Open education resources and the liberal arts: this season’s research initiative
It has several parts:
- A survey: we’re asking campus leaders about how their institutions are using OER, as well as for their reflections on the movement. Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from the NITLE Network are our first targets.
- Interviews: we are having conversations with people involved in interesting OER projects.
- A white paper: to be presented to the April NITLE Summit.
- Social bookmarks: we are continuing to add resources to this Diigo group.
…and ongoing conversations all over the place, from social media to email to in-person.
Defining open education is famously tricky, so we’ve adopted a broad approach. We’re looking for both producing and consuming digital resources intended for open use, along with: open source learning management systems (Moodle, Sakai, Segue); open courses (such as MOOCs); and student creation of open content.