CoPILOT at the University of Surrey: An Introduction
CoPILOT: supporting librarians insharing their teaching materialinternationally.Nancy Graham (University of Birmingham)University of Surrey, 30thMay 2013
Today’s talk• Why OER?• Background - projects, surveys, committee• Conference feedback• Librarian role in OER• Actions for CoPILOT• Get involved!
Why share Information Literacyresources via a CoP?http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_grey/4582294721/
Background: DELILA• Developing Educators Learning and InformationLiteracies for Accreditation• Cross institutional project to adapt digital and ILresources to OER• Improved institutional repositories hosted material• Librarian OER advocacy role• Highlighted a range of challenges when sharing ILresources as OER• Project website: http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/
Background: April 2012 survey• To gather information about librarians’ sharing of ILteaching material• April 2012 for one month• 101 responses from UK, Europe, US and beyond• Findings indicate closed sharing• Willingness to share openly but don’t know where tostart• Available athttp://delilaopen.wordpress.com/il-oer-survey/
CoPILOT Committee• One day event at Birmingham• Several attendees formed committee• Kick off meeting November 2012• Aim: to support UK librarians in sharing openly• Event at Uni of Surrey 30thMay• Mailing list IL-OERS@jiscmail.ac.uk• Wiki: http://iloer.pbworks.com• Twitter: @CoPILOT2013
JISC/HEA Project CoPILOT: aims• Develop a strategy to promote international sharing• Part of JISC/HEA UKOER Phase 3 Programme• 2 month timescale• Exploited the UNESCO WSIS KC platform• Posted links to IL material• Discussions on OER and Creative Commons
Project CoPILOT: outcomes• 35 members from 14 countries worldwide• 19 links posted to English, Spanish, German andFrench IL resources• 53 discussion posts on 8 different topics• Report, case study and post-project survey• Strategy for sharing IL OERS now available
Where and how to share?• Is it feasible to share resources by uploading them torepositories such as Jorum, Merlot?• Should resources by organised by subject or byinstitution or by country?• Links or deposit?
Conference feedback• Well organised content• Information about original creation of content• Most prefer links rather than hosting content• Reviews/comments• Wanted list of required OER• Links to profile of creator/user on Facebook/LinkedIn• Resource of the month• Face to face events
How can we make this happen?• What are pros/cons of using online communities?• Think about this throughout the day…▫ Building librarian OER advocacy role?▫ Online activities to encourage participation/contribution▫ Comms channels?▫ Other CoP functions▫ Face to face events?▫ Support from international organisations?
Librarians as OER advocates• Leading by example• Gaining new expertise by adapting and sharing ourown materials• Builds on core librarian skills: licensing, copyright,finding quality resources (information literacy)• Highly established profession with strong networks
Where next?• New project with UNESCO and IFLA to upgradeInfoLit Global• More events like this• Work on the online CoP/wiki• ECIL in October
Get involved!• Join IL-OERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK• Join the WSIS Knowledge Communities InformationLiteracy Community: http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/585111/information-literacy/• Join us at Twitter: @CoPILOT2013• Join our wiki: http://iloer.pbworks.com
Further readingAppleyard, S. (2012) A Survey of sharing and reuse of Information Literacy resources acrossHigher Education Libraries in the United Kingdom. Aberdeen; Robert Gordon University.Graham, N. & Secker, J. (2012) Librarians, information literacy and open educational resources:report of a survey. Available at:http://delilaopen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/findingsharingoers_reportfinal1.pdfBoon, S., Bueno de la Fuente, G. & Robertson, J. (2012) The roles of librarians and informationprofessionals in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives. Bolton; CETIS. Available at:http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/OER-Libraries-Survey-Report.pdfUNESCO Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education, available forfree download here: http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID=364
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