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In episode 12 of the Pedagogy Primer Podcast, Matthew Kochan, Public Service Supervisor for the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, joins us to take about Information Literacy, how it applies to student work, and how to do it effectively. He also discusses Open Education Resources, also known as OER’s, how they can be used in the classroom, and the advantages and disadvantages of OER’s over traditional text. We close this episode with a brief discussion on how the Library has helped students overcome some of the struggles that they may encounter while going to college.

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Works Cited

Colvard, Nicholas B., et al. “The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol. 30, no. 2, 2018, p. 15.

Redden, Molly. “7 in 10 Students Have Skipped Buying a Textbook Because of Its Cost, Survey Finds.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 Aug. 2011,

“Student Group Releases New Report on Textbook Prices.” Student PIRGs, 3 Feb. 2016,

“Trends in College Pricing 2019”. College Board, Nov. 2019, p. 36.

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Mr. Matthew Kochan

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Information Literacy LibGuide

Open Education Resources

OER Commons

Canisius College Databases

Canisius College Research Guides