News: open educational resources
The University Library will be showcasing how we can partner with teaching academics to co-design bespoke learning solutions for students, at the Festival of Learning and Teaching.
How might we make higher education more equitable and accessible for a growing and diverse student population?
As part of the University Library’s Open Textbook Pilot, the Library is seeking to understand how the student experience of studying at the University of Adelaide is affected by the assignment of textbooks and other course material. We are asking for current University of Adelaide students to give feedback, reflections, and opinions on how they engage with textbooks and course readings during their degree.
Open Access Week 2023 (24 October to 27 October) is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. This year’s central theme is Community over Commercialisation.
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.
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.
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.
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.