OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 11:30am - 11:55am
Leaning into learning design: a Librarian's Guide to New Pedagogy

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Librarians are integral change agents in education, particularly higher education. From being gatekeepers to what is in the library to the adoption of new methods of research. When it comes to Open Educational Resources, emerging research (Bueno-de-la-Fuente, Robertson, & Boon, 2012; Jensen & West, 2015) illustrate the centrality of libraries and librarian. In other words, in academia, if OER is to continue to grow, the role of the library and librarians will continue to hold significant value. Responding to diverse sets of stakeholders, librarians are challenged with teaching about teaching and instruction on instruction (Detlefsen EG, 2012). Well prepared to navigate the needs of these user groups, OER librarians require specific instruction for the specialized world of open educational resources.

In keeping with the theme of the conference (Sharing, Gratitude, and Hope), we propose to share a librarian guide to new pedagogy developed with the goal of advancing OER in the academy. The goal for this undertaking was to provide a practical guide for librarians as they traverse the landscape of open educational resources for pedagogical optimization. We aim to "share because we are grateful for what others have shared with us" in developing this guide "and we share because we hope to help to others" interested in engaging in similar projects.

Pedagogical experts agree that the communication of Learners has changes that have yet to be unveiled. Using the concept of WEB DuBois, the veil of the learner foreshadows the learning that is taking place. This presentation will identify the evolution of pedagogies with a brief history then focus on the current strategies of the learning design field. The librarians role in promoting access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks is limited only by their agency, the goal of the guide is to empower academic librarians to navigate the emerging field of OER.


Tutaleni I. Asino

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am PDT