As librarians who teach information literacy, we all spend a considerable amount of time developing our learning resources. As a profession, we are brilliant at sharing good practice with others and learning from our colleagues when preparing teaching sessions. But have you ever considered getting inspiration from, or using outright, other teachers’ materials? Open educational resources (OERs) are a great way to see a wide range of different learning resources and to re-use or even re-purpose the content. If you want to share your resources, you can use Creative Commons licences to easily give permission to others.
Open Practice survey:
How do you use OERs? The Association of Learning Technology Open Education Special Interest Group (ALT OE SIG) are keen to find out, and are conducting a survey that is open until July 15th.
As you may know, Jisc is set to retire the Jorum service in September 2016. The ALT OE SIG recently hosted a webinar at which Siobhan Burke, the OER Service Manager for Jisc, gave an overview of what the changes will mean. The Jorum service will be replaced, and Siobhan talks about the work that has been going on to prepare for the transition.
The Jorum team have been doing a lot of work to weed the collections in the repository. This is in order to make sure that OERs that are good quality will be migrated across to the new service. Items in the repository are being clearly labelled at the moment, and owners of content are being contacted where possible to let them know if their materials are not being migrated.
With this change, there is an opportunity to assess practice and the use of services such as Jorum. The ALT OE SIG are keen to survey practitioners to be able to advise ALT of the impacts of the Jorum changes. The ALT OE SIG have drafted a short survey to ask for opinions.
The survey is open until Friday, July 15th. The group would really welcome your views and information on your use of OERs in your practice.