Location

King Library 255/257

Start Date

23-10-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

23-10-2015 3:00 PM

Description

This session will introduce CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), a pilot open access educational resource developed for faculty and librarians in higher education. Librarians at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) received a Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Project Initiatives Fund grant to create an online open access repository of user contributed research and information literacy assignments targeted to SCELC institutions. This session will cover the timeline of events during the first year of development, ending with a demo of the live online prototype. LMU faculty provided input on the characteristics of effective research assignments and the desired features in a searchable open access repository. The Cherry Hill Company was contracted to build and host a live prototype of the CORA website using Drupal, an open source content management platform . The current collection of research assignments will be extended and enriched by user contributed assignments, building a community of faculty and librarians sharing their knowledge of pedagogy, information literacy, research and writing within the landscape of higher education. All teaching resources contributed to this collection are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by other educators, allowing the assignments to be enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices. A live demo of CORA will highlight policies and procedures for acceptable use along with search capabilities, sample assignments, and teaching resources. CORA promotes and encourages the sharing of success and lessons learned so its entire community can benefit.

 
Oct 23rd, 2:30 PM Oct 23rd, 3:00 PM

Introducing “CORA,” the Community of Online Research Assignments Repository

King Library 255/257

This session will introduce CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), a pilot open access educational resource developed for faculty and librarians in higher education. Librarians at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) received a Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Project Initiatives Fund grant to create an online open access repository of user contributed research and information literacy assignments targeted to SCELC institutions. This session will cover the timeline of events during the first year of development, ending with a demo of the live online prototype. LMU faculty provided input on the characteristics of effective research assignments and the desired features in a searchable open access repository. The Cherry Hill Company was contracted to build and host a live prototype of the CORA website using Drupal, an open source content management platform . The current collection of research assignments will be extended and enriched by user contributed assignments, building a community of faculty and librarians sharing their knowledge of pedagogy, information literacy, research and writing within the landscape of higher education. All teaching resources contributed to this collection are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by other educators, allowing the assignments to be enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices. A live demo of CORA will highlight policies and procedures for acceptable use along with search capabilities, sample assignments, and teaching resources. CORA promotes and encourages the sharing of success and lessons learned so its entire community can benefit.