Open Education Resources – Librarians, Leadership and Opportunity

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BC Campus is hosting an important OER event on Oct. 27 for librarians interested in Open Educational Resources. Come check it out!

Monday Oct 27, 2014, Noon – 4 pm
Douglas College, New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal Gathering Place, Room 4650

BCcampus is pleased to sponsor a half day of professional development opportunity for librarians interested in the open education movement and Open Education Resources (OER).  This day will introduce librarians to how open education is changing post secondary education, how librarians are involved in these changes, and the role of librarians as leaders in OER innovation.  Join us for presentations and discussions that highlight how librarians support open education and OER initiatives and the opportunities for future collaborations.

Lynda tutorials at SFU

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For those SFU staff and students looking to learn some new media software, the SFU library has made available full access to the online subscription of Lynda.com tutorials for 2013. You can connect through the libraries launch page, but will have to create a user ID to access these materials.

For our edmedia proteges, this means free access to online resources to learn Adobe suite, Final cut Pro, and many more. There are only a couple months left in this trial so get in there quick!

 

“SFU Library is delighted to announce that it has an expanded subscription for 2013 to lynda.com with an unlimited number of users .

I f you are unfamiliar with lynda.com , here is a brief description:
“Thousands of video tutorials from expert authors covering hundreds of titles such as Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Flash, Final Cut Pro, design principles, digital photography, print and web design, digital video, animation, creative inspiration, and much more.”

Here is a link to the lynda.com : http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/10456 .

Note : New users will need to create a profile the first time they use lynda.com . After that, they will be able to create their own playlists and organize courses.

Over the course of this year, SFU Library will be gathering data and feedback on lynda.com to help determine whether this is a resource of use to departments and units across SFU. At the moment, there is no guarantee that we’ll be able to continue subscribing to lynda.com after 2013.

If you have any feedback on lynda.com , please send it to lib-lynda@sfu.ca . “