Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Glasgow Caledonian University > Library Guidance on Open Educational Resources

GCU Library guidance on Open Educational Resources

This page sets out the Library’s position and guidance on the use and publication of Open Educational Resources (OERs) within educational situations.


GCU is committed to a blended learning strategy and the library aims to fully support its implementation. Staff use a wide range of self-generated teaching materials to support high quality teaching, including teaching notes, handouts, audio, images, animations, multimedia materials and others. External resources are also available to support student learning. These may include images, audio or video resources, animations and other digital resources.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are digitised teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released by the copyright owner under an intellectual property licence (such as Creative Commons) that permits their use or re-purposing (re-use, revision, remixing, or redistribution) by others. Staff and students may wish to use OERs to enhance learning and teaching.  A licence that permits use of an OER may require the user to re-publish the resource in which it is incorporated as an OER on the same terms. Staff and students may also wish to create and publish resources as OERs.


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SPARC > Open Education Fact Sheet

SPARC > List of OER Projects and Policies > Academic Libraries, Open Access Publishing, Open Textbooks

Articles and videos on open textbooks, library publishing initiatives and more
Curated by Robin Ashford > Open Educational Resources (OER)

Reuse – copy verbatim // Redistribute – share with others // Revise – adapt and edit // Remix – combine with others 
Curated by  Andreas Link 

OpenEd14: Achieving the Potential of Open > Washington, D.C. > November 19 -21 2014

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a massive, high quality open content infrastructure on top of which innovative people and organizations are building a new generation of educational models. Methodologically rigorous research is demonstrating that these OER-based models can be extremely effective in reducing the cost of education and improving student learning. Now that this foundation of content, practices, and research has been firmly established, the field is turning increasingly towards broadening the impact of this work.

Conference Themes

Keynote addresses and concurrent sessions at OpenEd14 will address the following themes:

  • exploiting the synergies between open education and parallel work in the open data, open access, open science, and open source software movements
  • models that support the broad adoption and use of open educational resources in primary, secondary, post-secondary, and informal education
  • connecting open educational resources to competency based education, prior learning assessment, and alternative pathways to credentials based on OER
  • measuring the impact of openness on the cost of education and student success metrics
  • libraries and OER
  • promoting and evaluating institutional and governmental open policies and strategies
  • designing and using new pedagogies that leverage the reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute potential of OER
  • democratizing the credentialing process with open badges
  • social learning with OER
  • improving the quality of research in open education
  • innovation at the bleeding edge of openness

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Open Educational Resources for Online Instructors Webinar > April 3 2014 > 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Come learn about Open Educational Resource (OER)!

  • Do your students pay a lot of money for textbooks?
  • Are you looking to utilize more engaging online content?
  • Do you want to put your own texts together?

All of this can be done through Open Educational Resources! Join us for an exciting look at OER, and hear from library experts and Continuing & Professional Education eLearning staff for a demonstration on using OER in online courses.

This session is geared towards online instructors.

Please RSVP by April 1st, 2014 at 5pm.
Note: This presentation is an online webinar. You will be able to log in up to 60 minutes prior to this event.

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