First, I would like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to CCCOER on their 10-year anniversary. I first learned about CCCOER at an OpenEd conference in 2012. Up until that time, faculty at Scottsdale Community College had been working primarily on their own to locate and utilize OER. That first exposure to CCCOER opened our eyes to a whole new world of information and collaboration.
Since that time, our use of OER’s has grown both within Scottsdale Community College and within the Maricopa Community College District. I credit a good portion of that growth to the support and resources available from CCCOER. Our faculty have participated in and learned a tremendous amount from the monthly webinars and advisory meetings as well as from conference attendance and presentations.
As we continue our work at SCC with OER, we face the challenges of keeping OER low-cost or no-cost and updating and maintaining an ever-growing list of textbooks, workbooks, and videos. I look forward to continuing the connection with CCCOER as we work to evolve long-term OER use.
Dr. Donna Gaudet Slaughter
Mathematics Division Chair, first VP of CCCOER
Scottsdale Community College