The OCC Library now has a program where we can buy an ebook version of your textbook (if available) and give students access for free. Unfortunately, we are very restricted in what we can buy – most Pearson/Cengage/etc. titles will not be eligible. However, many books that are assigned to classes that are not traditional format textbooks can be bought! For a full list of what we currently have, visit our free textbook list for OCC: http://libguides.orangecoastcollege.edu/freetexts If you would like your textbook to be checked for eligibility, email Lori Cassidy at email@example.com. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
The OERI is currently seeking faculty to serve in a variety of roles. This application process will create a pool of faculty from which we will select reviewers for newly developed resources, so we have a true need for a faculty from a broad array of disciplines - including those who may or may not have experience with OER.
OERI is seeking new and additional Discipline Leads for the current term, as well as leads for the openly-licensed tools, My Open Math and H5P. Access the application and additional information about the Discipline Lead role. Also, we will soon need reviewers for our RFP 3 projects so please consider serving in this important role.
If you previously submitted an application, we have your information, and you will be considered for any available roles in which you indicated an interest. If you are uncertain as to what roles you indicated in your application, you may either resubmit the application or submit a letter describing your interests and qualifications to the ASCCC OERI.
Both the ASCCC OERI Application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service need to be completed. We accept applications on an on-going basis, but encourage those who are interested to submit as soon as possible to ensure consideration.
The state-wide academic senate is hosting weekly webinars on OER for various disciplines. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the ASCCC website
Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
There are several new OER in political science and more that are under development. With so many moving parts, it is important to know the current state of affairs. In this webinar, we will review what political science OER are currently available and highlight future efforts.
Friday, November 3, 2023 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Are you interested in creating new OER for United States and world history courses? Join us to meet and identify opportunities to collaborate with like-minded historians and discuss how to expand zero-textbook-cost history programs. Presenters will also share the supplementary resources for existing OER.
Friday, November 3, 2023 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
As advances in artificial intelligence create new challenges and opportunities for academia (and society), how can faculty harness the power of AI to create OER? Is it ethical to employ AI to generate content? What can we do and what should we do? Join this session for an exploration of the possibilities and boundaries.
Friday, November 3, 2023 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for an opportunity to share ASL OER updates. We will also provide a space to discuss OER development and the relationship between OER and the statewide push for ZTC (zero-textbook-cost) development. Our conversation will be facilitated in ASL, with interpreters available to support those who need spoken English.
Monday, November 6, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a conversation on hospitality management OER for courses in the discipline’s transfer model curriculum and beyond. We will also provide information on new resources being developed and discuss what OER is still needed for the discipline.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am
What OER exist for counseling courses – and what resources does the counseling discipline need? Join us for a candid conversation regarding the available OER for counseling courses and barriers to OER adoption – real and perceived.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to share your experiences, challenges, and opportunities using OER for physics labs and to hear from others.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
As more individuals are interested in journalism, it’s important to ensure adherence to the discipline’s standards and principles. We must meet student journalists where they are and take them further – in story construction, design layout, and much more. Please join us for a vibrant discussion on OER options, themes, and projects for journalism.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to explore the different types of questions you can create in your MyOpenMath assignments. This webinar will focus particularly on types of questions useful for science, technology and engineering courses.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
How do teachers who assign writing teach about artificial intelligence (AI) text generators? Joel Gladd and Liza Long have developed an OER guide to Writing and Artificial Intelligence in Write What Matters (Pressbooks) that helps students and teachers understand the predictive nature and limitations of large language models like ChatGPT. They invite us to become familiar with these systems and strategies for prompting and citing AI even as we continue to wrestle with the ethical considerations.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
This webinar will give an overview of the numerous OER works in philosophy that cover the most commonly taught courses in the California Community College system.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for this introductory session on English and literature Open Educational Resources. We will explore old and new OER texts, reserving time for questions and discussion. Bring your ideas and experiences to share.
Friday, December 1, 2023 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us in this conversation to review biotechnology OER materials. We will also be looking at new contributions to the discipline as well as the next contributors’ plan.
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The OERI is pleased to offer chemistry OER office hours throughout the term. These office hours will be open to discuss any questions, barriers, or ideas about chemistry and OER.
Thursday, November 2, 9, and 30, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The OERI is pleased to offer English OER office hours. These office hours are a space to ask about OER texts and other materials for English courses.
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Drop in to chat about the OERI IDEA Framework. This space is for anyone using the framework to assess existing OER materials, to create new OER, or to discuss all things IDEA. Join your IDEA colleagues to ask questions, get feedback, or brainstorm.
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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.
Register for Math OER Office Hour on Thursday, November 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register for Math OER Office Hour on Friday, November 17, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Register for Math OER Office Hour on Tuesday, November 28, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register for Math OER Office Hour on Wednesday, December 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Looking for a place to discuss your Open Educational Resources (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) experiences and challenges? Interested in how your colleagues are mapping their ZTC data and prioritizing their work? Curious to learn how others are creating ZTC plans that avoid duplication and ensure sustainability? Join the OERI and your OER Liaison colleagues to explore the topics that are top of mind.
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The OERI is pleased to offer Psychology OER office hours. These office hours will be a space to discuss any questions or ideas about psychology and OER.
Register for Psychology OER Office hour on Monday, November 13, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register for Psychology OER Office hour on Wednesday, November 29, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Register for Psychology OER Office hour on Tuesday, December 12, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm