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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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The ASCCC Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative CANVAS was funded in trailer bill language during the summer of 2018. Preparations for its launch were made during the fall 2018 term and this state-wide faculty-led effort had its kick-off with a webinar on February 1, 2019. This page will serve as a collection of resources related to the structure and development of the OERI.

Upcoming Webinars:

October 3, 2019 - Finding OER - and Can you Create a Hybrid? - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


How do you find OER to incorporate into your courses and can you mix open resources with those that carry a traditional copyright? Join us for an overview of how - and where - to search for resources and a discussion of effective approaches to mixing resources that are licensed differently.

October 10, 2019 - Finding Body Parts - OER for Anatomy - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


Disciplines that rely on visual content can create a unique challenge when adopting OER. This interactive session will discuss approaches to addressing this challenge in the specific context of an anatomy course.

October 17, 2019 - Sharing Your OER - From creating it to letting other people judge your baby - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


After authoring a resource that you intend to make open, how do you get past your shyness about sharing it and contributing to the OER universe? This session will explore the topic from varied perspectives, including one author’s journey, approaches to providing effective feedback, and a discussion of how the OERI can help.

October 24, 2019 - Creative Commons, Copyright, and Fair Use - Why do we need OER? - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


What is the difference between free content, open content, and fair use? Educators often overestimate what they can do with the fair use copyright exception and underestimate their options with open resources.  Join us to learn about the requirements of fair use as well as how to interpret Creative Commons licenses.   

October 31, 2019 - Open Forum - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


Each month we will reserve one webinar to be an “open forum”. We’ll be prepared to discuss the latest hot topics from our vantage point and ready and willing to hear - and discuss - what’s on your mind.

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