American Univesity of Beirut

Open Educational Resources University Libraries
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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that are in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
(UNESCO https://en.unesco.org/themes/building-knowledge-societies/oer)​​

OER Initiative at AUB?

​The Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative was initiated by the AUB libraries, after having had Open Educational Resources on its agenda for a while.

During this year, 2021, we formed a team of 5 members, including two faculty members, one of whom is representing the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), an instructional designer, as well as two librarians to participate in the one-year-long institute on OER by the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

The institute is an opportunity for AUB to design a campus transformation strategy to accelerate campus OER plans for large scale engagement and adoption. All interested AUB community members are welcome to join our team, ask questions and/or share suggestions.

Our tentative plan can be found here​.

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​​​Team Lead:
Dalal Rahme, MLIS, Data Services Librarian
dalal.rahme@aub.edu.lb   -   ext.2958

Team Members:
Amal Bou Zeineddine, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
bouzein@aub.edu.lb   -   ext.3065

Catherine Grace Schenck,  MHS
cs70@aub.edu.lb   -   ext. 4562

Joyce Aways, MLIS, Research and Instruction Services Librarian
ja48@aub.edu.lb   -   ext. 2164

Rana Al Ghazzi, Senior Instructional Designer
ra226@aub.edu.lb


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