Next week marks the second annual International Open Education Week and we are pleased to announce a series of events exploring Open Education (OE). If you are new to the idea of OE, this video gives a great summary:
Throughout the week we’ll look into some of the most prominent themes in the OE movement including Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and more. We hope the week’s events will prompt local discussion about the role librarians play in curating OERs (and OA collections) for students and faculty here at PC.
Here is the schedule of events. All are welcome, so please mark your calendars!
Webinar: Driving Adoptions of OER Through Communities of Practice
Monday, March 11. 12:00 pm. Library LL104A
Communities of practice, or mutually supporting groups organized around a common subject area, have the potential to increase the rate of adoption of Open Education Resources. College Open Textbooks sponsors a number of such communities. In this webinar, members of four communities will present their experience in driving adoption of OER. They will present lessons learned and look ahead to how these communities can be strengthened and increase their influence in the battle for adoptions.
Library Staff Present: OER Show and Tell
Friday, March 15. 10:00 am. Library E-Classroom
Wondering what OERs are and what they look like? Several library staff will demo how to find OERs, multi-media OERs, local OA collections, and review the major MOOC platforms.
Live Presentation, Developing MOOCs at Brown University
Monday, March 18. 3:00 pm. “The Pit” Library First Floor
Kathy Takayama, Director of the Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, will lead a discussion on the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Brown. With courses scheduled to launch in June through the Coursera platform, Brown is currently developing their MOOC offerings. This interactive presentation will center on the valuable lessons Kathy and her colleagues have learned about planning for MOOCs. It will also emphasize important future considerations for faculty development and training in preparation for teaching and using MOOCs. Anyone with an interest in MOOCs, online education, or open educational resources is encouraged to attend.