Thursday, September 20, 2012

Open Education Resource Consortium Webinars

Details: Complete Fall 2012 CCCOER Webinar Lineup
No preregistration; no fees.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
Hear how three OER adoption projects formed sustainable communities of faculty and staff to customize open textbooks and OER to better meet the needs of students at their colleges. This webinar features Kaleidoscope Project at College of the Redwoods, Cuyahoga Community College, and Scottsdale Community College on their challenges and wins in finding, evaluating, and adapting high-quality OER to replace high cost publisher textbooks.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
Learn how three faculty development models drive the use of open textbooks and OER to improve instructional outcomes at community colleges. Models focused on finding, creating, and sharing open content for existing courses. Presenters include Dean of online and distribute learning at a San Diego Community College District, Director of distance and accelerated learning at College of the Canyons, and an instructional designer at a community college.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
Learn how to support the diverse students at our community colleges by selecting and creating “accessible” open textbooks and OER to provide equitable learning opportunities regardless of disability. Featured speakers include the director of Literacy at BookShare, the largest online library for students with print disabilities, and the educational technology department chair from Cerritos College who trains faculty on creating and evaluating instructional materials for accessibility compliance.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
MOOCs: An Evolving Model of Curriculum Delivery and Assessment MOOCs have been a hot topic in the higher education blogosphere for the last year but how do you separate the fact from the fiction and should your college be participating in the latest trend for online content delivery and credentialing of students. Learn the ins and outs of MOOCs from these experts from British Columbia Institute of Technology, Open Study, and University of Central Florida.
Tuesday, December 4. 2012, 1:00 PM EST
Join us for the latest research findings on learning outcomes and feedback from students and teachers on use and creation of open textbook, open courses, and OER. Florida Virtual Campus will be reporting on the last three years of research with the Open Access Textbook project. The Next Generation Learning Grant funded projected Bridge-2-Success will report on their work at Ann Arundel and 20 other pilot colleges working with students who are entering or transitioning back to college after extended time out from school.

Una Daly, MA
Community College Outreach Director
Open Courseware

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