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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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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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PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING, IT IS RECOMMENDED:
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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
unatdaly@ocwonconsortium.org

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May 22 CCCOER Webinar: Public Speaking with the Open Course Library

May 3, 2012

Please join us May 22nd, 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar with the course designer and professor who developed the very popular Public Speaking course for the Open Course Library.   Find out how the curriculum was designed using open educational resources to meet course standards for both a technical and community college and to enhance student engagement in the classroom.   You may download this course and use it as-is in your classroom or may modify it to meet your unique college and student population needs.

Featured Speakers are:

Open Course Library Washington State

Open Course Library WA

  • Professor Phil Venditti, Clover Park Technical College, WA
  • Instructional Designer Ellen Bremen, Highline Community College, WA
  • Student of Professor Venditti

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OCW Consortium Global Conference 2012 Articles & Blog Posts

April 26, 2012

Several members of the CCCOER team attended the OCW Consortium Conference last week in Cambridge which represented

Cambridge University

Cambridge University

nearly 100 countries from six continents who are working together to make higher education and certifications available universally.  Please find some excellent media articles and blog posts that highlight this amazing experience:

 Building Schools out of Clicks not Bricks (NYTimes)

Open for Business? Why Universities Must Collaborate on Open Courseware (The Guardian, UK)

Open Education Part Of Broader Open Scholar Terrain, Laura Czerniewicz, Associate Professor, University of Capetown, South Africa

Cam12 Innovation and Impact from Joe Wilson, New Ventures at Scottish Qualifications Authority

Cam12 Keynotes, Backchannels, and Undercurrents fromLorna M. Campbell JISC CETIS Assistant Director

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May 1st CCCOER Webinar: Finding and Selecting High Quality Open Educational Resources

April 4, 2012

Please join us May 1st, 1:00 pm EST for the CCCOER Webinar “Finding and Selecting  High Quality Open Educational Resources”.   Hear from a community college librarian, the director of a statewide open textbook project, and an open textbook publisher on best approaches for finding and selecting high-quality, accessible open textbooks and open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom and expand access to education.  Our featured speakers are:

  • Kate Hess, Librarian, Kirkwood Community College, IA
  • Dr. Robin Donaldson, Director Open Access Textbook Project, Florida Distance Learning Consortium
  • David Harris, Editor-in-Chief, OpenStax College, Rice University, TX
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Enter your passcode: 345286

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CCCOER March 27, 12:00 pm PST Webinar: Fostering OER Friendly Policies at Your College

March 13, 2012

Please join us March 27th, 12:00 pm Pacific timezone for the CCCOER Webinar on “Fostering OER Friendly Policies at Your College”.   Hear how to best support faculty, staff, and students in the creation and use of open educational resources to improve learning and expand access to education. Our feature speakers are:

• James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons and also the president of the CCCOER Advisory board.

• Angela Secrest, Houston Community College District Library Director, and vice-president of the CCCOER Advisory Board.

Celebrating our Community Colleges

Celebrating our Community Colleges

* Tom Caswell, Open Course Library,  Project Manager Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
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FOR ASSISTANCE
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Phone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537 or 1554
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Community College OER recap of 2011 and call for participation in 2012

December 22, 2011
Una Daly, OCW Consortium Community College Outreach Manager

Una Daly

In case you haven’t heard, I recently joined the Open Courseware (OCW) Consortium as your Community College Outreach Manager.  I’m excited and honored to continue working with all of you on promoting open educational resources (OER) to improve teaching and learning.  I had the pleasure of working with many of you while previously at the College Open Textbooks Collaborative.  As 2011 winds down, I wanted to recall our many accomplishments and urge you to get involved and help steer the course next year.

Early Days

It’s hard to believe that the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) was founded less than 5 years ago. Undersecretary of Education, Dr. Martha Kanter, then the Foothill De-Anza College (FHDA) chancellor wanted to give community colleges a voice in the open education movement. Affordability for students was the major driving factor.  Training faculty to find and adapt OER became a key focus.  Of course in order to find OER, additional high-quality resources needed to be created as well. Policy changes at the state and national level and perceived teaching and learning benefits were still a few years away.

Faced with differing state regulations and district policies for textbook adoption and licensing of faculty produced educational materials, CCCOER was fortunate to find strong regional partners in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Texas, Washington, and other states. Combining local knowledge with the consortium’s advocacy training resources, CCCOER was able to support regional OER projects that would produce an amazing array of open courseware, open textbooks, and open education policy changes at community colleges.

Fast Forward

Fast forwarding to end of last year, Educause’s Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) and the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community Colleges and Career Training (TAACCCT) program sent out requests for proposals focused on improving graduation rates and job placements for community college students and promoting the use open educational resources to do so.

The end result is a vibrant collection of OER projects nationwide including NGLC funded “Bridge to Success” and Kaleidoscope who both promote the reuse and repurposing of existing OER to develop new courses.   Thirty-two TAACCCT grants totaling half a billion dollars were awarded to community college consortia requiring that all newly produced content be openly licensed. Many of colleges are working on their own OER projects to improve teaching and learning for their students.

Growing Up and Out

This summer CCCOER became an associate consortium of the OCW Consortium thereby greatly extending our reach. With over 300 universities, the OCW Consortium serves 46 countries and offers over 13, 000 open courses in 20 languages.  Currently, 72 out of 1100 community colleges nationwide have joined the associate consortium at OCW but we want to hear from all of you.

Our goal for next year is pretty simple: Grow the community by providing value to our members.  We are planning open and free online training and informational webinars, meet ups at conferences, social media, sharing of OER research findings, and partnering with organizations worldwide to promote reuse and sharing of OER at community colleges. There are lots of opportunities for you and your college to get involved e.g. join the OCW Consortium as an institutional member of an associate consortium, join our advisory board, plan and participate in Open Education Week, and share your great OER ideas with us …

Please join the conversation and help us grow together in 2012.cccoer logo

Looking forward to working with you.

Una Daly
Community College Outreach Manager
unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org

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