More Than a Seat at the Table: Including Students as Peers

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Although students interact with course materials constantly, there is no guarantee that they will understand the benefits of different types (e.g. traditional textbooks, ebooks, openly-licensed content) of course materials or where they come from. Many also do not know what open educational resources (OER) are in the first place. This lack of understanding is magnified in a world of digital access, where the majority of course materials are integrated into learning management systems. Increasing the student awareness of the availability and spectrum of course materials is an important part of the work of everyone in higher education but especially academic librarians. However, if this work is done without the student’s voice then we are missing the chance to introduce key partners who can advocate on their own behalf.

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