Panel on Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University
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Dr. Cindy Ives, Director of the Centre for Learning Design and Development (CLDD) at Athabasca University, discusses recent projects in the CLDD that have focused on open educational resources including initiatives to produce and share open educational resources, to use open resources in course materials, and to find and aggregate open materials for adaptation and inclusion in program development. Design principles underpinning the OER projects will be discussed and examples will be demonstrated. Dr. Lisa Carter, Interim Director of the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute, Tony Tin, Head of Digital Initiatives and Electronic Resources, and Colin Elliott, Digitization Co-ordinator discuss the Bibliography of the Athabasca River Basin (BARB), which is being developed as an open educational resource to aid in the study and dissemination of research done within the basin. This presentation will focus on the ways in which open educational resources will benefit the BARB project.