it's a monthly meetup that is dropin and open.

    The current members of the group will be having a planning session and retreat at the end of June

    Once we’ve decided what that shape is going to be (i.e., establish the new structure, guidelines, expectations and leadership roles and new projects and wish lists), we invite everyone to participate in either the working group (BCOER) or be a part of the new info/outreach group (whatever it looks like and whatever we want to call it )...Watch for more info on that.



  • Caroline
    I think we are up for some radical changes, but they might start small
    Small initiatives can gain momentum and radically change things - History of the shot clock http://www.nba.com/analysis/00422949.html
    David Lankes, Syracuse School of Library Sciences
    spoke on the Obligation of Innovation at OLA
    His talk looked at the idea that librarians sometimes think there needs to be huge changes, but he encouraged us to look at small changes
    used this example of small changes building momentum huge impacts
    Currently each team has 24 seconds to shoot the basketball otherwise they lose posession
    But this did not exist until 1952
    Based on the idea that the games before 1952 were getting extremely borrowing

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