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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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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
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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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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
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The Short List for Open Education Week 2013

March 8, 2013

Open Education Week is a global celebration of open education and its impact on learning sponsored by the OpenCourseWare Consortium. There are are project showcases, resources, and live local and online events.

Starting Sunday, March 10 webinars and local events  are happening worldwide each day where you can learn the basics about open education or engage with experienced OER developers and practitioners.oewbanner-13  They are listed in GMT and will be recorded so you can listen later if they are not during your waking hours.

Here is the shortlist of best webinars to attend live for those in the Americas:  (Hope to see you online!)

Monday, 9:00 am (Pacific)  Designing OER with Diversity In Mind

Monday, 10:00 am (Pacific)  Driving Adoptions of OER Through Communities of Practice   with College Open Textbook grantees.

Monday, 10:30 am (Pacific) Khan Academy: Personalized learning experiences

Monday, 12:00 (Pacific) Using MERLOT to Find High Quality Open Educational Resources

Tuesday, 8:00 am (Pacific) Xpert Search Engine and the Xpert Image Attribution Service

Tuesday, 10:00 am (Pacific) Collaborative Boldly Confronts Licensing Issues

Wednesday, 9:00 am (Pacific) Open Policy Network: seeking community input

Wednesday, 12:00 noon (Pacific) How Community Colleges are Innovating with Open Educational Resources

Wednesday, 3:00 pm ( Pacific) P2PU: A Showcase of Open Peer Learning

Thursday, 11:00 am (Pacific), Validating the Learning Obtained through Open Educational Resources

Thursday, 1:00 pm (Pacific), OER and Alternative Certification Models: An Analysis Framework

Friday, 8:00 am (Pacific),  Re-thinking Developmental Education: Creating a STEM Bridge in the National STEM Consortium

Friday, 9:00 am (Pacific), Using OER to Reduce Student Costs and Improve Student Learning at College of the Canyons

Friday, 10:00 am (Pacific),  OpenStax College Textbooks: Remixable by Design

 Friday, 12:00 noon (Pacific),  An OER Editor for the Rest of Us

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Feb 26 Webinar: The Critical Role of Librarians in OER Adoption

February 7, 2013

Please join CCCOER on Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 am (Pacific time) to 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.

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Paradise Valley Community College, AZ –Sheila Afnan-Manns and Kande Mickelson, faculty librarians will share how they worked with students in International Business to find and create OER to support course learning outcomes.

Houston Community College District, TX – Angela Secrest, director of library services, will share her libguides that support faculty in the process of finding and adopting high quality OER.

Open Course Library(OCL), WA – Shireen Deboo, OCL and Seattle Community Colleges district librarian will share her work with faculty to find, create, and curate open content for inclusion in the Washington State Community and Technical College’s Open Course Library.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
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January 29 Webinar: Using OER for Workforce Training and Job Search Skills

January 16, 2013

Please join CCCOER on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am (Pacific time) for a webinar on finding, developing, and adopting OER for workforce training and job search skills at community colleges.  This webinar will feature three projects that are actively engaged in developing and promoting free and open resources to expand student access and improve career opportunities.

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The Saylor Foundation – 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 will be shared.  Courses available on on their website as well as options for mobile learners through iTunes will be shown.

Twenty Millions Minds Foundation - Their work with community college faculty to develop open textbooks for the allied health professions including nursing and physical therapy will be shared.  Innovative approaches such as faculty hackathons for digital content development will be discussed.

KQED Education - The work voice video series featuring ESL students in Silicon Valley who have achieved new careers through programs and skills received at community colleges will be shared.   Additional lesson plans for faculty who work with ESL students will be shown.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
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Serving Immigrant Communities with KQED Education’s Online Resources

December 12, 2012

One third of the residents of Silicon Valley in California are immigrants and two thirds of children under 18 have parents who are immigrants. This is the demographic profile of a major segment of KQED Public Media’s broadcast area and it is why we offer public media resources to support ESL (English as a Second Language) educators, who work in colleges with these diverse immigrant communities.

Our online resources are free and available to all educators and their students. The idea is to enrich curriculum content with ESL Students San Jose Californiamultimedia resources to support learning and language acquisition. By integrating KQED video and audio clips into lesson plans, we hope to engage ESL learners by working with new vocabulary, and illustrating issues which resonate with their everyday experiences.

Digital media has transformed the way students learn. It is a language that can translate complex concepts into visual and graphical explanations that make sense to non-native speakers. It can illustrate ideas, foster creative expression and make relevant connections between language acquisition and students lives.

For these ESL resources check out http://www.kqed.org/esl. Scroll down and view the different projects which cover topics such as financial literacy, health literacy, eco-literacy, green tech, immigrant voices. Our latest project is Work Voices which features a series of authentic interviews with former ESL students who are employed in vocational areas that offer interesting career opportunities.

All of these curriculum projects have been developed with ESL instructors, widely field tested and used by them.

  • Try out these resources
  • Let us know how you have used them
  • Join our focus groups and be involved

Find KQED’s nationally-recognized ESL resources at http://www.kqed.org/esl.

Posted by: Maxine Einhorn, Project Supervisor and Master Teacher, KQED
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Dec 4th: OER Research on Student Impact and Faculty Satisfaction

November 19, 2012

Please join us Tuesday, December 4, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on OER Research findings on student outcomes and faculty and student feedback. The Kaleidoscope project, a collaboration between six community colleges and two 4-year colleges, developed OER for eight General Education courses and will report on student learning outcomes and faculty satisfaction. Florida Virtual Campus has been administering surveys to both faculty and Pie chart on Document Pagestudents using open textbooks and open educational resources at their college and university campuses through their Open Access Textbook project and will share their findings from the last three years. Another Next Generation Learning Grant funded project Bridge-2-Success has worked with non-traditional students transitioning back to college or entering for the first time to improve college success. Working with Open University UK adapted open educational resources (OER) and online data gathering, they will share student outcome data from Anne Arundel and their 20 pilot colleges.

Dr. Robin Donaldson, Director of Open Access Textbooks and Project Manager of Orange Grove, Florida Virtual Campus Robin will give us an overview of the student and faculty survey feedback from 2010 and 2011 and will compare how data has changed over time.

Dr. Nassim Ebrahimi, Ann Arundel Community College Nassim will report on student learning outcomes finding from the Bridge-2-Success project at Ann Arundel and the 20 pilot community colleges that participated.

Kim Thanos, Lumen Learning. Kim will share differences in how students performed in classrooms using OER compared to those who continued to use publisher materials. She will also report on satisfaction among faculty participants.

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Nov 13 MOOCs: An Evolving Model of Curriculum Delivery and Assessment

November 2, 2012

Please join us Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs).  MOOCs have been a hot topic in the higher education blogosphere for the last year but how do you separate the fact MOOC Label on Cow Nosefrom the fiction and should your college be participating in the latest trend for online content delivery and credentialing of student learning.  You will hear from both a professor who is currently teaching a MOOC at University of Central Florida to one who analyzes emerging business models at British Columbia Institute of  Technology.   In addition, we will have the president of Open Study, an educational technology start-up, who will share how their peer mentoring model can support the students who enroll in MOOCs.

Carol Edwards, Business Professor at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Business Analyst.  Carol investigated MOOCs for her institution looking at it from a student centric and organizational business model viewpoint and will share with you what she found.

Dr. Preetha Ram, Co-founder of OpenStudy and Dean at Emory College.  Preetha’s company OpenStudy promotes online peer mentoring for enhanced student learning.  She will share their research findings on how peer mentoring can enhance students learning with MIT Open Courseware and  MOOCs.

Dr. Kelvin Thompson, Blended Learning MOOC Instructor, Assistant Director of Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida.  Kelvin will share his findings from teaching a Blended Learning Faculty Development course as a MOOC both in summer and fall of 2012 with Dr. Linda Futch at University of Central Florida.   He will share lessons learned and what it takes to make a MOOC an effective learning experience.

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