On March 21st, Langara kicked off Open Education Week 2017 with a visit from renowned open education researcher and advocate Dr. Robin DeRosa.
Entitled Beyond OER: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education, Robin’s keynote presentation focused on three key questions:
- How can we make college more affordable?
- How can we improve learning?
- How can we maximize the impact of our research?.
The live stream, generously provided by EdTech and IT, drew close to 40 online attendees from Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Need to make sure your students are ready for research this term? Consider booking library instruction for your classes! This summer, we are piloting a re-vitalized Introduction to Research tutorial. If you would like your class to be in the pilot for a new, more interactive tutorial, please let your subject librarian know.
Your subject librarian can help your students obtain vital information literacy skills from basic research to subject-specific strategies. In-person classes and online assignment guides can be catered specifically to your assignments and give your students a leg up on their research. For general skills, we also offer three online tutorials.
In 2016, the summer and fall semesters morphed so quickly into one-another we didn’t have an opportunity to pause before now. Below are:
Library Services Report: Summer and Fall 2016 – reports on our record-setting semesters and new initiatives.
Learning Commons Report: Summer and Fall 2016 – includes update on fall 2016 student surveys and reports from Tutoring services, Write-Away, and upcoming priorities