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Upcoming Workshops

This term the ASCCC OERI Weekly Webinars will be on Thursdays at 1 p.m. They will be archived:

October 10, 2019 - Finding Body Parts - OER for Anatomy - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

October 17, 2019 - Sharing Your OER - From creating it to letting other people judge your baby - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

October 24, 2019 - Creative Commons, Copyright, and Fair Use - Why do we need OER? - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

October 31, 2019 - Open Forum - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

OERi In-Person Discipline Meetings

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) is hosting discipline convenings this October. Here is your chance to attend a meeting to share OER resources, discuss OER needs and/or develop OER for your discipline. This event is free to attend and a light breakfast, as well as lunch, will be provided. Faculty who teach in the following disciplines are needed:

  • Accounting

  • Anthropology

  • Biology

  • Math

  • Music

  • Nursing

  • Psychology

Southern, CA
Register Now!
Where: Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA, 92840
When: October 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Archived Webinars

Finding OER - and Can you Create a Hybrid? (October 3, 2019) - Webinar

Open Forum (September 26, 2019) - Webinar

Introduction to OER Advocacy - How to Stop Talking to Yourself (September 19, 2019) - Webinar

OER/ZTC, Equity, and Beyond (September 12, 2019) - Webinar

ZTC Vs OER Vs No-Cost (September 5, 2019) - Webinar

LibreTexts How-to (June 26, 2019) - Webinar

OER Commons How-to (June 27, 2019) - Webinar

Pressbooks How-to (June 27, 2019) - Webinar

Curating and Publishing OER Resources - An In-Depth Look (May 30, 2019)

OERI What's Next (May 17, 2019) - Webinar | PPT

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) - WebinarPPT

Economics (March 29, 2019) - WebinarPPT

LibreText "Freeing" the Textbook (March 22, 2019) - WebinarPPT

Anthropology (March 15, 2019)- WebinarPPT

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 - WebinarPPT

OER Basics II (February 22, 2019) - WebinarPPT

OER Basics I (February 22, 2019) - WebinarPPT

OER for Political Science (February 8, 2019) - WebinarPPT

The ASCCC OERI an Overview (February 1, 2019) - WebinarPPT

Open Education Resources for Communications Studies (December 7, 2018) - WebinarPPT

Open Education Resources for Biology (November 30, 2018) - WebinarPPT

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) - WebinarPPTWord

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

9/6/2018: On SMC campus: Helping students battle against publishers rising textbook costs and allowing faculty to cherry-pick. In M104 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m

9/7/2018: Online @one Open and Equity-Minded Course Development 1-1:50 p.m.

9/28/2018: Introduction to OER and Open Access by Butte College from 12-2 p.m.

10/12/2018: Licensing and Search Strategies by Butte College from 12-2 p.m.

11/9/2018: Universal Design and Accessibility by Butte College from 12-2 p.m.

12/14/2018: Curation using Pressbooks and Open Pedagogy by Butte College from 12-2 p.m.

Past Workshops

SMC Flex Day

3/14/2019 workshops @10:10-11:10 a.m. & 1-2 p.m. HSS 104.

Download the Flex Day Flier


May 21, 2019

by Angie Misaghi, ZTCD Equity Champion & SMC OER Team Member.

This workshop explains what OER and ZTCD is all about.

View the OER Workshop handout.

Open Online Course on OER

June 1-15, 2018

A global mini-MOOC (massive open online course) called Making Sense of Open Education will take place through the OpenLearn UK Moodle platform. The course will consist of short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. The purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of open educational resources (OER) as part of post-secondary teaching and learning in Canada and globally. Topics will include OER, open educational practices (OEP), copyright and the Creative Commons licenses, and open tools for adaptation. A variety of experienced open educators, and friends from global regions will participate and support learning and sharing opportunities. Daily lessons will take approximately 30 minutes to complete with a targeted (and hopefully fun) daily practice opportunity to apply what you are learning. The course team and others that have already signed up look forward to your participation.

There is no cost to participate in the course. The full set of course modules will be made available on the course front page June 1 for you to download, save, and adapt as you desire if you prefer to take the course in a self-directed way.

Questions? Contact the Course Lead and Researcher, Jenni Hayman:

Information on "Making Sense of Open Education" course.

Introduction to Open Educational Resource (OER) Course

Butte Community College

This is a series of 4 workshops that will help you find and identify Free and Open Resources for your classes. We will also discuss Open Licensing, Open Pedagogy, Accessibility, and curation of resources. Workshops are Fridays (3/9, 4/6, 4/13, 5/4 2018) from 12 – 2 p.m. PT.

By completing all 4 workshops and some homework, you can earn an “Introduction to OER” Certificate.
Email Suzanne Wakim for more information.

Survey Gizmo Workshops

Session 1 – Wednesday, May 9 @ 1 p.m. PDT covers Building Survey Questions, Logic & Piping, Actions and Style and Branding: Survey Gizmo Recording Session 1

Session 2 – Wednesday, May 16 @ 1 p.m. PDT covers Testing & Distribution, Email Campaigns, Reports & Exports, and Open Text Analysis: Survey Gizmo Recording Session 2

Helpful Documentation

Other Workshops