Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force

The ASCCC Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force will identify ways to institutionalize the use of OER in the California Community Colleges (CCCs). The OER Task Force will advocate for the sustainable use of high quality OER resources and will develop a comprehensive OER plan that is informed by a needs assessment; the current availability of OER resources; and barriers to the use of OER. The OER Task Force will explore developing a repository of accessible resources of OER materials and other ancillaries for CCC faculty.

Through recommendations to the Executive Committee, the OER Task Force will facilitate the use of OER and provide professional development and guidance to faculty in developing and implementing OER materials.

Upcoming committee meetings

Title Event Date Location
OER Webinar - Communication Studies December 7, 2018 -
9:30am to 10:30am
OER Webinar - Biology November 30, 2018 -
9:30am to 10:30am

On September 22, 2017, the ASCCC held a webinar on Open Educational Resources.  The presenter, Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director of Institutional Relations at OpenStax, shared her experience working with colleges and universities across the country to outline the key components of a successful OER initiative. She covered key metrics, real-world examples of successful strategies, and suggestions on how to adapt an OER initiative to your specific budget and campus culture.  This event has been archived and is available via this link.  

In preparation for launching the statewide Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI), the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is hosting weekly OER webinars on Fridays at 9:30ambeginning October 5, 2018.  Archived versions of the webinars can be found below.

Open Educational Resources Basics I Webinar - October 5, 2018 

Psychology OER– Friday, October 12, 2018

Open Educational Resources Basics II Webinar - October 19, 2018

OER Ready-to-use Math & Homework Systems - October 26, 2018

English OER - November 2, 2018

Communication Studies OER - November 9, 2018

OER College Success - November 16, 2018