Spring 2019 Webinar Series

This year we are changing the time of the webinars to Wednesdays at noon PT/ 3 pm ET to include our Aloha State members in the live broadcasts. More information about the speakers will be posted a couple of weeks prior to the webinar at https://www.cccoer.org/webinar/ as well as sent to the CCCOER Community email […]

OER Degree Fosters Faculty Collaboration and Student Choices

Motivation Housatonic’s math department has had a well-established OER presence on campus since Fall 2014. Having joined the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), they were working diligently to spread OER throughout their department. Upon receiving the (OER-DI) grant, HCC set out to introduce and push for OER in other departments, which is […]

OER Degree Initiative Increases Faculty Collaboration and Student Choices

Overview Housatonic Community College (HCC) chose the Associate of Science (AS) General Studies Degree for their Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative (OER-DI) because it is the degree awarded to the largest number of students each year. Also, HCC students who have undeclared majors are filtered into General Studies. The requirements of the degree includes […]

Change Leadership: Open Education and Institutional Change

This blog posting is based on an article by Quill West, CCCOER Executive Council President and presentations from Cindy Domaika, Nicolet College and Michael Mills, CCCOER Executive Council Member at our Fall 2018 New Members’ Mixer.  We thank them for sharing their expertise on Open Education Leadership at their institutions.  Image: pixabay.com   For many institutions, […]

The Impact of OER Adoption on Cost, Outcomes, and Stakeholder Perceptions

Open educational resources (OER) efficacy research shows that the use of OER does not negatively impact student success metrics such as grades, course completion, retention, and persistence rates. In numerous research studies involving more than 46,00 students across different types of institutions, Hilton (2016) found that students performed comparably in courses using OER vs. traditional […]

OER Degree Links Completion, Equity, and Faculty Engagement

Motivation OER is the “sweet spot” of a number of LWTech’s college initiatives: completion, equity, and faculty engagement. Initially, the motivation was to reduce the cost of attending college and ensure all students have access to the course materials on day one.  LWTech students may pay up to $1,050.00 for textbooks for a single quarter […]

OER Degree Links Completion, Equity, and Faculty Engagement Initiatives

Contributors: Sally Heilstedt: Dean of Instruction – Engagement and Learning and OER Degree Project Lead Sharon Raz: Department Chair and Adjunct Faculty – Social Sciences Katherine Kelley: Library Technician and OER Degree Project Support Overview: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) received funding from Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative in 2016 making it possible […]

Central Virginia Community College Hosts Operation FREE Textbooks Conference

by: Juville Dario-Becker, Professor, Central Virginia Community College Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) hosted 80 secondary and higher education professionals from 18 institutions on October 19, 2018 for the Operation FREE Textbooks drive-in conference. Our goal is to let the educators, particularly in our region, know the power of Open Educational Resources (OER) in shaping the […]

Transforming Learning with Open Educational Practices and Pedagogy

Open educational practices enable new ways for students to learn and create knowledge. We will hear from pioneering OER projects where faculty utilize open educational practices and pedagogy to enhance student engagement and knowledge as they blur the boundary between instructor and student in collaboratively building the commons. Join us to hear from Keene State […]

#OpenEd18 Reflections & Slides from CCCOER

With over 350 presentations, posters, roundtables, lightning talks, panels, and symposia, this year’s OpenEd Conference in Niagara Falls, New York was the largest one yet! The conference took place on October 10-12, and like always CCCOER members were well represented. On Thursday afternoon, CCCOER held a get-together and handed out Community Recognition Awards in order […]