On this Library resources page, explore: how library resources fit into the OER landscape; how library resources can fill in the gaps as supplemental course resources; how to embed or link to library videos and articles within Canvas courses; how librarians are leading the way in OER; and browse e-book titles about OER and open pedagogy
How do library resources fit into the OER landscape?
Supplement with no-cost library resources in courses!
Licensed e-books, online magazines & journals, streaming media, and other online resources available through the TCC Library subscriptions are not considered OER. These resources are restricted to TCC students, faculty and staff, and they are already-licensed materials that do not allow for customization and re-use or redistribution the same way as OER. Although library online resources are not "open," they are available at no extra cost to students. Therefore:
Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as e-books and articles.
Contact your OER or liaison librarian to get started.
Jennifer Snoek-Brown, OER Faculty Librarian, 253.460.3936
These are videos about OER and library resources that OER librarian Jennifer Snoek-Brown has sent out to all TCC faculty and staff, as part of a recurring "OER + Your TCC Library" series of communications.
A short introduction video for Jennifer Snoek-Brown, OER librarian at TCC, including what an "OER librarian" actually does, resources for exploring OER on your own, and who and how to contact for OER support. Fall 2022, 5:16 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions and content shortcuts.
Are you wanting to freshen up the images in your Canvas course during the upcoming break or during summer quarter? Are you wanting to feature more inclusive images within your Canvas course? Then this video is for you! Spring/Summer 2023, 9:45 mins. Canvas Studio video with accessible captions.
Reviewing OER questions on recent faculty surveys of library support and services and faculty ratings of OER support and OER subject guides. Fall 2022, 6 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions and content shortcuts.
Spotlighting new additions to the OER faculty/staff guide, expansions to existing OER subject guides, and new OER subject guides for culturally responsive & inclusive pedagogy, community & public health, film studies, human services, information technology, nursing, and paralegal.
This video highlights major OER and Library tools in the new Canvas toolbar, including the Open Attribution Builder (OAB) tool and the Library's streaming video apps. Spring 2021, 8:33 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions and content shortcuts.
OER librarian Jennifer Snoek-Brown details how OER aligns with TCC's Strategic Plan, Core Themes, and related goals. Created for Accreditation visit, Winter 2021, 3:16 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions.
OER video that highlights openly licensed collections of inclusive images, as well as how to use and attribute images via the Flickr image tool in Canvas. Fall 2020, 15:25 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions and content shortcuts.
TCC Library launched OER subject guides in Fall 2019. This video provides a 1-year update about these OER subject guides and info about a survey to capture feedback about these guides, how to improve them, and additional OER subject guides we need to create. Fall 2020, 4:12 mins. Panopto video with accessible captions and content shortcuts.
This webinar from 2013, hosted by the Open Education Consortium, explores how libraries and librarians are involved in supporting open courses, OER, and helping develop open policies.
Full text of a range of academic journal articles and primary sources. TCC's collection includes: "Archival Journal / Primary Source Collections." Good coverage of history, sociology, anthropology, literature, and economics.
Social processes and policies that foster openness as an overriding value as evidenced in the growth of open source, open access and open education and their convergences that characterize global knowledge communities that transcend borders of the nation-state.
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