ZBW MediaTalk

by Birgit Fingerle

In the face of the COVID 19 pandemic, many libraries were forced to close and could only offer their services online. A cautious opening is currently taking place in many cases gradually. However, it could be useful to use the momentum of the crisis to systematically digitalise the library’s services now, where this has not yet happened. For what would otherwise happen if the buildings were to be closed again? And couldn’t libraries benefit anyway by further opening their services to online use? In the following text we provide some collections of recommendations.

Designing online learning opportunities

Offering Open Educational Resources

  • The digitisation of library services should also remind us to focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) once again. This compilation offers an overview of useful search strategies, contact points and potential activities: Open contents and tools – especially in view of the Corona crisis (German).
  • The OER Starter Kit Workbook is designed to help educators build the skills to find, use or create OERs: The OER Starter Kit Workbook.
  • The Open Education Handbook supports OER practice with information on the creation and development of OERs, helpful tools for the creation and remix of OERs and further more: OER Toolkit.
  • The Open Education Handbook supports OER practice with information on the creation and development of OERs, helpful tools for the creation and remix of OERs and further more: Open Education Handbook .
  • The Algonquin Colleges offer an extensive OER course. Topics range from best practices in finding to creating your own OER: OER for faculty.
  • Brochures to download, dealing with various OER and legal aspects for people who want to create OERs: Eight in one go: OER compact knowledge in brochures (German).
  • Open.Education supports teachers in implementing open education in their schools.
  • Exchange, networking and coaching for all those who want to create and share OERs themselves is offered free of charge by creatOERs.

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Birgit Fingerle ist Diplom-Ökonomin und beschäftigt sich in der ZBW unter anderem mit Innovationsmanagement, Open Innovation und Open Science. / Birgit Fingerle holds a diploma in economics and business administration and works at ZBW, among others, in the fields innovation management, open innovation and open science.

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