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Open Educational Resources: An Opportunity to Enhance Student Success: Library Collaboration

Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute: The Four Pillars toward course completion, improved grades, increased credit load, and overall student success. How the library can assist faculty in achieving these goals effectively and efficiently.

Library Collaboration

Librarian OER Marketing and Promotion Activities

Here is a list of potential librarian activities to achieve the goal of OER adoption/adaption:

  • influencing the creation of OER on campus
  • making assessments of resource credibility
  • establishing peer review blogs, forums, webinars, YouTube videos
  • marketing campus developed OER to other national/international faculty
  • advising faculty on copyright and OER copyright licenses
  • illustrating what other community and four-year institutions have achieved to our own faculty
  • establishing communication links between TMCC faculty and peer faculty across institutions who use OER
  • finding additional materials for adoption and adaption
  •  keeping up to date in national success stories in order to keep the strategies and resource flow current.
  • maintaining a monthly or bi-weekly email academic program specific posting of who is achieving what in academia in regard to OER and what the achieved outcomes are
  • getting involved with Creative Commons, open source publishers, The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
  • establishing a central clearinghouse for credible OER resources