Innovation opportunities for academic libraries to support teaching through open education: A case study at TU Delft, the Netherlands

Michiel de Jong, Michiel Munnik, Nicole Will

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    Abstract

    Opportunities are presented for academic libraries to enrich their products and services through facilitating open education in higher education, in an overview of good practices. A case study of open textbook publishing was performed at TU Delft to study how these products and services could stimulate educators to adopt open education. A simplified user acceptance model of innovation was developed and applied to the case study, to study the educator’s mind-set before and after they published an open textbook with the support of the TU Delft Library. Using the insights that were gained from the case study and from good practices of other university libraries, recommendations are presented for professionalizing products and services by academic libraries to facilitate the adoption of open education into the educational practice and to develop institutional policies and regulations that support educators with these practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages24
    JournalNew Review of Academic Librarianship
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 May 2019

    Keywords

    • open education
    • OER
    • open textbook
    • user acceptance model
    • library innovation

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