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Smith, Brenda; Lee, Leva – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
As the costs of scholarly and educational publications skyrocket, open educational resources (OER) are becoming an important way to provide content and enhance the teaching and learning experience. Librarians have a key role to play in developing, advocating, and managing OER. For many librarians, however, championing OERs means adding an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Advocacy, Open Source Technology, Librarians
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Miller, Robert; Homol, Lindley – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are online classroom content that can be reused, modified, and shared freely. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) undertook a project to redesign its undergraduate curriculum using OERs in place of traditional textbooks. UMUC librarians have played a critical role in this project, helping to find…
Descriptors: Library Role, Online Courses, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Woodward, Kristin M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
In this case study we will examine the role of the library in Open Educational Resources through the lens of library value described in Megan Oakleaf's 2010 ACRL [Association of College and Research Libraries] report. While librarians in our organization have traditionally not played a role in textbook adoptions, the campus academic goal to…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Models, Advocacy, Case Studies