Save the date for the 2021 Cal OER Conference, held virtually on August 4 - 6. This event is free and open to everyone.
Cal OER will focus on OER efforts and impact, broadly defined, across the state of California and especially across the state’s three public higher education systems, the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California.
Would you like a desk copy of your OER textbook? The library can help! We can buy a desk copy of most OER for you and a copy for the library reserve as well. Contact Lori Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
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 state-wide academic senate is hosting weekly webinars on OER for various disciplines. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the ASCCC website.
Discipline Webinars – Each of our Discipline Webinars is intended to provide an overview of the available OER in the discipline, focusing on text-equivalents, when available. Hosted by OERI Discipline Leads, each webinar is also intended to provide a forum for discipline faculty to share their needs.
Friday, May 7, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Friday, May 7, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Register for a LibreTexts instructor account. (Required to participate.)
Friday, May 14th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The ASCCC OERI is pleased to announce its first OER event designed exclusively for counselors. The Blueprint for Counseling Success Conference will provide an introduction to OER, showcase the Blueprint for Success OER text series and other OER for counseling, and provide an opportunity for counselors to share OER specific to their discipline.
The Blueprint for Counseling Success Preliminary Program is now available.
This conference is free, but space is limited. Register for Blueprint for Counseling Success.
Friday, May 14, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Friday, May 14, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
In the April OER and English webinar, many OER resources for English were introduced, but there was not sufficient time for questions and discussion. This webinar will provide an opportunity for further discussion of English OER and literature materials. The OER and English archive is available for viewing and the OER and English resources page has been updated.
Friday, May 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Friday, May 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Questions? Ideas? Join us in this Open Forum where you direct the conversation.
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.