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 […]

2019 FLVC OER Summit

The 2019 Florida Virtual Campus’ (FLVC) OER Summit took place this year on February 27th & 28th just outside of Orlando in Maitland, Florida. The conference as a whole featured two full days packed with amazing keynote speakers and breakout sessions which fulfilled every type of OER question one may have had. Breakout sessions focused […]

Open Education Week 2019 Roundup

This year, Open Education Week(OEWeek) had 6,494 participants, from 123 countries, using 18 languages. 43 countries held a total of 190 events: 81 local, 109 online, 73 resources shared, (to find out more, check out this wonderful OEWeek Summary infographic) and once again, CCCOER member colleges were well represented. Events were either geared towards faculty […]

The OER Connection with Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment of high school students at community colleges has been growing rapidly in the last few years, as it helps students complete their first couple of year of college while attending high school which can save them both time and money.  Many community colleges are now relying on dual-enrollment for a significant percentage of […]

Faculty Dialogues: Sociology, Administration of Justice, English, Philosophy, & Math

To celebrate Open Education Week, CCCOER will hold five 45-minute webinars, one per day, where faculty in a specific discipline will discuss the intricacies of teaching OER in that subject and answer audience questions. Join us to hear faculty discuss: How they were first introduced to OER, and what made them decide to use it. […]

Bookstore Involvement in OER Projects

by: Cindy Domaika, Manager of Open & Instructional Resources, Nicolet College How does a college bookstore become an integral part of an OER program on a college campus? Can they provide more than a print on demand service or print copies of OpenStax textbooks and textbook prices for data points? This is the story of […]