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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:

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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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OER Leaders cc-by

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.

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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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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.

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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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Dec 2: OER and Competency-based Learning Webinar

November 12, 2015

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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on how OER is being used to design and offer low-cost competency-based certificates and degrees.  Competency-based degrees can offer a shorter path to a degree because students advance as soon as they master the subject matter. Students work at their own pace and move as far and fast as their proven knowledge takes them. With competencies that are clearly aligned to career skills, graduates are more employable.

Washington community colleges launched their first competency based degree with an online business transfer degree that uses only open educational resources and no commercial textbooks.  The program has been in pilot mode at single college since summer 2015 but will be expanding to 7 more colleges in Winter 2016.  Students in this particular competency-based program are taught by highly qualified instructors and receive guidance from completion coaches.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) launched competency-based education this fall with their Knowledge to Work program. With approval from its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, LFCC becomes the first institution in the region to offer 100% direct assessment, competency-based education. Direct assessment does not involve counting hours in the classroom. Instead, the focus shifts to documenting learning and the attainment of competencies using OER and low cost curriculum which makes college both more affordable and accelerated.

Learning Object is a company focused on competency-based and personalized learning environments.

Date: Wed, December 2, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST


Featured Speakers:

Participant Login Information:

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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 13: The Growing Community of College OER Projects

May 4, 2015
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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free open webinar on the growing community of
College OER projects. We will be featuring college OER projects from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), College of the Canyons in California, as well as updates from the Maricopa College District in Arizona and the growing OER movement at Oregon community colleges.

Our speakers will share strategies to support faculty awareness and adoption of open textbooks and open educational resources. We will also have faculty sharing how open textbook adoption affects course design and departmental policies as well as feedback from their students on the use of free and open textbooks.

Slides Posted:  http://www.slideshare.net/UnaDaly/the-growing-community-of-college-oer-projects-may-20

  • Date: Wednesday, May 13
  • Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

  • Katie Coleman and Thea Alvarado, Sociology faculty and open textbook editors, College of the Canyons, California
  • Todd Digby, System Director of Academic Technology, MnSCU, Minnesota
  • Paul Golisch, CIO & Dean of Information Technology Paradise Valley College, Arizona and Maricopa College District OER Committee co-chair.

Participant Login Information:

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

Web login:

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Dial-in if needed:  1-913-312-3202 (passcode: 518203)

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

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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

Photo: gary simmons via flickr, cc-by-nc-sa

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.

Participant Login Information:

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

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If you need dial-in access, you may use the following number:
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