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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

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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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Sept 10: Finding Open Textbooks and Fostering Faculty Adoptions with BCcampus, OpenStax College, and the California OER Council.

August 26, 2014

Please join the community college consortium for open educational resources (CCCOER) for a free, open webinar featuring emerging open Free the Textbooktextbook collections that support faculty adoptions of open educational resources for high impact college courses.  Speakers will share the process of finding and/or developing open textbooks for their collections, the peer review process, and strategies for encouraging faculty adoptions to improve teaching and learning and expand access for students.

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

Featured Speakers:

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May 14: A Primer on Open Licenses and Intellectual Property – How to Share and Remix Legally and Easily

May 2, 2014

Please join the Community College Consortium (CCCOER) at the Open Education Consortium for a free webinar on how to share and remix open educational resources and open textbooks.

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific

Description: 

When we create, copy, or otherwise use instructional materials, copyright law is somehow present, whether or not it is visible. With copyright law, the things that a person creates are copyrighted by default at the time of creation. Others who want to copy, adapt, or build on that work need permission of the copyright owner for each use. That is true even for content that is publicly available on the Internet. For those who want to encourage others to use and build on their work, open licenses are one method to increase the impact and reach of your work by letting others know, in simple language, how they can use it, all while retaining your copyright. There are two practical reasons for using open licenses. First, open licenses signal your intent that you encourage others to use and share your creations under some minimal conditions. Second, open licenses enable others to make marginal improvements or enhancements.

After the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how copyright affects them as producers and consumers of educational content
  • Understand how copyright implications differ in the classroom setting versus public settings, such as public websites
  • Define the motivations for and different types of intellectual property: copyright, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
  • Define the three qualities of open content such as Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Explain the basics of the Creative Commons licensing scheme
  • Identify, classify, and label third-party content contained within educational materials

 

About the presenter:
Ms. Kathleen Ludewig Omollo is the International Program Manager for the Office of Enabling Technologies within University of Michigan Medical School Information Services. She has been part of the Open.Michigan initiative at University of Michigan since 2008. Kathleen was a member of the dScribe pilot program at the School of Information – a distributed model for creating open educational resources (OER). Through that experience, Kathleen developed great fascination with copyright as well as an interest in the worldwide use, adaptation, and impact of OER in across different contexts and cultures. In her subsequent roles, Kathleen has explored policy, design, and technological processes to locate, create, distribute, adapt, integrate, and assess OER. She has conducted dozens of workshops and has advised joint open education activities between University of Michigan and partner universities in Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Liberia.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach

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Apr 9: OER Impact Research at Community Colleges

March 27, 2014

Does OER usage improve teaching practice, foster open policies at institutions, and make access to education more equitable?   These are the hypotheses that the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources oer research hub(CCCOER) has been investigating in collaboration with the OER Research Hub at Open University.  Through the use of faculty surveys and interviews with college administrators and leaders from over 20 community colleges, data has been gathered on teaching practices and perceptions of how open and online educational resources enhance student learning and foster institutional open policies.

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free webinar on Wed, April 9, 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) featuring Dr. Rob Farrow, lead researcher for the community college collaboration at the OER Research Hub project. Dr. Farrow will share his year-long journey including many visits to U.S. community colleges to observe and interview administrators, faculty, and students engaged in open education practice and advocacy.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach

unatdaly@ocwonconsortium.org

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March 12: Celebrate Open Education Week with Community College OER Showcases

March 4, 2014

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for three free webinars on Wednesday, openeducationweek14March 12 to celebrate Open Education Week.  Each webinar features multiple innovative community college OER projects from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, California, and Virginia.  Hear from faculty, librarians, program managers, deans, and curriculum developers involved in college-wide, district-wide, and state-wide projects to support the adoption of OER and open textbooks to expand access and enhance teaching and learning.

Community College OER Showcases:  Washington’s OER Faculty Training and Lane College’s OER Faculty Fellowship Program

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This webinar starts at 11:00 am (PDT), 2:00 pm (EDT) and will showcase two innovative OER faculty development projects at U.S. community colleges in Washington and Oregon. Login: http://goo.gl/xscTFE

Boyoung Chae, Program Manager of Open Education and eLearning, at the Washington State Board of Community and Technical colleges will demonstrate the public online faculty training course: “How to Use Open Educational Resources”.

Jen Klaudinyi, Reference and Instruction Librarian, will give an overview of Lane Community College’s award winning faculty professional development initiative that incentivizes instructors to adopt OER.

Community College OER Showcases: Maricopa Millions OER Project, Kaleidoscope at Cerritos College, and Northern Virginia’s OER-based General Education Program

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This webinar starts at noon (PDT), 3:00 pm (EDT) and will showcase three innovative OER projects at U.S. community colleges in Arizona, California, and Virginia.  Login: http://goo.gl/PVD0HZ

Paul Golisch, Dean of Instructional Technology, Paradise Valley College will share the strategies and successes of the Maricopa Millions OER Project, a district-wide effort to promote faculty development and adoption of OER for the 10 highest-enrolled courses.

Dr. Cynthia Alexander, Distance Education Coordinator and Educational Technology Department Chair will share the Kaleidoscope OER course development and adoptions at Cerritos College.

Natalie Clewell, Librarian at the Extended Learning Institute of Northern Virginia Community College, will share the team-based approach of librarians, faculty, and instruction designers working together to successfully launch the OER-based General Education Program in fall 2013.

 

Community College OER Showcases: Scottsdale College’s OER Math Program and Tacoma College’s Liberate Project

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This webinar starts at 1:00 pm (PDT), 4:00 pm (EDT) and will showcase two innovative OER projects at U.S. community colleges in Arizona and Washington State.  Login: http://goo.gl/7m3aaR   [fixed login 3/07/2014]

Dr. Donna Gaudet, Mathematics Department Chair at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona will share the three-year odyssey of developing and adopting OER for all the math curriculum from arithmetic through pre-calculus.  Results presented will include the cost savings and feedback from students on using the new materials.

Quill West, OER Project Director, has lead the Liberate Project at Tacoma Community College in Washington since 2011 promoting OER awareness and adoption among faculty and students.  The project saved students an estimated $271,000 in textbook costs in the first nine months and encourages student advocacy in OER selection and adoption.

 

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Feb 5: Open Textbook Publishing and Adoptions webinar

January 27, 2014

Free the TextbookRecent research conducted by the OER Research Hub indicates that nearly 60% of community college faculty choose OER and open textbooks based on the reputation of the institution  or recommendations from trusted colleagues. Join us on Wed, February 5, at 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) to hear about three high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, one through the State University of New York (SUNY), another through OpenStax College at Rice University, and finally the Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota. Our featured speakers will share their experiences with publishing open textbooks for use by both faculty and students and share their open textbook adoption strategies.

  • Cyril Oberlander, Director of Library Services at SUNY Geneseo heads up the SUNY Open Textbook initiative which publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as a publishing service and infrastructure. They have released three open textbooks this last fall in their planned series of fifteen open textbooks in various disciplines.
  • David Harris, Editor-in-chief OpenStax College at Rice University’s Connexions project.  OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses.  Their first six books released over the last two years are focused on general education courses and are gaining adoptions.
  • David Ernst, Chief Information Officer, College of Education and Human Development, at University of Minnesota. Dr. Ernst spent the last two years identifying barriers to the adoption of open textbooks and finding ways to help institutions and faculty overcome those barriers. He created the Open Textbook Library in April, 2012, as a single source for faculty to find open textbooks.

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

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Dec. 11: California Community Colleges Share It Forward with CC-BY Licensing

November 26, 2013

California Community Colleges

In fall of 2013, the California Community Colleges became the largest system of higher education in the world to require a Creative Commons Attribution license on works created through publicly funded grants and contracts.  Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) on Wed, December 11, 11:00 am (Pacific) for a webinar on what motivated the chancellor’s office to take this bold step, how the change affects the work of faculty and staff in the California system, and the potential benefits to be realized by students and taxpayers.

  • Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons leads the global effort to expand access to education through promotion of open policies, open licenses, and open educational resources around the world. Prior to Creative Commons, Cable lead the Open Course Library project where community and technical college faculty and staff in Washington developed openly licensed courses for the 81 highest enrolled college courses.
  • Barbara Illowsky, Academic Affairs, California Community College Chancellor’s Office and Math Faculty at De Anza College lead the effort to make this policy transformation ensuring that all stakeholders at the Chancellor’s office understood the potential cost reductions in making publicly funded work available freely to faculty and their students.  Barbara is co-author of the popular open textbook, Collaborative Statistics.
  • Beth Smith, President of California Community College Academic Senate and Math Faculty at Grossmont College represents 50,000 college faculty and their approximately 2.5 million students they teach as head of California’s academic senate.  Beth will share what this new policy means for faculty within the system including how it expands access to high-quality, openly licensed, low-cost materials that can enhance teaching and learning.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
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