Session 03C | Changing the Narrative with Pre-Service Teachers: From Copyright Restrictions to Creative Commons Permissions & OER
This presentation follows an academic librarian/faculty member partnership, formed with the original intent to instruct teacher candidates about copyright restrictions in education, as it transformed into a project involving development of online materials to familiarize pre-service teachers with the availability of openly licensed digital instructional content and to introduce them to selection and usage processes. Multiple iterations of an online tutorial paired with facilitated instruction, a grant-funded OER module creation effort, a forced shift to 100% online instruction due to COVID-19, and a research project involving education program students, all played roles in this metamorphosis. By the conference dates, the presenters will have preliminary data to share from their study of pre-service teachers' awareness of, and attitudes toward, openly licensed content for instructional uses in the classroom. Additionally, session attendees will leave with a list of resources on OER use in P-12 education and in teacher education programs.