Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Best Practices for Driving Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER)
Ashley J Morrison

Last modified: 2017-03-23


Over the course of a semester, I identified instructors at the University of Texas at Austin currently building or utilizing open educational resources (OER) as course materials. I interviewed those instructors to learn more about their use of OER and identified and documented best practices, which were distributed to subject librarians, to share with instructors in their departments. Outside of the interview process, I conducted research on the role that librarians in other higher education institutions have in driving adoption of OER. The ultimate objective of this initiative is to help drive adoption of OER and other open access materials at UT in the long term.

In my poster session, I will share with attendees the strategy I used to get useful interviews from faculty members, key insights and recommendations from my conversations and research, and a link to a completed LibGuide aimed at instructors linking to available OER and tips. I expect that my presentation will be relevant to any academic librarian interested in digital scholarship, scholarly communications, or open access.


open access; open educational resources; academic libraries; faculty collaboration