The fall CCCOER webinar series schedule is now available.  All webinars will take place on Wednesdays at (11 am PT/ 2pm ET).  Starting August 30, a discussion panel on Open Education Degrees coincides with this month’s Year of Open feature with 10 perspectives on Open Education Degrees.   The series continues with two webinars in September focused on best practices for launching OER initiatives and featuring library, distance learning, and faculty leaders working together to develop OER.  The October webinar is scheduled to coincide with Open Access Week (Oct 23-29) and aligns with the theme of “Open in Order to …” featuring leaders from open repositories and course management systems.   In November, we will be exploring how OER can contribute to student equity and diversity through cost reduction and student involvement in content creation.  December’s webinar examines the essential role that adjunct faculty can play in successful OER adoption and development.

Please find registration information for each webinar below.  Check back here for updated speaker information up to two weeks prior.  This series is open and free to the open education community and we encourage you to invite your colleagues to attend or better yet watch  together and continue the discussion after the webinars.

  • Aug 30:  Open Education Degree Panel

Celebrate Open Education Degrees and the Year of Open with CCCOER, the community of practice for open education, at our August online discussion panel.  The panel will feature key stakeholders in the emerging trend to offer degree pathways that use open educational resources and zero cost textbooks at North American colleges and universities in an effort to expand access and enhance teaching and learning.

Registration and Archive materials available

  • Sept 13:  Starting OER Initiatives at your Institution

Join us for this webinar to hear from leaders at colleges who have been promoting the use of OER on their campuses for one to two years.  They will share steps for launching an OER initiative, including engaging faculty, and getting administrator buy-in to enhance teaching and learning through the adoption and use of OER.

  • Sept 27: Faculty & Librarians Selecting High Quality OER Together

Join us for this webinar to hear from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning.  Leveraging the key role and skill set of librarians for curating high quality and openly licensed resources can give faculty time to focus on the pedagogical enhancements available through OER adoption in their courses.

  • Oct 25: Open in order to … OER Repositories and Course Management Systems

Join us for this Open Access Week webinar to hear about how OER repositories and Open Course Management systems can support the development and sharing of OER within colleges and regional consortiums.

  • Nov 15: How OER can Support Equity and Diversity

Join us for this webinar to hear about how open educational resources, policies, and practices can support student equity and diversity through cost reduction and involving students in the selection and development of open course content.

  • Dec 6: Adjunct Faculty’s Essential Role in OER Adoption

Join us for this webinar to hear how adjunct faculty can be acknowledged and promoted for the essential role that they play in student success including OER adoption.  Findings and emerging strategies from Achieving the Dream’s Engaging Adjunct Faculty program will be explored and adjunct faculty working in OER will share their motivations and accomplishments.