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

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Friday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
OER in the DR: The Disciplinary Repository as a Tool for Open Education

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Using CORE, the nonprofit open-access repository at the center of Humanities Commons, as a case study, this presentation looks at the potential role of the disciplinary repository in the promotion, discovery, and dissemination of open educational resources. A socially networked repository, CORE allows users who upload relevant materials to immediately notify their subdisciplinary communities of interest of the upload, and to add those materials to a community's library on Humanities Commons. How, this presentation asks, might a socially imbricated repository enhance the discoverability of open resources uploaded there? How does the existence of spaces to discuss the creation, adoption, and remixing of open educational resources on the same platform as the resources themselves aid that adoption and use? Finally, does the fact that these resources are located on the same system academics use to share their research and other scholarship enhance or detract from their discoverability and use?

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Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives, MLA / Humanities Commons
Humanities Commons, The Idealis, HuMetricsHSS

Friday October 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT