Open Access Week Event: LATN Fellowship: Exploring Inclusive Solutions in OER

Ash Barber, Support Librarian, University of South Australia Library.

DateMonday, 24 October, 2022
Time12pm-1pm (AEDT)
Key Resource List (.docx file)

Abstract: With an underrepresentation of diverse voices in traditionally published textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OER) provide an opportunity to address the problem of imbalance by opening authorship to marginalised groups – but how do we, as open educational practitioners, advocates and librarians, facilitate and engage in respectful collaborations to grow these powerful projects?

In this talk, Ash Barber discusses her Libraries of the Australian Technology Network (LATN) Fellowship tour of North America which explores this question and seeks practical guiding resources for adaptation and reuse by Australian librarians. Ash offers key insights gleaned so far as well as hints of the forthcoming online resource which will provide a place for Australian librarians to begin facilitating the creation of inclusive OER.

Ash Barber is a Support Librarian at the University of South Australia where, alongside teaching and research support, she passionately promotes and facilitates the integration of inclusive Open Educational Resources into pedagogical practice. Ash is the 2022 Libraries of the Australian Technology Network (LATN) Fellow through which she explores practical inclusive solutions in OER. She is also an active member of the CAUL OER Collective Community of Practice and the Australasian Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group (OEP-SIG) for which she co-curates the monthly Digest. You can find Ash on LinkedIn and on Twitter @AshTheLibrarian.

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