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Oct 30: OER and Open Textbook Adoption and Sustainability

October 15, 2013

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) Free the Textbookon Wed, Oct 30, noon Pacific, 3:00 pm EST for a webinar on how three statewide projects have established open education portals to expand student access and foster faculty innovation.  Leaders from California, Florida, and the province of British Columbia will share successful strategies and challenges to the continued growth and adoption of their OER and open textbook collections.

  • Gerry Hanley, Senior Director of Academic Technologies, California State University Office of the Chancellor and Executive Director, MERLOT will share the Affordable Learning Solutions project established in 2010 that supports students and faculty in their choices of high-quality, low-cost instructional materials.
  • Robin Donaldson Assistant Director, Instructional Resources & Support, Distance Learning & Student Services, Florida Virtual Campus will share statewide efforts to promote open and affordable learning materials through the Orange Grove repository and Open Access Textbook project.  This will include their annual faculty and student surveys on digital resources entering its fourth year.
  • Clint LaLonde Manager, Curriculum Services and Applied Research at BCcampus will share strategies and progress made on the British Columbia 40 Open Textbook project announced fall 2012.  The project is growing a collection of peer-reviewed open textbooks to be adopting in the highest enrolled post-secondary courses.

Participant Login Information:

No pre-registration is necessary. Please click on link below on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

http://www.cccconfer.org/MyConfer/GoToMeetingAnonymousely.aspx?MeetingSeriesID=8b8ded5e-5312-4307-a347-2a506bed2680

PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING, IT IS RECOMMENDED:
Test Your Computer Readiness
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Telephone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537, 1554 or 1542
Email: clientservices@cccconfer.org

If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
1-888-886-3951 (passcode: 999848)

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
unatdaly@ocwonconsortium.org

(888) 886-3951 999848

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