Equity & Openness : Perspectives from North American colleges and universities

This blog post is a call to action. We want to surface our conversations about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and hear from CCCOER members about how you’re addressing EDI in your work.  At CCCOER we’ve been discussing issues of EDI for the past couple of years – partially because of our work with Achieving […]

Aug 27: Who/What/Where/Why/How of CCCOER

The CCCOER brings together educators from across North America to share, discuss, advocate, and educate others regarding Open Educational Resources. Join us for this interactive webinar to learn more about the makeup of CCCOER, what we do, why we do it and how to get involved. This webinar is on a Tuesday, the rest of […]

2019 Fall Webinar Series

Webinars 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 […]

Colorado OER Summit

by Brittany Dudek, Library Coordinator, Colorado Community Colleges Online, Colorado Community College System On May 31, 2019, the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado OER Council hosted the inaugural Statewide Colorado OER Conference to explore best practices in adoption and adaptation. A pre-conference training by Open Textbook Network preceded this event, attended by OER campus champions from […]

OER Hackathon

By: Joanna M. Miller, Ed.D. Dean of Distance Education at Contra Costa Community College District Scott Hubbard, Math Professor and TLC Chair at Los Medanos College A group of 30 faculty in myriad disciplines from across the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) came together June 4 to create, curate and implement open educational resources […]

Montgomery College Positions OER in Strategic Plan

Montgomery College is embarking on a new strategic plan to guide the College over the next five years. Titled MC 2025, the plan will serve as the overarching plan for other master plans at the College, including the Academic Master Plan and the Achieving the Dream (ATD) student success work. Specific strategies are identified to […]

Regional Models for OER Implementation

Join us to hear from a statewide and a regional consortium who are establishing open education policy and collaboration models to accelerate the creation and adoption of OER across disciplines and crossing the segments from K-20. Affordable Learning Pennsylvania, a grant-funded project lead by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), is now entering its […]

When is Open too Open? – Piracy in Education and Rethinking test banks

By Liz Yata One of the more popular aspects of CCCOER is our community of practice email list. With over 1,400 members it is a great resource for all things OER. Recently there was a discussion about test banks. The initial poster asked whether test banks associated with OER are “too open,” but the discussion […]

2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit Summary

The 2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit was a landmark event in regional capacity building around open education initiatives. Open advocates, practitioners, and learners from the Greater Pacific Northwest and beyond gathered at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Harbour Centre Campus in Vancouver, B.C. to assess the terrain, plot a course, and forge ahead into the […]

Three statewide OER/Zero Textbook Cost Degree Initiatives

Many studies have shown that the high cost of textbooks presents a barrier to student success with a greater adverse effect on traditionally underrepresented low-income and minority students. An OER or Zero Textbook Cost Degree (Z-degree) is a pathway to a degree or credential where textbook costs have been eliminated or significantly reduced through the […]