May 21, 2020

Free Webinar: Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resources

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

Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 1 p.m. ET

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)’s Open Education Working Group (OEWG) invites you to this webinar, which follows up on our earlier Community Call on OER Findability Issues by offering practical tips on how to ensure maximum visibility for open educational resources.

Unlike traditional publishing models, where marketing and promotion are completed for authors, engaging in open education activities requires some effort from practitioners in getting the word out there about their resources. This session will introduce you to workflows for making your resource discoverable, collecting impact data, and marketing and promotion processes to showcase the reach of your resources.

This session will cover:

  • Identifying how resource formats and accessibility impact openness
  • Developing a plan for sharing open educational resources
  • Developing a plan for gathering data to show impact of your open educational resource
  • Identify marketing and promotion processes for releasing your open educational resource

Erin Fields is a librarian focusing on open education supports at the University of British Columbia. Erin is currently the Open Education Visiting Program Officer for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). She is the recipient of the 2018 Award of Excellence in Open Education and the Open Education Research & Advocacy Fellowship with BCcampus. Erin was also one of the 2019 UBC Open Educational Resource Champion recipients, a recognition from the UBC Vancouver Alma Mater Society, the VP Academic and Provost, and UBC Library.