The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Faculty and instructor perceptions of open educational resources in engineering
Anderson, Talea · Gaines, Annie · Leachman, Chelsea · Williamson, Evan Peter

PublishedOctober 2017
JournalThe Reference Librarian
Volume 58, Issue 4, Pages 257-277
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
As open education initiatives aiming to lower the cost of course materials appeared at two universities, librarians became involved in identifying open educational resources (OERs) for university courses. However, when considering a number of subject areas—particularly in colleges focused on upper-division instruction—librarians encountered problems related to the availability of resources and materials selection processes. For this project, librarians selected one prominent subject area at their respective institutions—engineering—and worked to identify best practices for introducing OERs into courses. They surveyed engineering faculty and instructors to better understand their perceptions and needs related to OERs and, based on this work, they suggest best practices for liaison librarians in specialized fields who wish to incorporate OERs into their outreach work with a focus on upper-division courses.

Keywords embedded librarianship · engineering librarianship · Open Educational Resources

ISSN1541-1117
RefereedYes
RightsPublished with license by Taylor & Francis.© Talea Anderson, Annie Gaines, Chelsea Leachman, and Evan Peter Williamson This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
DOI10.1080/02763877.2017.1355768
Other informationThe Reference Librarian
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
Faculty and Instructor Perceptions of Open Educational Resources in Engineering.pdf · 2.3MB7 downloads



Viewed by 11 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Strategies for supporting OER adoption through faculty and instructor use of a federated search tool
Anderson, Talea; Leachman, Chelsea
INTRODUCTION Open educational resources (OER) are gaining traction in higher education and becoming accepted by academics as a viable means for delivering course content. However, these resources can be difficult to ...
Match: Anderson, Talea; Leachman, Chelsea; Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

Collaborating with students to find and evaluate open educational resources in engineering
Evelyn, Sarah E.; Kromer, John
Librarians are experts at finding resources, but often need the input of subject matter experts to identify “good” study materials. Librarians worked with faculty and students in Introduction to Engineering, an ...
Match: engineering; United States; North America

Enhancing teaching and learning: Libraries and open educational resources in the classroom
Davis, Erin; Cochran, Dory; Fagerheim, Britt; Thoms, Becky
Academic libraries continually adjust services to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in higher education. In response to the broken textbook market, libraries are becoming actively involved in the open educational ...
Match: Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

Federal leaders push for open license educational resources
Lestch, Corinne
Obama administration officials pushed for more online educational content to be licensed for free and made available to the public at an event Wednesday at the New America Foundation.
Match: Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

A critical take on OER practices: Interrogating commercialization, colonialism, and content
Crissinger, Sarah
Both Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) are becoming more central to many librarians’ work and the core mission of librarianship, in part because of the perceived relationship between openness and ...
Match: Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

To infinity and beyond: Reducing textbook costs through librarian/faculty collaborations
Avila, Sandra; Wray, Christina C.
As subject and distance learning librarians, we have a special interest in supporting our faculty and their needs as they explore alternative and more affordable textbook options for their students. In an increasingly ...
Match: Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

Teaching with OER during pandemics and beyond
Van Allen, Jennifer; Katz, Stacy
Purpose Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials openly licensed so that others may retain, reuse, revise, remix or redistribute (the 5Rs) these materials. This paper aims to raise awareness of OER by ...
Match: United States; North America

Edtech developers to create open educational resources
Lestch, Corinne
Ten content developers will compete to create prototype open educational resources, which are openly-licensed lesson plans and materials that can be used and modified by teachers.
Match: Open Educational Resources; United States; North America

A University Program for Faculty-Librarian OER Partnerships: An Activity Systems Analysis
Yao, Zhongrui
The study examines how faculty-librarian partnerships function to support adopting or developing open educational resources for higher education classes. The courses in this study come from four disciplines (Psychology, ...
Match: United States; North America

The Impact of OER Initiatives on Faculty Selection of Classroom Materials
Spilovoy, Tanya; Seaman, Jeff; Ralph, Nate
The adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) is on the rise, driven in part by increasing awareness of OER. But while faculty and institutions have shown increasing awareness and acceptance of OER, many remain ...
Match: United States; North America