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What is OER for students?

Open Education textbooks are a type of Open Education Resource (OER) that have been licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.  Open Education textbooks are free for students to use.  The Affordable College Textbook Act seeks to expand the use of open textbooks on college campuses, providing affordable alternatives to traditional textbooks and keeping prices lower.”

Upcoming Webinars for faculty

Upcoming Webinars:

Click the link below to register for one or all of the upcoming webinars.   
Register for the March Meetings 

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Developing the Skills for Success in Statistics with Open Educational Resources (OER) - Online Homework Systems, Videos, and More

Every mathematics department in the California Community College system is working to address student needs, especially in light of AB 705. This workshop will bring mathematics faculty that teach statistics together to share the approaches being employed to help students succeed in their statistics classes whether it be with a traditional prerequisite or with a corequisite support course. This interactive, hands-on workshop is a professional development opportunity for faculty to learn ways to find and work with available OER resources, including text-based material, videos, and the MyOpenMath online assignment system. The goal is to work as a mathematics community to provide students with a no-cost collection of resources that will lead them to success in mastering the course content and that can be accessed as references for future use.

May 10 – Curating and Publishing OER Materials - 9:30 am to 10:30 am   

For faculty who wish to adapt existing OER or create their own, how do they get started? And where do they place the content? This webinar will explore a few of the OER platform options available for faculty to house OER content, including LibreTexts, OER Commons, and Pressbooks.   

May 17 – OERI What's Next - 9:30 am to 10:30 am   

After a very busy 1st term, what's next for the ASCCC OER Initiative? What has been accomplished since the Initiative's initial launch, what will be happening over the summer, and what can you expect in the fall? Join us for this end of the term debrief. Bring your questions, observations, and suggestions.


Archived Webinars

Select an option to either view the Webinar in a browser or download a PDF, Word document, or PowerPoint Presentation.

Using MyOpenMath to Support the Implementation of AB 705 and Transfer-level Courses (March 8, 2019) - Webinar | PDF | PDF 

Determining Whether or Not an Online Resource is Accessible - Webinar | PPT 

OER Basics II (February 22, 2019) - Webinar | PPT 

OER Basics I (February 22, 2019) - Webinar | PPT 

OER for Political Science  (February 8, 2019) - Webinar | PPT 

The ASCCC OERI an Overview (February 1, 2019) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for Communications Studies (December 7, 2018) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for Biology (November 30, 2018) - Webinar |PPT 

Open Education Resources for College Success, Personal Growth, and Career Counseling (November 16, 2018) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for Early Childhood Education (November 9, 2018) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for English (November 2, 2018) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for Ready-To-Use Math and Homework Systems (October 26, 2018) - Webinar 

Open Education Resources Basics II (October 19, 2018) - Webinar | PPT 

Open Education Resources for Psychology (October 12, 2018) -  Webinar | PPT | Word 

Open Education Resources Basics I (October 5, 2018) - Webinar | PPT