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 Webinars:

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

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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.

May 30 – Curating and Publishing OER Resources - An In-Depth Look at Three Platforms - 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Are you considering developing an OER text-equivalent or creating one by curating existing OER? These three webinars are a follow-up to an introductory webinar that introduced attendees to these platforms. In each of these one-hour sessions, a platform will be explored with a focus on the user experience. Topics to be addressed will include usability, accessibility, print options, attributions, available integrations, collaboration options, and interfacing with Canvas. Join us for one, two, or all three (please note separate registration is required for each meeting).
9am -10am Pressbooks link to
10am - 11am  OER Commons link to
11am - 12pm LibreTexts link to

Archived Webinars:

Curating and Publishing OER Materials (May 10, 2019) - Webinar | PPT | PPT

OER for Librarians - A Crash Course (May 3, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

Geography (April 26, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

Computer Science (April 12, 2019) - Webinar

Foreign Languages (April 5, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

Economics (March 29, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

LibreText "Freeing" the Textbook (March 22, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

Anthropology (March 15, 2019)- Webinar | PPT

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) - WebinarPPT

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

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

Open Education Resources for Early Childhood Education (November 9, 2018) - WebinarPPT

Open Education Resources for English (November 2, 2018) - WebinarPPT

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

Open Education Resources Basics II (October 19, 2018) - WebinarPPT 

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

Open Education Resources Basics I (October 5, 2018) - WebinarPPT