Incorporating Open Education Resources in the Library (PCI Webinar) Online
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Open educational resources (OER) are popular resources, due in part to their contribution to creating more affordable course materials. However, OER’s benefits extend beyond just affordability, and can be used to enhance opportunities for engagement with materials.
This presentation discusses the fundamental characteristics of OER and specifically how OER can be used for engagement and inclusivity. Additionally, the presenter will describe how libraries can incorporate OER to develop agency in library users, and also to provide opportunities for library users to contribute new knowledge to the digital ecosystem.
As a result of this program, attendees will gain the skills to:
- Name key characteristics of OER
- Describe how to use OER
- Develop ideas for incorporating OER into libraries
Lauren Hays ~Biography
Lauren Hays, Ph.D., MLS is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. In her current role, she teaches classes on research and educational technology.
Her professional interests include Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.
- Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event.
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