OpenEd18: Community Recognition Awards

Last week, many of us were fortunate enough to attend #OpenEd18, a wonderful celebration of the work of the open education movement with representatives from all K-20 levels this year.   I had an opportunity to see and hear many inspiring presentations and keynotes and learned a great deal that I hope to put into practice this […]

Different Approaches to Sustaining Open Education

What happens after your first OER project is a success? You have to find a way to sustain your efforts! From professional development and policies, to securing ongoing financial support for OER work, we are all looking for ways to keep our efforts in OER growing. Join us to hear strategies from a roundtable of […]

Libraries Lead Transformative OER Degree Initiative

Motivation The libraries of CUNY have long been concerned with the cost of education for students, especially textbooks. Almost 60% of City University of New York (CUNY) students have household incomes less than $30,000 and over 60% are Pell grant recipients. Librarians are acutely aware of this problem since they purchase many texts for reserve […]

Reassigned Time as Faculty Incentive to Adopt OER

by: Rachel Dilley, Open Educational Resources Librarian – Reference & Instruction, Columbus State Community College At Columbus State Community College in central Ohio, a handful of our forward-thinking faculty members were already using OER by the time I began working as an OER librarian 18 months ago. However, there was no cohesive college-wide effort to […]

Preview CUNY Case Study

Working Title:  Libraries Lead Transformative OER Degree Initiative Overview City University of New York’s (CUNY) Office of Library Services (OLS) leads the effort at three community colleges to transform associates degree programs through Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) OER Degree Initiative. All the courses in the degree pathways have been redesigned to replace traditional commercial textbooks […]

Student Story: Water Systems Technology ZTC Degree

Caroline is a full-time student at College of the Canyons with a double major in Water Systems Technology and Physics.  The following is her story of perseverance over five years and how the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) degrees helped reduce her costs and streamline her pathway to graduation this spring.   Textbook Cost Impact Starting college […]

Collaborative Platforms for Open Content Development

As more colleges are promoting the adoption of OER to expand access and improve completion rates, collaborative platforms for publishing open content are becoming more critical.  Faculty, librarians, and instructional designers are often working in teams to curate, adapt, and format openly licensed content for entire courses. Join us for this free and open webinar […]

Fall 2018 Webinar Series

The CCCOER Fall 2018 Webinar Series is now available. All webinars will take place on Wednesdays at (11 am PT/ 2 pm ET). More information about the speakers will be posted a couple of weeks prior to the webinar at https://www.cccoer.org/webinar/, as well as sent to the CCCOER Community email list, and tweeted out via […]

Faculty Team Drives Home OER and ZTC Degree Pathways

Motivation SAC sustains a culture of innovation driven by its dedication to improve student success. Most of the students that SAC serves enter the college encumbered by disadvantages: 66% are low-income 64% are first-generation 62% of first-time freshman place below college-level in math and English), and Most are from cultures and backgrounds historically underrepresented in […]

Equity & Openness : Vera Kennedy, Kaela Parks, Lauri Aesoph, Tonja Conerly, Rose Roberts & Heather Ross

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 […]