Media Kit

CCCOER Media Kit


Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is a joint effort by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the League for Innovation in the Community College and many other community colleges and university partners to develop and use open educational resources (OER) and especially open textbooks in community college courses.

The primary goal of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty.  We seek the support of faculty to identify, review, evaluate, and make available high quality, accessible and culturally relevant model Open Textbooks.

The Community College Open Textbook Collaborative is a two-year project by the CCCOER.  The project is funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from July  2009 through June 2011.  For details, see the Aug 10th press release.

The Community College Open Textbook Project was a one-year feasibility study by the CCCOER to determine sustainable production models for open textbooks.  The Project was funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from April 2008 through March 2009.


Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Community College Open Textbook Project

College Open Textbook NING Network

Contact Info

For information about the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and the Community College Open Textbook Project, contact:

Dr. Judy Baker, Ph.D.
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

In the Media

Educause Review
It Takes a Consortium to Support Open Textbooks
January/February 2009

New England Journal of Higher Education
Culture of Shared Knowledge: Developing a Strategy for Low-Cost Textbook Alternatives by Judy Baker
Summer 2008 issue

Text and Academic Authors Association Industry News
Authors embrace open educational movement
September 28, 2009

US News & World Reports
4 Ways to Get College Textbooks Free
September 2, 2009

Mountain View Voice
College textbooks go online
September 4, 2009

Inside Higher Ed
Textbook Bonanza
August 11, 2009

San Jose Mercury News
College district gets grant to enhance online learning
January 23, 2009

Palo Alto Online
Foothill-De Anza receives award for online texts
January 20, 2009

AZ Central
Reformers target high cost of print textbooks
August 20, 2008

The Next Generation of Educational Leadership
E-Texts and Free Texts: are Open Textbooks the Next Great Thing?
July 23, 2008

Searching for Science
Course Materials

L.A. Times
Free digital texts begin to challenge costly college textbooks in California by Gale Holland
August 18, 2008

Community College Times
Digital books become more appealing
August 17, 2008

Pirated and Open Source Books
July 17th, 2008

Burn Your Books by Audrey Barker
May 12, 2008

Palo Alto Online News
‘Bookless’ textbook study launched at Foothill
May 5, 2008

Inside Higher Ed
Online Texts for Community College Students
April 29, 2008

The Chronicle of Higher Education – The Wired Campus
Community College Open-Textbook Project Gets Under Way
April 28, 2008

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Foothill-De Anza Launches Open Textbook Project
Apr 25, 2008

The Cite
Open Access Textbooks by Mark R. Nelson
April 15, 2008

On the Web

The League for Innovations in Community Colleges – Projects
League Connections
Community College Consortium for OER – OER Grapevine
Recommendation to Improve Textbook Affordability
Board of Governors
Rice University News & the Media
SCUP Email News
IAE Pedia
The Scholar’s Place
Serendipity 35 –
Open Textbooks


Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks for Community Colleges
Sustainability Models for Open Textbooks

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