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April 8 webinar: OER Authoring and Delivery Platforms

March 26, 2015

The growing adoption of open educational resources (OER) has identified the need for easy-to-use authoring platforms for the development and delivery of openly licensed digital content. Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar on authoring platforms that support faculty authoring and adaption of open educational resources and institutional delivery of these resources.

Our speakers will share platforms used by faculty to develop open textbooks and also a delivery platform for making openly licensed digital content easily accessible for faculty and students.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 8
  • Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

  • Clint Lalonde, Open Education Manager, BCcampus
  • Judy Einstein, VP Business Development and Etienne Pelaprat, User Experience Researcher, Courseload Inc.

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Posted by: Una Daly, Director of Curriculum Design & College Outreach, OEC Consortium, email: unatdaly@oeconsortium.org

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Open Education Week (March 9-13) At a Glance

March 6, 2015

The 4th annual Open Education Week gets underway on Monday, March 9 with the theme The World Wants to Learn.  Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.  Open Education Week highlights open education efforts from around the world and provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, policy makers and learners to gain a greater understanding of open educational practices and impacts.

In addition to the many project showcases, informational videos and other resources, there is an amazing array of live webinars and local events.   Most webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing so no need to miss any of these events but just a quick reminder of CCCOER sponsored or relevant events broadcast during North American business hours.  Have a wonderful week and hope to see you online!

Date/Time Live Event Topic
Mon, 12 PST, 3 EST Sustainability Strategies for OER
Tues, 10 PST, 1EST Open MOOCs with Tufts University and Scottsdale Community College
Wed, 10 PST, 1 EST The Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree with Hewlett, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tidewater Community College.
Wed 1:30 PST, 4:30EST CCCOER Tweet Up – (hashtag #CCCOER)
Thur, 11 PST, 2 EST Education Innovations with Creative Commons: from OER to Pedagogy, to Policy
Mon-Fri, 11 PST, 2 EST BCcampus is hosting 30 minute webinars on key issues in Open Education throughout the week: including Open Pedagogy, Faculty Perception, Accessibility, Library Support, and the Open Web.

 

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Wed, Mar 11: Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Program

February 20, 2015

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar:

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST

With increasing costs of textbooks and instructional materials, colleges have been promoting adoption of open educational resources to make sure all students have equal access to their required textbooks.  However, at many colleges, only a few departments have adopted OER so most students still have expensive textbooks to buy for other courses.  With the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree program, students can be assured that all courses in their degree program will use OER-based materials that do not have additional costs associated with them. Recent data suggests that reducing textbook costs through an OER-degree approach improves student completion rates, decreases withdrawal rates, and positively impacts student persistence and success.

A Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree initiative will be featured in this webinar along with programs at two colleges which are already implementing whole degree programs that feature courses using exclusively OER-based materials.

Featured speakers:

  • TJ Bliss, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation
  • Daniel DeMartre, Vice-president of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Tidewater College, VA
  • Kimberly Burkle, faculty at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Posted by: Una Daly, Director of Curriculum Design & College Outreach, OEC Consortium, email: unatdaly@oeconsortium.org

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Feb 11: Review of OER Research Conducted with Faculty and Students

January 27, 2015

Increasing textbooks costs, coupled with general rising costs of education have begun motivating faculty and their colleges to explore the use of open educational resources. At the same time, recent studies have shown that a majority of faculty and administrators are largely unaware of the quantity and quality of free and open educational resources.   This webinar will feature two experienced researchers sharing recent findings from a wide variety of higher education and secondary education OER pilot studies. In addition they will address best practices for conducting OER research on your campuses to expand usage and understand the benefits and challenges from faculty and student perspectives.

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar on:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 11
  • Time: 10 am PST; 11:00 am MT; 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education; Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a report last month on use of open educational resources based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system which was built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty.  Faculty were queried about (1) how and why they chose to use OER (2) six benefits including student savings (3) six challenges of using OER (4) nine supports from college and statewide stakeholders that could help them to expand their OER use.

John Hilton III, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, OER Researcher, Brigham Young University.

This presentation synthesizes the results of eight different peer-reviewed studies that examine (1) the perceptions students and instructors of OER that replaced traditional textbooks (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER. Suggested paths forward to expand the pool of academic peer reviewed research on (1) the perceptions students and instructors have of OER, (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER will also be shared.

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Dec 10 Webinar: OER Research on Librarians and Open Textbook Adoption

December 1, 2014

Have you been asked by your college administration or colleagues about open textbook usage and perceptions? Recent studies have shown that awareness and usage of OER by faculty is not yet mainstream. Come and hear results of surveys conducted by the OER Research Hub on open textbook usage by faculty and librarians including understanding of open licenses, quality, and how librarians can inform open textbook adoptions. In addition, we will hear from the SPARC organization about the direct connection between open access and open education and the important role that libraries have in curating and promoting open educational resources adoption in the classroom.

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar and a chance to ask questions of our two expert speakers.

Date: Wed, December 10
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

Beck Pitt, PhD, OER Researcher, OER Research Hub, Open University, UK, sharing results of studies from surveys conducted with faculty who have adopted OpenStaxCollege textbooks and with librarian on perceptions and usage of OER.

Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC, sharing SPARC’s transition from an Open Access advocacy group to an Open Access and Open Education group that promotes librarians’ role in both of these important and intertwined initiatives.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Consortium for OER,
unatdaly@oeconsortium.org.

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Nov 12 webinar: Opening Up Pedagogy in Communications and History Class

October 30, 2014

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar on how the use of OER can support more open pedagogical models. As faculty develop open educational resources (OER), a variety of challenges emerge, including identifying useful content, aligning it with course objectives, and measuring outcomes but opportunities for improvements in student autonomy and success are also possible.  Speakers will include college instructors and students sharing how the use of OER can enhance teaching practice and increase student success.

Date: Wed, November 12
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

Christie Fierro, Communications Instructor, Tacoma Community College will share how she involves students in selecting and creating supplementary open content and in creating meaningful assessments of their learning.

Brent Riffel, History Instructor, College of the Canyons will examine the process of developing OER, and discuss best practices for implementing it in the classroom in a manner that enhances student success.

James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources and Distance Learning, College of the Canyons and CCCOER Advisory President will facilitate the discussion.

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Oct 8 : Open Course Design and Development with UMUC, Lumen Learning, and NOVA College

September 26, 2014
Come In, We're Open

Photo: gary simmons via flickr, cc-by-nc-sa

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar on emerging guidelines for the design and development of open courses to enhance teaching and learning.   Open courses are designed and developed collaboratively by faculty and instructional specialists (designers, librarians, technologists) using open educational resources rather than traditional publisher materials to lower costs and improve outcomes for students.  Speakers will share the process of designing open courses using competency-based methodology,  adaptive learning, and other strategies.

Date: Wed, October 8
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST

Featured Speakers:

  • Karen Vignare, Associate Provost, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Maryland
    • sharing the lessons learned  as UMUC has converted 50 percent of undergraduate courses to free and open electronic resources at no cost to the students by Fall 2014.
  • Kim Thanos, CEO and Co-Founder, Lumen Learning
    • sharing the process that Lumen Learning uses to develop Supported Open Courses, which compare with traditional publisher etexts, and Open Mastery Courses, which take advantage of adaptive delivery and competency-based course design.
  • Wm. Preston Davis, Director, Extended Learning Institute, Northern Virginia Community College
    • sharing the process that his unit used to design, develop and implement a successful OER program at NOVA.  He will also share how the OER program is impacting NOVA, and influencing other community colleges in Virginia.

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