Upcoming OERI Webinars and Events
The ASCCC OERI provides professional development regarding OER via webinars, visits to colleges, events, and presentations. During the academic year, weekly webinars provide a forum to share discipline-based information as well as information on specific topics related to OER advocacy, adoption, and development. Live webinars provide an opportunity for the OERI to hear from faculty at the colleges and our archived webinars serve as a useful library of resources.
During Spring 2024, the OERI’s twice monthly webinars (Friday Forums) will be on the 1st and 3rd Friday starting in February. There are expectations with February 23 and April for Spring Plenary session. The final one of the term will be on May 3rd.
The ASCCC OERI will provide automated captioning for all webinars and OER Liaison events (i.e., conversations, orientations, and webinars). If you would like to request a live human closed captioner for any of our offerings, please contact us by e-mail at least 10 business days in advance.
Looking for CCCCO-hosted webinars related to ZTC, OER, and/or coding? Please see our OER and ZTC page. Access this page directly using tinyurl.com/OERI-Archives.
Show Upcoming OERI Webinars and Events
- Open Educational Resources (OER) Curation and Advanced Licensing
Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
How do you remix and attribute content with different licenses? How are collections and remixes different and why does it matter? This interactive session is intended for those who are familiar with the Creative Commons licenses and would like to expand their understanding. Bring your questions and licensing challenges.
- Mythbusting: Addressing Misconceptions About Open Educational Resources (OER)
Friday, March 1, 2024 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
“But my course won’t articulate if I use OER.” “OER is just too complicated to use.” “OER is just not as good.” “There isn’t OER in my discipline.” “I just can’t give up the ancillary materials that come with my book.” Join us to learn the truth behind these and other common myths and misunderstandings about Open Educational Resources.
- Math OER Office Hours
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The OERI is pleased to offer a series of math open educational resources (OER) office hours throughout the term. These office hours will serve as a Q&A session where attendees bring in their math OER needs, requests, and questions. Attendees can also use this space to receive guidance and ask questions pertaining to MyOpenMath.
- Communication Studies Open Educational Resources (OER) Projects and Cohort Work
Monday, March 11, 2024 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join communication studies faculty to review available OER, find out about in-progress or recently completed OER projects, and identify gaps in the available OER. Let’s also explore common needs that may be best addressed through cross-district collaboration. This will be a casual and collaborative discussion of how to move our discipline ahead in our efforts to create affordable pathways for our students.
- Open Educational Resources (OER) for Psychology: Strong and Getting Stronger
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
While some colleges are working on establishing zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) psychology pathways by using OER, other colleges have already done so. What OER are available to make your psychology associate degree for transfer (ADT) ZTC? Join us to discuss available OER and what you need to achieve ZTC for the courses you teach.
- Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Open Educational Resources (OER): Walking Through Available OER for the ECE Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Despite – or because of – the wealth of resources available for ECE (and child development), many colleges are using grant funds to establish zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) ECE ADTs. Further, many of the ECE ADT foundational courses are also required in other degrees and certificates so getting these courses to ZTC will benefit more students than just those pursuing ECE ADTs. In this webinar we will explore the resources available for teaching the eight courses needed to establish ZTC ECE ADT.
- Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Open Educational Resources (OER): Videos and Other Hard-to-Find Content.
Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am
More ECE OER has become available over the last few years. Unfortunately, some content is still hard-to-find. Join us for a conversation about places to look and come share the treasures you have found in your own searching.
- Rock and Mineral Collections for Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) Geology Lab Courses: Help Determine our Strategy
Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Physical geology lab courses generally include robust rock and mineral identification components, requiring an alignment between the content of the lab manual and the resources the college has available to teach the lab. How do we ensure that available ZTC lab manuals meet the needs of all the colleges? Please join us to help determine how to achieve this. We will investigate pertinent questions such as: Are images of rocks and minerals sufficient? Do we all already own the same resources, such as Ward’s Washington School rock and mineral box? We will also introduce the Geology OER collection and discuss OERs currently in development.
- True Access: Ensuring Student Access to Course Resources on Day 1
Friday, March 15, 2024 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
There are some students who can’t access course resources because of delays in financial aid or other funding sources. What if you could provide students with the time they need to purchase your commercial text? While adopting open educational resources (OER) may not be an option for all courses or may simply not be something you’re ready to do, the value of removing cost-barriers to first-day access to course resources is obvious. Join us for a discussion of sustainable approaches to ensuring equitable access to course materials on the first day.
- Hospitality Management and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
While hospitality management programs across the California Community Colleges vary widely, the existence of C-ID descriptors for hospitality management associate degrees for transfer (ADT) provides a mechanism for identifying comparable courses across the colleges – and assists in the development of resources that meet statewide needs. Join this conversation to learn about the available OER and share your own OER needs.
- Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC), Open Educational Resources (OER), and Political Science Cohort: What Can I Expect?
Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The ZTC Acceleration Grant Collaboration Cohorts established by the ASCCC OERI will increase the use of OER by ensuring an awareness of openly-licensed texts and ancillaries as well as, hopefully, lead to the development new resources. This webinar will provide an opportunity to share the resources and needs identified through the gathering of ZTC data from the cohort members – and a place to discuss potential collaborations.
- Biotechnology and Open Educational Resources (OER): Collecting Material for Curation and Creation
Friday, March 22, 2024 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us in this conversation to explore curated examples of expanded and developed material in biotechnology. Our goals for our time together are to share ideas and materials and set up collaborations with colleagues.
- Anti-Racism in Action: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Framework Basics Training
Friday, March 22, 2024 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Using Open Educational Resources (OER) is an important element of student equity efforts at all of our colleges. Join us for a hands-on training to learn how you can use the OERI IDEA Framework to ensure your course materials reflect anti-racist and culturally-relevant pedagogy. In this training, we will review the IDEA Framework and explore how it can be used as an assessment tool for OER. Remember, equity is a journey and not a destination. Let’s keep going!
- Open Educational Resources (OER) for Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology
Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
An analysis of zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) data obtained from California Community Colleges (CCC) reveals that the biology courses that commonly are needed for allied health pathways are being taught with OER at some colleges and that others have found the available resources lacking. What resources are CCC faculty using – and how have they addressed common complaints about the available OER? Join us to consider the available resources and discuss potential approaches to increasing OER adoption across the CCCs.
- Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) Labs – Lab-Specific Challenges and Solutions
Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Labs are commonly reported to be one of the most challenging types of courses to get to ZTC. While openly-licensed lab manuals may be available, what do you do when printing is a must? Are the images in that open educational resource (OER) lab manual of sufficient quality? What is needed to make your homegrown lab manual OER? Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion of the unique barriers to establishing ZTC lab sections and approaches to overcoming them.
Archived OERI Webinars
All formal OERI Webinars are archived. In the event that a webinar is repeated, one archive will typically be made available. If you are ever interested in the slides used for a webinar, please contact us.