Université Paris Nanterre - ReiSO /MESRI
Cécile Swiatek is Director of the library of the University of Paris Nanterre, France. She is interested in accessible knowledge, information skills, pedagogy and digital innovation in higher education. Member of the Executive Board of the European league of research libraries (libereurope.eu) and SPARCEurope, former Secretary General of the French academic libraries association ADBU (adbu.fr, 2016-2021), she takes a curious and critical look at Open Education issues through her work at SPARCEurope, OERGlobal Francophone and with the UNESCO. From 2020 to 2022, she participated in the French EDUCAUSE delegation. Since 2021, she has been mandated as a permanent national expert on Open Educational Resources (OER) in the French International Open Science Network (ReiSo) for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).
Educational resources diversity and openness, a key to educational success in the open science ecosystem
Educational resources are part of the academic production and offer a wide possibility for enhancing knowledge openness. They are considered by UNESCO as a component of the open science ecosystem, and enter the field of the European Education Area that is aiming at “removing barriers to learning and improving access to quality education for all”.
Setting up a policy and determining a strategy for digitising and opening up educational resources can be used as a driver for leading your institution and network towards augmented pedagogy and resource sharing. How can institutions and their libraries build momentum in the field of open educational resources? What are the key points and basic skills needed for entering the way towards a successful project? What are the benefits (and pitfalls) to be expected ? This presentation offers an insight and provides some guidelines on how to make first steps in OERs in order to build an open educational resources strategy, and develop sustainable partnerships with stakeholders already active with open educational resources