On September 28, 2015, Boston Library Consortium (BLC) hosted the first Open Educational Resources Workshop “OER: the path to sustainable change ” at the Boston College Theology and Ministry Library. The keynote speaker was Dr. David Ernst from the University of Minnesota and founder of the Open Textbook Library. The statistical data shows that students who took the OER courses performed well in the advanced level courses.
Four librarians from the BLC libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Boston College, University of New Hampshire and The University of Connecticut shared their experiences in developing OER initiatives and programs on their campuses.
The video of the workshop is available from the following link:
After the presentation, there was a brainstorming discussion on how BLC can support these initiatives going forward.
The BLC is considering joining the Open Textbook Library network. More information coming soon, stay tuned.