Choosing resources for your unit
Here are some things to consider when choosing or updating teaching resources for your unit reading lists.
- Would you like to explore digital rather than physical copies for your teaching?
- Finding relevant electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and open education resources is a speciality of your Librarian.
- Would you like to increase equitable learning for your students?
- Note that print resources can have equity issues, such as cost and concurrent use.
- Consider open education resources.
- Do you have an online, open book exam where many your students require concurrent access to a resource?
- Consider electronic versions which can improve access.
- Do you need the latest information or a historical perspective?
- Your Librarian can help you find recent research, latest editions, key texts and primary sources.
- Do you have a range of resources? This is a great way to represent different perspectives, evidence sets, formats and mediums.
- You can work with your Librarian to explore resources with different viewpoints.
- Consider different mediums such as plans, maps, statistics, images, videos, reports, data, newspapers, websites.
- Would you like to create a CloudDeakin embedded digital reading list (Talis)?
- Explore these Talis instructions for academics to get started and get in touch with your Librarian if you need additional guidance.
- Do you have an extensive reading list?
- Ask your Librarian how to flag the importance of the readings (prescribed, recommended or further reading) to guide your students.
- Do you need a certain section of a print resource?
- The library can digitise 10% or one chapter, just speak to your Librarian.
- Do you have PDFs of resources uploaded in your unit site?
- Link to resources rather than using a copy.
- Chat to your Librarian about alternative options that are copyright friendly
- Have you considered copyright limits in your teaching material?
- The library has copyright experts who can assist you.
- More information is available on the Copyright in Teaching site
Remember your Librarian can provide you with advice and assistance for your resourcing and access needs.