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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

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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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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
unatdaly@ocwonconsortium.org

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Nov 13: Fostering Open Policies on Your Campus and Beyond

November 4, 2013

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) on Wed, Nov 13, noon Pacific, 3:00 pm EST for a Come In, We're Openwebinar on fostering open policies on your campus and beyond.  OER leaders from Tacoma Community College, Maricopa Community College District, and Creative Commons will share their strategies for successfully growing open educational policies and practices.

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  • Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons leads efforts to encourage use and development of openly licensed learning materials to expand access to education worldwide.  Prior to Creative Commons, Paul lead the Online Program Development Fund at BCcampus in British Columbia awarding millions of grant dollars to open and collaborative educational projects in Canada and the U.S. for nearly a decade.
  • Quill West, OER Project Director Tacoma Community College, WA holds the first OER position created by students at her college.  Quill creates awareness and encourages faculty adoption of OER through curation of open educational resources and faculty mentoring. The project has saved students $360,000 in just over a year.
  • Lisa Young, Instructional Design Faculty at Scottsdale Community College, Maricopa Community College District AZ is co-chair of the OER Steering Committee to create and sustain OER throughout the district. Lisa has been teaching for twenty years and used “open” materials before they were referred to as such. Lisa will discuss some of the grass roots efforts that have been scaling up in a strategic fashion within the Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • James Glapa-Grossklag, President CCCOER Advisory, Dean at College of the Canyons will lead the panel discussion and share how innovative OER projects lead by College of the Canyons’ faculty are supported through open polices.

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

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Tri-C Joins OpenCourseWare Consortium Community Colleges

October 14, 2013

The OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium welcomes Ohio’s  Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) to its community college consortium (CCCOER). Tri-C is Ohio’s oldest and largest community college and leads in high-quality, affordable education with the lowest tuition in Northeast Ohio and among the lowest in the state.

“By joining the Open Courseware Consortium, Tri-C is signaling to our students that we are committed to working with our faculty to help them find high-quality OER content that can help our students be successful in their online, blended and on-campus courses,” said Dr. Kelvin Bentley, associate vice president of eLearning and Innovation.

On Sept. 27, Tri-C hosted the 3rd annual Ohio Textbook Affordability Summit at its Corporate College East in collaboraTri-C Cuyahoga Collegetion with Ohio Board of Regents, bringing together stakeholders from throughout the Ohio state university system.  Tri-C President Alex Johnson encouraged faculty, administrators and students to look at affordability as a component of efficient instructional delivery and student success.  Una Daly, the OCW Consortium’s community college outreach director, delivered the keynote address.  Daly urged educators to seek high-quality open educational resources to expand student access and to improve quality through faculty creativity and collaboration.

Dr. Sandy Robinson, vice president of Academic Affairs, led a panel featuring faculty members from around Ohio who have written open math textbooks, created open calculus courses and adopted free and open digital solutions to support their students’ needs for low-cost, mobile and easy-to-use instructional materials. Tri-C English professor Kim Hill shared the free audio book site LibriVox and text-to-speech capabilities that she uses in her classroom to provide extra support for reading comprehension. Students explained how open educational resources adopted by their professors increased their success, including making these courses more affordable and giving them access to an expanded set of materials to support their learning.

Tri-C offers more than 1,000 credit courses in 140 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula in addition to 600 non-credit professional development and workforce courses each year at its multiple campuses and through online programs in the Cleveland area. “In joining the OCWC, we are collaborating with faculty to further explore the adoption of open educational resources as one method to increase student access and completion,” said Danielle Budzick, district director of Innovative Learning Design and Quality.

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) has more than 200 member colleges in 15 states and provinces. CCCOER is part of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing the impact of open education globally.

 

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Libraries Lead the Way: Open Courses, Open Educational Resources, and Open Policies

September 19, 2013

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) on Wed, Oct 2, noon Pacific American Library Collection(3:00 pm EST) for a free, open webinar on how libraries are leading the way with Open Courses, Open Educational Resources, and Open Policies.  Three leaders who support students, faculty, and colleges through open educational policy and practice will be featured.

Dr. Patricia Profeta, Dean of Learning Resources at Indian River State College will share how she and other Florida State College librarians have developed open courses on information literacy and internet search to prepare students for college-level research.  These courses have been published in Florida’s Orange Grove repository with a Creative Commons license.

Donna Okubo, Senior Manager of Community Outreach and Advocacy, at Public Library of Science  (PLoS) will share their amazing collection of open science resources and journals that you can use in the classroom at your college.  PLoS has implemented a new publishing model to support scholarly authorship and allow public access to the peer-reviewed results.

Nicole Allen, OER Program Director at, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) of the Academic and Research Library (ARL) will share SPARC’s plan to broadens its advocacy from open research to include all open educational resources (OER).   Working with college libraries to extend their copyright expertise to include open policies is a critical component.

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

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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING, IT IS RECOMMENDED:
Test Your Computer Readiness
FOR ASSISTANCE: CCC Confer Client Services – Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Telephone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537, 1554 or 1542
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If you need dial-in access, please contact me one-day prior.

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

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CCCOER Webinar 2013 Archives

July 1, 2013

These webinars presented earlier this year feature OER leaders on issues affecting community colleges. Youtube archives and slideshare downloads are available forKerstin Muller you to review and share with colleagues.  CCCOER would like to thank the educators who shared their expertise with our community and all of our attendees who participated this last year.

Competency-based Learning and OER: June 11

Competency-based learning is gaining traction as institutions strive to personalize learning experiences and decrease time to graduation.   Students demonstrate mastery at their own pace through e-Portfolio assessments or on-demand tests often using OER and prior learning as a source for learning materials.  Speakers include: Ellen Marie Murphy, Executive Director of Curriculum and Learning Systems, Ivy Bridge College, AltiusEd; Dr. Chari Leader-Kelley, Vice-President of Learning Counts at the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL); Dr. David Shulman, Vice-President of the Virtual Campus and Instructional Technology at Broward College, Florida.  Archive and slides available.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Student Access: April 30

A panel discussion held on recent California legislation aimed at rebooting the underfunded higher education system with OER, MOOCs, and an online student access platform. Three leaders in the field share their thoughts on next steps to maintain the excellence of California’s higher education institutions and ensure the success of the millions of students enrolled in the system.  Speakers include Dean Florez, CEO of the Twenty Million Minds Foundation; Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Mathematics professor and open textbook faculty co-author at De Anza Community College; Dr. Michelle Pilati, Psychology professor at Rio Hondo College and current president of the CCC Academic Senate. Archive and slides available.

OER Authoring Tools : March 26  

Hear about authoring tools available for developing open educational resources including web pages, ePub, and PDF formats.  This webinar will feature three different authoring tools that are being used to develop OER that can be made freely available.  Speakers include: Adrienne Watt, Computer and Business instructor at Douglas and Northwest Community College in British Columbia for Pressbook Authoring; Daniel Williamson, project manager of the OpenStax project at Connexions repository; and Sue Evans, CEO and founder of SoftChalk, LLC. Archive and slides available.

Community College OER Innovation Panel : March 13

From a “Basic Arithmetic MOOC” to an “OER-based General Education Certificate”, learn about the innovation at our two-year public colleges and how to support faculty in the use and adoption of OER.  Featured speakers are: Dr. Wm. Preston Davis, Director of Instructional Services, ELI at Northern Virginia Community College; Quill West, OER Project Director, Tacoma Community College, WA; Dr. Donna Gaudet, Math Faculty, Scottsdale Community College, AZ.  Archive and slides available.

Designing OER with Diversity in Mind : March 11

This Open Education Week panel on OER and accessibility defines terms and current statistics on learning disabilities and then discusses factors which act as barriers and enablers regarding the creation and reuse of accessible teaching resources focusing on approaches of educators towards accessibility issues in the context of OER.  Pedagogical, technical, and policy-based strategies to design, create and deliver OER/OCW learning experiences that can be used by the broadest range of learners will be shared.   Featured speakers are: Prof. Jutta Treviranus, Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University; Dr Anna Gruszczynska, Sheffield Hallam University; Una Daly, Open Courseware Consortium.  Archive and slides available.

The Critical Role of Librarians in OER Adoption: February 26

Hear about the critical work that librarians do to support OER adoption at community colleges.  This webinar will feature three projects where librarians are leading the way in searching, curating, and creating OER to expand student access and improve teaching practices.  Featured speakers are: Sheila Afnan-Manns and Kande Mickelson, faculty librarians, Maricopa Community College District, AZ; Angela Secrest, director of library services, Houston Community College District,TX; and Shireen Deboo, Open Course Library and Seattle Community District Librarian, WA. Archive and slides available.

Using OER for Workforce Development: January 29

Learn all about finding, developing, and adopting OER for workforce training and job search skills at community colleges.  This webinar features three speakers from projects that are actively engaged in developing and promoting free and open resources to expand student access and improve career opportunities.  Jeff Davidson, The Saylor Foundation, on their Clinton Global Initiative project to provide open and free career skills training to disconnected youth and adult learners through the creation of multiple professional development modules.   Jeff Cohen, Twenty Millions Minds Foundation on using faculty hackathons to create open textbooks for nursing.    The ESL project, KQED Education , directed by Maxine Eisner featuring ESL students who have achieved new careers through programs and skills received at community colleges will be shared.   Archive and slides available.

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