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Higher Education and Teaching
Instructional Media Design
Library and Information Science
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AbstractType of presentation: Full Session ABSTRACT In 2012, at the World Open Educational Resources Congress in Paris, UNESCO declared that governments within their powers should develop strategies and policies that promote open educational resources (OER) as an avenue toward the universal right of equity of access to education. Though OER has increased exponentially in availability since that time, there remain confounding factors that act as barriers to OER adoption, such as ease of discovery, ease of adaptability and re-use, and uncertainty regarding quality and sustainability. Numerous studies have examined these barriers, and these studies should be of concern to librarians who support OER use. This session will provide an overview of findings from the literature on barriers and possible solutions to OER adoption. The goal is to improve librarians’ understanding of these barriers, which may impede their role as OER advocates.