Community Call on OER Findability Issues

[Update: A recording from this session is available here. Slides are available here.]

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)’s Open Education Working Group (OEWG) invites the Canadian open education community to join us in discussing findability issues when searching for and locating OER. In conversations among OEWG members, and during the January 2020 Open Education Leadership Essentials workshop, this question (as well as concerns about underlying metadata and aggregation thereof by larger databases) was a topic that came up frequently.

Whether you are a librarian, educator, or teaching and learning specialist, we hope you will join us and describe your experiences and thoughts regarding the OER searching experience.

In addition, if you produce or support the creation or deposit of OER into repositories, we hope you will share your thoughts with us regarding the use of metadata standards when describing OER, as well as the aggregation or harvesting of this metadata by search tools and databases.

This discussion will be led by Ali Versluis (Open Educational Resources Librarian, University of Guelph) and Lise Brin (Program Officer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries).