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Commonwealth Educational
Media Centre for Asia
Open Educational
Resources and Libraries
Sanjaya Mishra
Director, Commonwea...
A Childhood riddle…
What is it that does not
get reduced after sharing
with someone else?
KNOWLEDGE
Role of LIS Professionals
 Collect, organise and
disseminate
information
 In a library, procure,
classify, index and
ret...
What we actually do?
 Bibliographic control (knowledge about
where you can find knowledge)
 Process knowledge in various...
Changing Roles… Changing Times…
 Collector
 Curator
 Communicator
 Creator
… of KNOWLEDGE Resources
Knowledge Resources Formats
 Books
 Periodicals
 A/V Media
 Online Web Resources
– Text
– Audio
– Video
– Graphics
– A...
Knowledge Commons
 Who owns knowledge?
 Researcher stands on the shoulder of giants
 Previous research is necessary for...
OER: History and Developments
 MIT OpenCourseWare, 2001
 UNESCO Forum on the Impact of Open
Courseware for Higher Educat...
OER: Definition
 teaching, learning and research materials in any
medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the
public...
What is “Open”?
 It’s about open license used to share
educational material
– Reuse (copy verbatim)
– Revise (adapt and e...
Technology and Platforms
 Wikipedia, WikiEducator, Wikivarsity
 Wikispaces, etc.
 Connexions
 MIT OpenCourseware
 OLI...
OER Paris Declaration 2012:
Recommendations related to
Government
 Promote awareness and use of OER
 Bridge digital divi...
OER Paris Declaration 2012:
Recommendations related to
Institutions
 Promote awareness and use of OER
 Improve media and...
OER Paris Declaration 2012:
Recommendations related to
Teachers
 Promote awareness and use of OER
 Develop and use OER
...
Role of Librarians in OER Projects
 Copyright and Licensing
 Evaluate and select OER
 Management of OER repositories
 ...
How Librarians can Promote OER?
 Collect OER for the library users
 Curate OER materials
 Include OER in the OPAC
 Cre...
THANK YOU
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Open Educational Resources and Libraries

  1. 1. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia Open Educational Resources and Libraries Sanjaya Mishra Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia
  2. 2. A Childhood riddle… What is it that does not get reduced after sharing with someone else? KNOWLEDGE
  3. 3. Role of LIS Professionals  Collect, organise and disseminate information  In a library, procure, classify, index and retrieve books/ information for the users  Information intermediary  Collection building  Classifier  Cataloguer  Indexer  Reference Librarian  Serials Librarian  Others…
  4. 4. What we actually do?  Bibliographic control (knowledge about where you can find knowledge)  Process knowledge in various formats to help easy retrieval  Optimise available resources (through collaboration)  Create enabling environment for learning and research
  5. 5. Changing Roles… Changing Times…  Collector  Curator  Communicator  Creator … of KNOWLEDGE Resources
  6. 6. Knowledge Resources Formats  Books  Periodicals  A/V Media  Online Web Resources – Text – Audio – Video – Graphics – Animation Learning Objects
  7. 7. Knowledge Commons  Who owns knowledge?  Researcher stands on the shoulder of giants  Previous research is necessary for new research  Knowledge is Free – Information is not.  Data Information Knowledge
  8. 8. OER: History and Developments  MIT OpenCourseWare, 2001  UNESCO Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries, 2002  OLI-CMU, 2002  OER Paris Declaration 2012
  9. 9. OER: Definition  teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Open licensing is built within the existing framework of intellectual property rights as defined by relevant international conventions and respects the authorship of the work.
  10. 10. What is “Open”?  It’s about open license used to share educational material – Reuse (copy verbatim) – Revise (adapt and edit) – Remix (combine with other materials) – Redistribute (share with others) – Retain (make, own and control copies)  No permission required as long as the open license is respected
  11. 11. Technology and Platforms  Wikipedia, WikiEducator, Wikivarsity  Wikispaces, etc.  Connexions  MIT OpenCourseware  OLI-CMU  OpenLearn  OER Commons  Directory of OER
  12. 12. OER Paris Declaration 2012: Recommendations related to Government  Promote awareness and use of OER  Bridge digital divide by developing infrastructure (broadband, mobile, electricity)  Develop national policy for OER  Promote use of Open licencing frameworks  Support capacity building initiatives on OER  Encourage and support research on OER  Adopt open standards and technologies for interoperability  Encourage open license for materials produced using public funds
  13. 13. OER Paris Declaration 2012: Recommendations related to Institutions  Promote awareness and use of OER  Improve media and information literacy  Develop institutional policies for OER  Educate stakeholders on open licenses and copyright  Promote quality assurance and peer review of OER  Develop strategic partnerships to avoid duplication of work as well as technologies  Encourage and support research on OER  Develop tools to facilitate access to OER
  14. 14. OER Paris Declaration 2012: Recommendations related to Teachers  Promote awareness and use of OER  Develop and use OER  Engage in peer review of OER  Promote quality of OER  Develop OER in local languages  Contextualize OER  Conduct research on OER  Share learning materials prepared
  15. 15. Role of Librarians in OER Projects  Copyright and Licensing  Evaluate and select OER  Management of OER repositories  Discovery of OER sources  Preservation of OER  Tagging, Description and classification  Creation of OER Source: http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2012/492
  16. 16. How Librarians can Promote OER?  Collect OER for the library users  Curate OER materials  Include OER in the OPAC  Create OER Repositories  Educate users about OER  Create OER in different disciplines
  17. 17. THANK YOU

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