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What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education
Carmen Kazakoff-Lane / Extension Librarian / Brandon University John E. Robbins Library / Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
In 2009, librarians started waking up to an emerging open education movement. It began in earnest with a 2009 ACRL/SPARC forum at an ALA Midwinter Meeting, where advocates for Open Educational Resources (OERs) spoke about OERs and the roles libraries could play in supporting them (SPARC & ACRL, 2009). It was further advanced as an important professional issue with the emergence into popular consciousness of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in 2011. Thus, in the last few years, open education has become an important topic in the professional...