Presentation Title

Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy: Affordable Learning for Students

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The information library environment lends itself well to the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). This presentation will discuss the use of OER in the information literacy classroom, session, and learning settings. The presenter will provide an overview of OER, its use, variety, benefits, and challenges. Pedagogical best practices and student learning outcomes will be discussed, as will theory of OER and its benefits for students, librarians, and educators

Open Educational Resources are available in a variety of formats, with numerous methods of delivery, use, and reuse. The academic environment often provides information literacy instruction, with information literacy a noted learning outcome in many schools and universities. The combination of OER and the information literacy curriculum is beneficial and the presentation will outline many examples and resources for OER in the information literacy environment. Group discussion, questions, and answers are part of the presentation, where all participants may learn from experiences and knowledge in the room.

Ru Story Huffman has received four Textbook Transformation Grants from Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) to provide free and/or low cost materials for students. She is the Georgia Southwestern State University Library Coordinator for ALG, and presented this presentation at the Kentucky Library Association. In April, she was the ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section speaker for the Spring Webinar Workshop, where her topic was OER in the Information Literacy Classroom.

Presentation Description

Open Educational Resources (OER) are a natural accompaniment to the information literacy curriculum. OER provides free and/or low cost materials to students to keep education costs as low as possible. This presentation will discuss benefits, challenges, pedagogy, and best practices for using OER in the information literacy environment. Examples, resources, and discussion are an important part of the presentation. The presenter has used OER in the information literacy curriculum for nearly 8 years.

Keywords

Information Literacy, Open Education Resources (OER), Information Literacy Curriculum, Information Literacy Pedagogy, Information Literacy Methodology, OER Resources

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 10:25 AM Sep 28th, 10:45 AM

Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy: Affordable Learning for Students

Room 210

The information library environment lends itself well to the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). This presentation will discuss the use of OER in the information literacy classroom, session, and learning settings. The presenter will provide an overview of OER, its use, variety, benefits, and challenges. Pedagogical best practices and student learning outcomes will be discussed, as will theory of OER and its benefits for students, librarians, and educators

Open Educational Resources are available in a variety of formats, with numerous methods of delivery, use, and reuse. The academic environment often provides information literacy instruction, with information literacy a noted learning outcome in many schools and universities. The combination of OER and the information literacy curriculum is beneficial and the presentation will outline many examples and resources for OER in the information literacy environment. Group discussion, questions, and answers are part of the presentation, where all participants may learn from experiences and knowledge in the room.

Ru Story Huffman has received four Textbook Transformation Grants from Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) to provide free and/or low cost materials for students. She is the Georgia Southwestern State University Library Coordinator for ALG, and presented this presentation at the Kentucky Library Association. In April, she was the ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section speaker for the Spring Webinar Workshop, where her topic was OER in the Information Literacy Classroom.