News: open educational resources
Open Education Week
It’s time to learn about open education! Running between 6 - 10 March 2023 and organised by Open Education Global (OEGlobal), Open Education Week is an opportunity to learn all about open educational resources (OERs).
Open Educational Resources: Enabling Equitable Education
Do you want to find out more about Open Educational Resources? The University Library recently hosted a webinar and panel discussion about open educational resources (OERs) as part of International Open Access Week, launching a series of new support guides and services to help teaching academics find, use, and create open resources.
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Why you should consider Open Educational Resources
To coincide with this years International Open Access Week, the Library is shining a light on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at a free, not-to-be missed webinar on Thursday 27 October that will discuss the benefits and challenges of using OERs in your teaching.
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The challenge of eBooks: more access, less cost. Can it be done?
Are your students telling you they’re unable to access their textbook online? Have you recently reviewed the online books you use in your teaching? Do you know about access restrictions? Understanding and navigating these restrictions when selecting online textbooks and course materials can be difficult. Traditional publishing models often leave us with limited options, but there are ways you can help us move towards using textbooks that provide more equitable access.
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Can you trust open resources?
Not all open access resources are equal. But the same can be said of traditionally-published resources.
Using open resources in teaching
The University Library recently signed on to a national program coordinated by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) aimed at increasing the use of equitable resources in teaching across Australia.
New Open Educational Resources guide
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free online materials which can be used in teaching with no cost to staff, students, or the University! This makes them perfect for online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed a new guide to help you find OERs.