Selecting the right course resources

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 | SIMON HART | No Comments

Following the successful project to produce an open text book and document the process members of the Open Minds Group have developed a useful guide to selecting open course resources.

Refer: A Guide to selecting the right course resources

This guide outlines activities for selecting, compiling and maintaining peer reviewed content that will provide benefits to both students and the institution.

This is a timely release during Open Access week, and as academic staff reflect upon their teaching and student success during the past year. This guide will prove to be useful for teachers as they re-evaluate the learning resources that are recommended to students and for those preparing new courses.

The guide is a adaption of a worksheet developed by Dr. Judy Baker, Director of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, and it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Open Access Week Events, 20-24 October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | Richard White | No Comments

Otago is hosting two Open Access Week events. Join us either on location or from around the country (links below). Twitter hashtag for all the week’s events across the country is #NZOAWeek2014

Whither and thither OA? Taking the bearings of open access journal publishing
Come along to hear where OA scholarly publishing currently stands and where it might be headed.
Melanie Remy, Justin Farquhar, Christy Ballard
12 – 1pm Monday 20 October
In person: Library Cen 3, Information Services Building
Online: (see help for using Connect)

The Media Text Hack & Open Educational Resources
Does your text book meet your needs? Find a new one that’s open and free to adapt. Better yet: write your own new text in a weekend!
Simon Hart, Sarah Gallagher, Richard White
Library Cen 3, Information Services Building
In person: 12 – 1pm Thursday 23 October
Online: (see help for using Connect)

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