Judy Baker Speaks out on CCCOER Mission and ProgressJune 22, 2011
Dr Judy Baker, one of the founders of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) was interviewed by Megan Driscoll of Education Portal on the mission and progress of the organization. Dr. Baker, dean of technology and innovation at Foothill College has over 20 years of experience in education. She has managed instructional technology and distance learning at community colleges for over a decade and is widely published on online learning and open education, utilizing her experience to promote the use of technology to improve teaching and learning in higher education.
“The primary benefit of joining CCCOER is giving a voice to community colleges in the OER movement. This means that OER strategic planning and other efforts will include community college student needs as well as K-12 and university student needs. Also important is the ability to pool resources to apply for grant opportunities”, said Dr. Baker.
CCCOER has grown to include 200 affiliated community colleges, and the CCCOER website has received 147,716 visits to date since it was launched in 2007. It was recently announced that the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW Consortium) is partnering with the CCCOER to broaden the impact of OpenCourseWare to community college students and faculty globally.