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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.

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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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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

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Open Education Week (March 9-13) At a Glance

March 6, 2015

The 4th annual Open Education Week gets underway on Monday, March 9 with the theme The World Wants to Learn.  Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.  Open Education Week highlights open education efforts from around the world and provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, policy makers and learners to gain a greater understanding of open educational practices and impacts.

In addition to the many project showcases, informational videos and other resources, there is an amazing array of live webinars and local events.   Most webinars will be recorded and available for later viewing so no need to miss any of these events but just a quick reminder of CCCOER sponsored or relevant events broadcast during North American business hours.  Have a wonderful week and hope to see you online!

Date/Time Live Event Topic
Mon, 12 PST, 3 EST Sustainability Strategies for OER
Tues, 10 PST, 1EST Open MOOCs with Tufts University and Scottsdale Community College
Wed, 10 PST, 1 EST The Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree with Hewlett, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tidewater Community College.
Wed 1:30 PST, 4:30EST CCCOER Tweet Up – (hashtag #CCCOER)
Thur, 11 PST, 2 EST Education Innovations with Creative Commons: from OER to Pedagogy, to Policy
Mon-Fri, 11 PST, 2 EST BCcampus is hosting 30 minute webinars on key issues in Open Education throughout the week: including Open Pedagogy, Faculty Perception, Accessibility, Library Support, and the Open Web.

 

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Feb 11: Review of OER Research Conducted with Faculty and Students

January 27, 2015

Increasing textbooks costs, coupled with general rising costs of education have begun motivating faculty and their colleges to explore the use of open educational resources. At the same time, recent studies have shown that a majority of faculty and administrators are largely unaware of the quantity and quality of free and open educational resources.   This webinar will feature two experienced researchers sharing recent findings from a wide variety of higher education and secondary education OER pilot studies. In addition they will address best practices for conducting OER research on your campuses to expand usage and understand the benefits and challenges from faculty and student perspectives.

Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar on:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 11
  • Time: 10 am PST; 11:00 am MT; 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education; Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a report last month on use of open educational resources based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system which was built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty.  Faculty were queried about (1) how and why they chose to use OER (2) six benefits including student savings (3) six challenges of using OER (4) nine supports from college and statewide stakeholders that could help them to expand their OER use.

John Hilton III, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, OER Researcher, Brigham Young University.

This presentation synthesizes the results of eight different peer-reviewed studies that examine (1) the perceptions students and instructors of OER that replaced traditional textbooks (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER. Suggested paths forward to expand the pool of academic peer reviewed research on (1) the perceptions students and instructors have of OER, (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER will also be shared.

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January 29 Webinar: Using OER for Workforce Training and Job Search Skills

January 16, 2013

Please join CCCOER on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am (Pacific time) for a webinar on finding, developing, and adopting OER for workforce training and job search skills at community colleges.  This webinar will feature three projects that are actively engaged in developing and promoting free and open resources to expand student access and improve career opportunities.

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The Saylor Foundation – Their Clinton Global Initiative project to provide open and free career skills training to disconnected youth and adult learners through the creation of multiple professional development modules will be shared.  Courses available on on their website as well as options for mobile learners through iTunes will be shown.

Twenty Millions Minds Foundation – Their work with community college faculty to develop open textbooks for the allied health professions including nursing and physical therapy will be shared.  Innovative approaches such as faculty hackathons for digital content development will be discussed.

KQED Education – The work voice video series featuring ESL students in Silicon Valley who have achieved new careers through programs and skills received at community colleges will be shared.   Additional lesson plans for faculty who work with ESL students will be shown.

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Posted by Una Daly, Director of Community College Outreach
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New OER Poll

July 23, 2010

The Open Educational Resources Center for California wants to know more about what college faculty think about textbooks and other learning materials.

To participate in our poll, go to http://www.allourideas.org/collegetextbooks

Then just click on your preference for each paired choice. Feel free to add your own idea, too.

Results will help guide the future direction of the Open Educational Resources Center for California.

For more information about open educational resources and open textbooks, please visit http://grou.ps/oercenter and http://www.twitter.com/oer_center