Meeting Notes – 11 February 2014

Monday February 11th at 11 AM
(Scribe: Leva; Participants: Deb, Devin, Erin, Leva/ Regrets: Janis)

  • Frame of Reference Reviewed; Acknowledged that scope was a key item in our definition of OER and also focus audience on librarians and materials to help them which can be modified and used for faculty (Item #2)
  • Moving forward with “Outputs” #1 “Assessment Checklist” What makes a good OER? Scholarship/peer review process? Quality…and 4 Rs? – Erin lead on creating framework for this; Deb sending some research
  • Moving forward with #3- 5 subpages for content guides – Devin/ Erin scope out head
  • Suggested that we are getting many events and resources that could be shard out broadly to librarians – Need to think in mid to long term what may be used – Deb doing some research on Libguides; Leva on other & how supported
  • ACTION: Remind our group to look at Frame of Reference and also to post to wiki; Remind them of BC Open Textbook Summit in April
    • who’s going? Leva to check agenda to see what kind work can be accomplished at the meeting
    • Queue up the next meeting for March

Meeting Notes – 10 January 2014

Friday January 10th at 10 AM
(Scribe: Leva – 8 participants)

  • ideas and strategies for OER broad spectrum from targetted one pagers to Lib guides to issues on copyright and awareness/ed
  • need to address how we define OER before identify needs, how to address
  • important to keep discussions going and sharing
  • figure out what the gaps are together and fill those interstitutial spaces
  • Many questions being raised on textbooks (e.g. students coming to library as they can’t afford textbooks)
  • Students will need to know how to cite OER
  • how do libraries fit/or not into the question of copyright
  • “be an expert without being an expert”? – Access the expertise of this group!
  • If we need another method of communication let L.L know; options: listserv, online forums (WordPress), twitter group (could link to #BCOOEC?)
  • UBC ahead of the game – if we could somewhat of a unified voice on open and address sustainability; or a centralized space; leadership in this area?
  • Moocs or ideas of moocs are pushing change
  • ACTION: Working group of Janis, Leva & Erin to draft a frame of reference for this group that captures and benefits from the diverse expertise and interest of this group. See Frame of Reference Wiki page

Project Ideas – January 2014

OER Guides

Note: these are just some guiding questions. Please add to this list and or create new threads.

What is the current state of finding quality OER ?

  • Discoverability not easy
  • Find material through google searching appears easy but the content is not vetted for content type, quality, or use (e.g. Can the content be used in a MOOC or just for personal research, is the source a database or does it contain articles, is it update regularly, etc.)

What resources currently exist?