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Founded in 2013 by Open Education Global, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education.

For OEWeek 2020, CCCOER is hosting three webinars: 

See below for more information and registration information, and be sure to check out https://www.openeducationweek.org/ to learn more about OEWeek events happening all over the world.

Beginning to Open Up:
Ideas for Colleges Early in their OER Journey

When: Tuesday, March 3, noon PST/3pm EST

When starting out using OER at your college/institution, it can seem like everyone else is much further along with us OER, and there aren’t any resources for those just starting out. Join us to hear from a panel of educators from smaller colleges and colleges that are new to OER as they discuss how they got started, recent accomplishments, things they would do over, what they wish they knew when starting out, and future plans.


  • Looking for resources
  • Licensing: What can I use? What are the licensing options?
  • Platforms for creating and publishing
  • Printing
  • Zero Cost vs. Low Cost

Featured Speakers

  • Susan Bradley, Dean of Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences, Butler Community College  
  • Kelly Carpenter,  Library Manager, Lakeshore Technical College
  • Todd Ellis, Director of Teaching and Learning, Grayson College
  • Lori Beth Larsen, Instructor, Central Lakes College
  • Christina Trunnel, TRAILS OER Statewide Coordinator, Montana University System


  • Paula Michniewicz, Senior Analyst/Instructional Designer, Co-chair of CSN OER Task Force Committee, College of Southern Nevada


Slides available at https://www.slideshare.net/UnaDaly/beginning-to-open-up-ideas-for-colleges-early-in-their-oer-journey

Regional Leadership in Open Education (RLOE) 

When: Wednesday, March 4, noon PST/3pm EST:

Launched in fall 2019, the Regional Leadership for Open Education (RLOE) initiative was inspired by CCCOER members’ growing need to collaborate across institutional and state boundaries to find solutions for issues impacting OER adoption at diverse, multi-institution systems. Many open education leaders face similar issues of advocacy and implementation beyond their home institution and wish for the opportunity to craft common solutions and eliminate duplication of efforts. Leaders from colleges, universities, library consortia, and government agencies were invited to participate in four workgroups to discuss and build solutions. Each workgroup has developed a focus project for pursuing in 2020 and will share early efforts and invite community feedback

  • Policy & Strategy: focusing on a bibliography of open education policies and building a video repository of statewide OER policy clips.
  • Stewardship:  focusing on emerging frameworks for stewardship of open education resources and student privacy and data.
  • Professionalism: focusing on building a matrix of emerging “open education” roles and their associated competencies to better identify training needs.
  • Sustainability: focusing on building a virtual file cabinet of higher education infrastructure documents/templates integrating open education.

Featured Speakers

  • Denise Cote, Reference Librarian, College of DuPage
  • James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning, College of the Canyons
  • Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Open Oregon
  • Quill West, Open Education Project Manager, Pierce College District
  • Lisa Young, Faculty Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, Scottsdale Community College


Slides available at https://www.slideshare.net/UnaDaly/cccoer-presents-regional-leaders-of-open-education

Students and OER Advocacy

When: Thurs, March 5 noon PST/3pm EST

Open Education Resources (OER) remove cost barriers and provide a better learning experience for students who are unable to afford the required commercial textbooks. Student OER advocates directly understand these benefits and can effectively articulate them to their peers as well as to faculty, administrators, and policymakers.  

Come and meet two Student OER Advocates who have led the development of an OER Student Toolkit for using at California higher education institutions to share guidelines and best practices for OER advocacy and development. We’ll also hear from the Director of Affordable Textbooks at US Pirgs on concrete next steps for students to take action on their own campuses.

Featured Speakers

  • Cailyn Nagle, Affordable Textbooks Campaign Director, US PIRG
  • Natalie Miller, former OER Student Advocate Lead, The Michelson 20MM Foundation, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, College of the Canyons, 2018 Global OER Consortium Student Award Recipient
  • Jenifer Vang, Affordable Learning Solutions Student Ambassador, San Jose State University, former OER Student Advocate Lead, The Michelson 20MM Foundation


Slides available at https://www.slideshare.net/UnaDaly/oeweek20-students-and-oer-advocacy

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