Open UBC Week: The Future? Open Online Courses and the Library

Open UBC Week: The Future? Open Online Courses and the Library

Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 22, 11:00am – 11:50am

Location: Room 302, Dodson Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Description: Open access to research has become a core goal of academic libraries. The growth of open access initiatives, such as digital repositories, supports a very democratic notion of openly accessible publicly funded research. However, transitioning the support of open access initiatives to courses (e.g. LOOCs, MOOCs, e.g.) has been received with mixed views by librarians. Using current examples of courses at UBC, this session will explore open online courses and the future of library practice in these environments. This session will draw on participants ideas and opinions to further develop the dialogue on this issue.

Speaker Bio:

Erin Fields is the Teaching and Learning Librarian at UBC Library with a focus on flexible learning environments. Her current work involves collaborating on a TLEF funded open online course and supporting the flexible learning initiative at UBC.

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