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February 2020

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  • Open to What? A Critical Evaluation of OER Efficacy Studies

    2020–02–19 | No comments
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    In Brief This selective literature review evaluates open educational resources (OER) efficacy studies through the lens of critical pedagogy. OER have radical potential as transformative tools for critical pedagogy or they can serve as a cost-free version of the status quo, inclined toward propagating austerity. This review analyzes studies published since 2008 with regard to…

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  • Teaching with Care: A Relational Approach to Individual Research Consultations

    2020–02–05 | 1 comment
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    In Brief Although single-session instruction makes it difficult for librarians to build deep relationships with the students they teach, individual research consultations offer great opportunities for these connections to occur. Transformational learning and teaching begins with positive, reciprocal student-teacher relationships. Unfortunately, these interactions are often tainted by the hierarchical power structures that keep students from…

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