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2020 Spring WebinarsWebinars are Wednesdays at noon PT/ 3 pm ET except where otherwise indicated

This series is free and open to the open education community and we encourage you to invite your colleagues to attend or better yet watch together and continue the discussion afterward.

More information about the speakers will be posted a couple of weeks prior to the webinar at as well as sent to the CCCOER Community email list and tweeted out via CCCOER’s Twitter.

If you can not join us live, we will update this page with a link to the slides and videos a couple of days after the webinar. Our webinar archives are also available at


Feb 12 Attributions, Authoring, Platforms

Remixing openly licensed materials from different sources is a hallmark of OER but can make for complicated attributions. The webinar will start with best practices for the attribution of curated openly-licensed works. Three faculty will then share their experiences authoring and providing attributions of remixed OER in the Pressbooks and Libretexts platforms.

Video and Slides:

Mar 2-6

Open Education Week

For more detailed descriptions as well as the video and slides visit

Tues, March 3, noon PST/3pm EST
Beginning to Open Up: Ideas for Colleges Early in their OER Journey

When starting out using OER at your college/institution, it can seem like everyone else is much further along with us OER, and there aren’t any resources for those just starting out. Join us to hear from a panel of educators from smaller colleges and colleges that are new to OER as they discuss how they got started, recent accomplishments, things they would do over, what they wish they knew when starting out, and future plans.

Wed, March 4, noon PST/3pm EST:
Regional Leadership in Open Education (RLOE) 

Launched by CCCOER in fall 2019, the Regional Leadership for Open Education (RLOE) initiative was inspired by the need for leaders to work together and share solutions for issues impacting OER adoption at diverse, multi-institution systems. Many open education leaders face similar issues of advocacy and implementation beyond their home institution and wish for the opportunity to craft common solutions and eliminate duplication of efforts. Leaders from colleges, universities, library consortia, and government agencies were invited to participate in four workgroups to discuss and build solutions. Each workgroup has developed a focus project for pursuing in 2020 and will share early efforts and invite community feedback

Thurs, March 5 noon PST/3pm EST
Students and OER Advocacy

Open Education Resources (OER) remove cost barriers and provide a better learning experience for students who are unable to afford the required commercial textbooks. Student OER advocates directly understand these benefits and can effectively articulate them to their peers as well as to faculty, administrators, and policymakers.

Come and meet two Student OER Advocates who have also lead the development of an OER Toolkit for students throughout California higher education systems to share guidelines and best practices for advocating for OER adoption on their own campuses. We’ll also hear from the Director of Affordable Textbooks at US Pirgs on concrete next steps for students to take action.

April 8 Open Pedagogy with Faculty & Students

Open Pedagogy is a collection of open practices in the classroom made possible by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources. These emerging practices enabled by open content licensing (and an open mindset) involve students in making decisions about their own learning experiences and contributing directly to global knowledge to impact not only other students but generate renewable value outside of the classroom.  

Join us to hear about the learning benefits from faculty and students who have participated in open pedagogy projects that were enabled through the adoption of open education resources and open practices.

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May 6 User-friendly Design with OER

When faculty start using OER, one of the most exciting opportunities is that the open license enables faculty to customize their courses to fit the needs of their students. Lance Hidy (Accessible Media Specialist, Northern Essex Community College) and Kristen Sparrow (Professor, Computer Information Science, Northern Essex Community College) will discuss the theory and practice around Universal Design for Learning, accessibility, and student-centered design as it is applied to OER.

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June 3 Sustainability Frameworks and Lessons Learned

OER sustainability frameworks are intended to help institutions implement open education programs that will extend beyond their initial funding period in order to become a normal part of college operations. These frameworks look beyond just financial resources to the importance of culture and infrastructure as necessary components to sustainable change.  Several frameworks will be shared and then a panel of experienced open education leaders will participate in a moderated discussion about these frameworks and lessons they have learned in creating sustainable open education programs at their institutions and organizations.

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Webinars are Wednesdays at noon PT/ 3 pm ET except where otherwise indicated

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