A Model for OER Development: A Faculty-Driven ApproachThis presentation presented at WTCR OER Symposium Fall 2021 will showcase the historical perspective of OER inception and will highlight the Open-Access Team, the faculty-driven OER Pathway Model for adopting/adapting of OER to courses at MATC, OER curriculum development and faculty support and the challenges faced with growing OER at a large technical college.. Facilitators: Thomas Kalluvila, Elaine Strachota, Cheryl Moser, & Thomas Haslett
Milwaukee Area Technical College
CCCOER Webinar: Culture Shift to Academic FreedomOpen Education gives faculty the academic freedom to find, adapt, and create materials that are focused on how and what their students need to learn and be successful in their courses. It takes time and a different approach to your teaching practice. No longer limited by a commercial textbook’s outline of topic materials and lack of access by a significant percentage of their students, a faculty member can engage their students in more meaningful and effective learning experiences. Hear from faculty, an administrator, and a student who are engaged in this sometimes challenging culture shift to reduce inequity and grow our pedagogical practices.
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 pm PDT/3 pm EDT
Alisa Cooper, English Faculty, Glendale Community College
Barbara Gooch, Student at Volunteer State Community College and OpenStax Intern
William Hoag, Library Director, Roxbury Community College
Veronica Howard, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
Matthew Bloom, English Faculty, Faculty-in-Residence OER Coordinator, Scottsdale Community College/Maricopa Community Colleges
Faculty looking for alternatives to textbooks should check out OER’s Faculty Resources Folder, which includes a list of facilitators, resources and handouts available.
Courses and Conferences
ZERD 209 - Exploring OER - 1 creditThis course will introduce the participants to open education resources (OER), explore the OER tools and provide roadmap to adapt existing courses to OER platform. The course will provide a thorough examination of open pedagogical practices in making education affordable, innovative and student centered for lifelong learning. The course will enhance the knowledge of participants including but not limited to the open resources available in the area of interest, copyright and creative commons, steps to adapt courses to OER, peer collaboration and Wisconsin Technical College System resources to support OER innovations.
CCCOER Fall webinar seriesThis series is free and open to the open education community and we encourage you to invite your colleagues to attend or better yet watch together and continue the discussion afterward.
National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa was among the first three Language Resource Centers established by the U.S. Department of Education. Over the past 27 years, the Hawai‘i NFLRC has distinguished itself as a venue for local, national, and international conferences. NFLRC collaborates both locally and nationally on a number of initiatives, for example, developing models of distributed learning which combine distance and face-to-face instruction. Throughout the year, NFLRC hosts and co-hosts local and national conferences and workshops, often with a focus on technology.
Open Education Conference 2020 RecordingsThe Open Education Conference (“OpenEd”) is an annual convening for sharing and learning about open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education. This dynamic gathering celebrates the core values of open education that strive to realize education ecosystems that are accessible, affordable, equitable and inclusive to everyone, regardless of their background. These recordings were from 2020 held virtually November 9-13, 2020.
OE LATAM has launched a series of surveys to gather information on the open education initiatives that are being developed in the region and to learn more about the open educators who are activating them.
The purpose of the survey series is to know about, highlight and celebrate the efforts of the open education OELATAM community to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer that ensures open, accessible, and quality education. There are two surveys to choose from (or take them both!).
The results of this research will be integrated into a report on the OE Global State of Open Education in Latin America. Help us to map the region!