Open Reuse / Remix / Adaptation Award


Red Bibliotecas Universitarias Españolas (Spain)

The reasons that inspired us for this nomination are several:

Firstly, because it is an example of an Open Educational Resource (OER) that deals with OER: a toolkit aimed at teachers and librarians to explain how to create, use, reuse, share and implement OER into teaching and learning. 

Second, because it is an example of reuse. It is an adaptation of the original OER Toolkit created by the Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). It is shared with the same license as the originating resource, CC-BY-NC. At the same time, it has been reused to generate new OER toolkits.

Third, because it is an OER co-created collaboratively between the libraries from REBIUN (the Spanish network of Universities Libraries), from a specific action dedicated to OER in the REBIUN repositories’ working group. It is made with contributions from different colleagues, who curated the resources in a very professional way and who also enjoyed doing it.

Another reason is because it is an OER in Spanish, since most of the OER are in English we found this especially important and useful for the Spanish-speaking community. In this sense, it is aligned with the OER UNESCO Recommendation of encouraging inclusive, equitable and multilingual resources. 

And last but not least…because our kit de REA has had a great acceptance and impact in the Spanish and Latin American educational environment, among teachers, librarians and other stakeholders. It has been disseminated in several courses, webinars, and conferences, as well as institutional websites, blogs from universities, social media, etc. We have received significant interest, various questions and demonstrations of gratitude. Some users have recognized that the Kit of REA has been useful for creating and using OER. That is the best result and the real success!

About Open Reuse / Remix / Adaptation Award

An outstanding example of OER reuse, remix or adaptation. This may include examples of significant iterative improvements of resources including translation and localization.