FALL 2012 CCCOER Webinar Lineup

Welcome to the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCOER) Fall 2012 webinar lineup.  Our webinars feature leaders and thinkers in open education with relevance to community college faculty, students, and administrators.   No pre-registration is required and are free and open to all interested in advancing open education to improve teaching and learning.   All archives and slides are available after the webinar at our archive page.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes with Open Textbooks

Learn how to reduce the cost of education for students while improving learning outcomes through the use of open textbooks and open educational resources.   This webinar features Open Stax College, Community College Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon, and Bookboon.com who are each actively engaged in different strategies to promote open access learning materials to improve student outcomes.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

OER Adopter Communities: the Sustainability Factor in Open

Hear how three OER adoption projects formed sustainable communities of faculty and staff to customize open textbooks and OER to better meet the needs of students at their colleges.  This webinar features Kaleidoscope Project at College of the Redwoods, Cuyahoga Community College, and Scottsdale Community College on their challenges and wins in finding, evaluating, and adapting high-quality OER to replace high cost publisher textbooks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

OER Faculty Training: Three Successful Models 

Learn how three faculty development models drive the use of open textbooks and OER to improve instructional outcomes at community colleges.  Models focused on finding, creating, and sharing open content for existing courses.  Presenters include Dean of Online and Distribute learning at the San Diego Community College District, Director of Distance and Accelerated Learning at College of the Canyons, and the OER Project Director at Tacoma Community College.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

Supporting All of Our Students with Accessible OER

Learn how to support the diverse students at our community colleges by selecting and creating “accessible” open textbooks and OER to provide equitable learning opportunities regardless of disability.   Featured speakers include the director of Literacy at BookShare, the largest online library for students with print disabilities, and the educational technology department chair from Cerritos College who trains faculty on creating and evaluating instructional materials for accessibility compliance.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

MOOCs:  An Evolving Model of Curriculum Delivery and Assessment MOOCs have been a hot topic in the higher education blogosphere for the last year but how do you separate the fact from the fiction and should your college be participating in the latest trend for online content delivery and credentialing of students.   Learn the ins and outs of MOOCs from these experts from British Columbia Institute of Technology, Open Study, and University of Central Florida.

Tuesday, December 4. 2012, 1:00 PM EST

OER Research Findings on Student Outcomes and Faculty Feedback

Join us for the latest research findings on learning outcomes and feedback from students and teachers on use and creation of open textbook, open courses, and OER. Florida Virtual Campus will be reporting on the last three years of research with the Open Access Textbook project.   The Next Generation Learning Grant funded projected Bridge-2-Success will report on their work at Ann Arundel and 20 other pilot colleges working with students who are entering or transitioning back to college after extended time out from school.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at cccoer@ocwconsortium.org

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