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Does OER usage improve teaching practice, foster open policies at institutions, and make access to education more equitable? These oer hub open universityare the hypotheses that the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources(CCCOER) has been investigating in collaboration with the OER Research Hub at Open University. Through the use of faculty surveys and interviews with college administrators and leaders from over 20 community colleges, data has been Tacoma Collegegathered on teaching practices and perceptions of how open and online educational resources enhance student learning and foster institutional open policies. We will also hear from Tacoma Community College’s “The Liberated Project” student voices on how students benefit directly from OER and the major role they can play in OER adoption.
Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free webinar on Wed, April 9, 11:00 am (PT), 2:00 pm (ET) featuring:
• Dr. Rob Farrow, lead researcher for the community college collaboration at the OER Research Hub project. Dr. Farrow will share his year-long journey including many visits to U.S. community colleges to observe and interview administrators, faculty, and students engaged in open education practice and advocacy.
* Quill West, OER director and faculty librarian at Tacoma Community College created the Liberated Project to share student voices in the OER adoption process. The talk will feature “The Liberated,” students who have taken courses where OER are used instead of textbooks and also will describe how to invite students to add their voices to the evidence that OER has a positive impact on teaching and learning.