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June 8: Designing for Open Pedagogy

May 25, 2016

Designing for Open Pedagogy

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on Designing for Open Pedagogy.  Open Pedagogy was first introduced by Lumen Learning co-founder David Wiley, as a way to capture how the use of OER can change educational practices.  He relates that using OER in the same way as traditional textbooks is like driving an airplane down the road – it is missing out on what open can provide for student and teacher collaboration, engagement, and learning.

When: June 8, 10amPST/1pmEST

We will hear from two professors who have not only adopted OER but have redesigned their courses with the principles of open pedagogy.  Although reduced cost is what originally attracted them to using OER, involving their students in creating and evaluating OER course materials has significantly increased student engagement and critical thinking and their courses are continually being updated and improved as a result.

Featured Speakers:

  • Suzanne Wakim, Biology Faculty Butte College, OER Coordinator

Will share her open course design strategy where students in subsequent semesters build on the work of those before them to create an open textbook and ancillary material. Students discuss and decide on how best to present material in the book, what applications are relevant for each topic, and what materials can help other students learn the course content.

  • Mike Elmore, Political Science Faculty, Tacoma Community College

Will share how he has engaged students in collaborative writing of an Introduction to Political Science open textbook.  His students report that writing assignments take on new meaning when they realize that other people are going to read their work.  Not just repeating what they have read or heard in class, they compare their understanding with their peers and collaborate to present their ideas in the best way possible.

Participant Login Information:

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

http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=62446bc7-ca21-4fb3-a56b-7f135cc8cde4

If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
1-888-886-3951 (passcode: 702211)

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

 

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May 11: Faculty Perspective on OER Adoption

April 27, 2016
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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on the Faculty Perspective on OER Adoption.  We will hear from professors in multiple disciplines including English, Physical Geology, and Psychology on how they have adopted and developed OER to improve teaching and learning and reduce costs, and how they evaluate the results.  They will also share what has inspired them to do this work and how their students are benefiting from the pedagogical enhancements.

When:

Wed, May 11, 10amPST/1pmEST

Featured Speakers:

  • Alisa Cooper, PhD Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Engagement | English Faculty Glendale Community College | Tri-Chair, Maricopa Millions Project

sharing how a Saylor.org literature class sparked a re-development of her own course using digital learning materials to replace links and also how her online/hybrid English department colleagues at Glendale Community College are in the process of crowd sourcing an OER ENG101 (Freshman Composition) course.

  • Ryan Cumpston, MS, Department Chair, Earth Sciences Faculty, College of Lake County, Illinois

sharing how he has built a lab manual for his Physical Geology class and devoted a lot of time to building digital resources (instructional videos and interactive learning modules).  Demonstration of interactive learning module features.

  • Rajiv Jhangiana, PhD, Psychology Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Open Textbook Fellow, OER Research Fellow, Associate Editor NOBA Psychology

sharing how he has adopted open textbooks in his psychology courses, editor and reviewer for for the NOBA OER Psychology Project and other OER communities, and performs OER efficacy research.

Participant Login Information:

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

http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=1bffe7d5-29be-46c6-adfc-c7e48e63b2f5

If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
1-888-886-3951 (passcode: 900423)

READ THIS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING TO ENSURE YOUR COMPUTER IS READY!

FOR ASSISTANCE: CCC Confer Client Services – Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Telephone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537, 1554 or 1542 
Email: clientservices@cccconfer.org

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

 

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Spring CCCOER Activities: Apr 27, May 11, May 18, and June 8

April 21, 2016

Please join us for our remaining Spring CCCOER online Activities, open and free to everyone in the open education community.  Our focus is on faculty OER adoption featuring both instructors who have successfully adopted/created OER, free platforms available for customization of OER, and how to design open courses that include students in analyzing and contributing to open educational resources.

  • CCCOER-Advisory meeting on Wed, April 27, 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST   In addition to our usual updates, please join us to hear from Peter Lindberg of the NOBA Psychology OER project and Adam Privitera, Psychology professor and department chair at Chemetka community college who has adopted NOBA OER in two of his psychology courses and has also contributed to the NOBA OER collection by authoring a learning module on Sensation and Perception. NOBA currently has over 92 modules that cover the scope and sequence for introductory psychology developed by experts in the field and free for you to re-use in our courses.  It also contains ancillaries for many modules including instructor guides, slides, test banks, etc.  You can use their textbooks as assembled or compile your own by mixing and matching modules through their authoring platform.
  • CCCOER webinar on May 11, 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm ES   The focus is Faculty Perspective on Adopting OER.  We will have 3 outstanding instructors presenting on proven practices for adopting OER in their courses and how they to work with other colleagues to expand use of OER to enhance teaching and learning.   Featured speakers will be instructors in Psychology, English, and Physical Geology who have successfully adopted OER in their courses.
  • CCCOER webinar on June 8, 10:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST   The focus is Designing for Open Pedagogy.  We will have several innovative instructors sharing how they have incorporated open pedagogical practices into their teaching since adopting OER.  Student are involved in analyzing and synthesizing open educational resources to enhance their learning and their work is built upon by subsequent semester students for continuously improving the learning resources for the course.
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OER Degree Initiative to Fund 20-30 Colleges to Develop OER-based Degrees

March 7, 2016

Achieving the Dream (ATD) has announced the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, an opportunity for public two-year colleges in the U.S. and Canada to apply for funding  to develop OER-based degrees to increase completion rates and access by involving faculty in redesigning courses and degree programs using open educational resources.

Achieving the Dream, Community Colleges CountAn OER-based degree, sometimes referred to as a Zero-Textbook-Cost degree, is a pathway to a degree or credential with no textbook costs because all the courses have been redesigned to use  open educational resources (OER) for instructional materials. OER-based degrees have been gaining in popularity over the last few years particularly at community colleges where students can save 25% or more on the cost of attendance.

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has been a leader in developing OER-based degrees with Tidewater Community College and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) each offering these degrees.  Early research has shown that their students enrolled in these pathways are doing as well or better than students in the same courses using expensive commercial textbooks.

Between 20 and 30 community colleges will be selected to develop new OER Degree programs, including both individual colleges and college systems. Participating institutions will be expected to meet specific criteria, including a commitment to share data and materials, active support of high-level administrators and faculty champions, willingness to seek matching funds, and attention to underserved students.  Additional partners in the grant include Lumen Learning, the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), and SRI International.

Applications may be downloaded from the OER Degree Initiative page and are due back April 8, 2016.

The recording from the March 10 informational webinar to review the program and answer questions from interested applicants is now available.   Slides and resulting FAQ can now be downloaded as well.

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March 10: OER Adoption – Student Voices Panel and Campus Faculty Development

February 26, 2016

 

oew 2016 logoPlease join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar promoting OER Adoption at colleges through structured, public student-faculty dialogues on costs of textbooks and a campus wide faculty development effort to create awareness of existing open educational resources.

Watch the Archive or Download Slides NOW!

Date: Thur, March 10, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST


Student Voices Panel:

A panel of students from the Pierce College District in Washington will share their thoughtful public dialogues, co-sponsored by the Center for Engagement & Learning, with faculty about lowering textbook costs through OER.

  • Moderator: Quill West, OER Project Manager, Pierce College District

Campus-wide OER Faculty Development:

Sue Tashjian and Jody Carson co-chairs of the Northern Essex Community College’s (NECC) Textbook Task Force will share how they nurtured a small program on campus to incentivize 5 faculty to adopt OER has grown over the last two years. Through faculty development to help instructors faculty find high-quality open educational resources and additional OER funding, NECC has saved students over $450,000 and growing.

  • Jody Carson, professor and instructional coach in Center for Instructional Technology
  • Sue Tashjian, adjunct CIS faculty and Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Participant Login Information:

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

http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=59df1ddb-b7df-4ee9-af3b-ef5f99bc9de0

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Email: clientservices@cccconfer.org

If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
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Mar 9: OER Adoption to Scale — Highlights from 4 States

February 26, 2016

oew 2016 logoPlease join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on OER Adoption to Scale.   A panel of OER college leaders from Arizona, California, Virginia, and Washington states will share how they grew their OER projects into successful multi-disciplinary programs with full OER degree pathways.

Hear about lessons learned from building OER teams of faculty, staff, and students to expand access and improve learning outcomes. There will be time at the end for you to ask questions of the panelists.

Watch the Archive and view Slides Now!

Date: Wed, March 9, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST


Featured Speakers:

James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons presenting the Social Studies OER Pathway project.

Paul Golisch, CIO & Dean of Information Technology at Paradise Valley College Maricopa County, AZ presenting the district-wide Maricopa Millions Project

Quill West, OER Project Manager at Pierce College District, WA presenting the Pierce Open Pathways degree.

Preston Davis, Director of Instructional Services, ELI at Northern Virginia Community College presenting the OER-based General Education Project.

Richard Sebastian, Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, the Virginia Community College System presenting the statewide Z-23 Project.

Participant Login Information:

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

http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=de36fe87-ef5a-4aa0-9575-033c70e25177

READ THIS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING TO ENSURE YOUR COMPUTER IS READY!

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If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
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Posted by Una Daly, Director, Curriculum Design & College Outreach

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Feb. 10: OER and Best Practices for Faculty Development

January 25, 2016

Faculty meetingPlease join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on best practices for Faculty Development to promote OER adoption.   Two librarians who are leading efforts in their states to inform and inspire faculty to adopt OER will be featured.

Open Oregon is a project of the Oregon’s community colleges focused on reducing textbooks costs and open education is gaining momentum as an innovative and long-term solution to the problem. Amy Hofer is the statewide coordinator of these efforts and works with all 17 community colleges in Oregon to help promote these efforts through faculty development and sharing resources centrally.

Lansing Community College held its first OER Summit in fall of 2015.  With support from their Provost,  Regina Gong and her team organized a statewide event for Michigan community college featuring OER thought leaders from many organizations including CCCOER and also faculty from Lansing Community College.  It was an important event to inform and advocate for using open educational resources to reduce costs and expand faculty’s curriculum choices.

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


Featured Speakers:

Participant Login Information:

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

http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=f133f71b-a9fa-40f7-96e4-371be72d52b5

READ THIS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CCC CONFER MEETING TO ENSURE YOUR COMPUTER IS READY!

FOR ASSISTANCE: CCC Confer Client Services – Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Telephone: 760-744-1150 ext 1537, 1554 or 1542 
Email: clientservices@cccconfer.org

If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
1-888-886-3951 (passcode: 606917)

Image: Flickr faculty meeting fun by Alex Ragone cc-by-nc-sa

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

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