SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference- Practical OER: Transitioning from Theory to Implementation
The Open Campus of The University of the West Indies has a mandate to provide professional and tertiary level educational opportunities to Caribbean citizens living in distant locations throughout the English-Speaking Caribbean region, away from the three “landed campuses” of the university. Technology-enabled online education is thus featured. Open Access and Open Educational Resources are becoming critical media for delivery. The Division of Academic Programming and Delivery (APAD) along with Libraries and Information Services (OCLIS) have initiated a collaboration to procure, produce, review, collate and share OERs for teaching and learning. In the presentation, the Librarians will discuss the roles OCLIS plays in (1) advancing the adoption of OERs both in the context of course development and delivery and (2) creation of OER repositories, while highlighting their unique collaborations with Curriculum Development Specialists, Subject Matter Experts, the Multimedia Instructional Designer and the Production Manager.