Spring OER Regional Meeting - South

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is holding an OER Regional meeting in Southern California at Rio Hondo College 3600 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA. 90601 on February 9, 2018

The general session will take place in The Campus Inn. The breakout sessions will be in the Learning Resource Center. There will be signage on campus pointing attendees in the right direction(s).

Parking: Attendees please use the student lots at RHC. The student lots are the closest parking to the meeting space and there will be no ticketing in the student lot.

ASCCC’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force is pleased to announce this regional event intended to update faculty regarding efforts to expand the use of OER in our colleges and to inform faculty at all levels in their OER experience, from the novice seeking to identify OER for their classroom, to the advanced user looking to facilitate OER adoption at the college. The interactive program will provide information, seek your feedback, and offer opportunities for networking.

Target Audience: Faculty who wish to learn more about OER, faculty who are currently using OER, and faculty involved in leading local OER efforts. The program is intended to appeal to anyone who has an interest in OER, no matter how new or how advanced.


  • Increase awareness and use of OER.
  • Identify - and remove - barriers to the use of OER.
  • Inform faculty of current status and best practices of OER at our colleges and report from the work of the OER Task Force.
  • Provide an opportunity for faculty with an interest in OER to network.
  • Share strategies for mainstreaming OER.

Theme: Student Equity

What is one way faculty can ensure all students have equitable learning experiences?   





Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
OER Mythbusting February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Student Equity, The California Community Colleges and OER: The Present and Future of OER in the CCCs February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Introduction to OER February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
OER Ancillaries: A Community Model February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Student Voices Videos February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Course Schedule Work-Around February 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Finding OER – Search Strategie February 9, 2018 - 12:45pm



9am – 10am Networking - a light breakfast will be served.

10am – 10:45am Welcome and Opening General Session – Student Equity, The California Community Colleges and OER: The Present and Future of OER in the CCCs

10:45am-11am Student Voices

11am – 12pm Faculty Panel – Successes and Challenges with Adopting OER

12pm – 12:45pm Lunch

12:50pm – 1:50pm Breakout Session I

Beginner - Finding OER – Search Strategies

This will be a hands-on workshop focused on search strategies for finding OER. We will search and discuss the benefits and challenges with some of the most useful OER repositories.

Intermediate - Sharing Resources and Identifying Needs

Designed for those already using OER, this breakout will focus on needs and support for instructors and how OER discipline networks across the state are being developed.

Mainstreaming OER – Increasing the use of OER at the local level. Information will be shared on strategies proven to increase OER use with opportunities for questions and discussion.

Introduction to MyOpenMath: How to use an existing OER Math template course with minimal customization.  Introduction from the student perspective, overview of the calendar and gradebook, setting due dates, uploading a syllabus and importing into Canvas.  Brief overview of ZTC Math Project

1:55 – 2:45pm - Breakout Session II

Intermediate MyOpenMath: Creating and modifying Math assignments, item analysis and email feedback, video assignments and gradebook settings.  

Gaining Campus Buy-In for an OER Initiative

Once individual faculty adopt OER, who else needs to be involved in order to develop a lasting OER initiative? Join a facilitated discussion about how to engage your bookstore, student government, academic affairs, and potential funders.

Myths and Facts about OER

Common myths, resistance, and challenges to OER will be presented along with facts and solutions.

Discipline Networking

Opportunity for discussion of resources, challenges, and solutions with faculty of similar discipline at other colleges.

2:50 – 3:00pm – Closing General Sessio