Open Educational Resources (OERs):
How Chemistry Converted to Open
& You Can Too!
Friday, April 27, noon
Elihu Burritt Library
3rd Floor – Center for Teaching & Faculty Development Classroom (#316) Lunch will be provided!
Positive Reactions: An OERs Learning Community Group Lunch Discussion
Join Professors Barry Westcott & Sourav Chakraborty who will be discussing their deployment of OpenStax textbooks for Chemistry! Learn from their experience of converting to openly licensed (low to no cost) curricular materials. Are you exploring, trying to figure out where to go with your courses, what’s possible, and what challenges you might run into? This is your chance to ask colleagues who have already been through the process!
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development through the Open Educational Resources (OERs) Learning Community Group, coordinated by Digital Resources Librarian, Sharon Clapp, email@example.com (860-832-2059).
What’s happening with Open Educational Resources initiatives in Connecticut? Have an informal discussion with Kevin Corcoran this afternoon at 3pm at the CTFD classroom on the 3rd floor of the Elihu Burritt Library. Join us and bring your questions.
The CCSU Library is seeking volunteers for a usability test of its online “CentralSearch” tool. This is a study of the ease-of-use of the library’s primary “catalog” / “search engine”. Participants sign up for a 15-20 minute session during which they conduct searches using “CentralSearch” to answer several questions and explain their thoughts and feelings about the product while they use it. The test sessions will be conducted at the library.
The results of this work will be used as feedback for the CSCU
consortial library system to optimize the interface and/or report to the system’s vendor about issues that are found by our students.
We will offer “gift bags” for our test participants as a token of our gratitude for their time and willingness to help us improve our online offerings!
In this issue, you’ll learn about Burritt Library’s EXCITE-ing new project, experience the “Best of Italy,” and relive the opening reception for our World War I exhibit, “Cross-Culture Courage: Connecticut’s Response to WWI.”