Rezul News - CCCOER Celebrates 10th Anniversary - 10353515
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"CONCORD, Mass. - Jan. 11, 2018 - Rezul -- The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) celebrates ten years of promoting awareness of and driving the adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. Founded in 2007 at the Foothill-De Anza College District by Chancellor Dr. Martha Kanter, who later served as Undersecretary of Education for President Obama, on the belief that adoption of open educational resources would expand educational access for the millions of community college students in the US, while supporting academic freedom and faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials.
CCCOER is recognized as an all-encompassing community of practice for open education providing resources, support, and opportunities to collaborate in learning, planning, and implementing successful open educational programs at community and technical colleges in North America. Activities include sharing best practices through workshops, free webinars, online advocacy events and conferences; maintaining a community email list for news, ideas, queries and support; and showcasing open education projects and their benefits for students and faculty.
10-Year Highlights 2008 –
2011, a key award-winning project was the College Open Textbooks Collaborative hosted at the Foothill-De Anza College district that included an innovative train-the-trainer network of community college faculty and administrators; catalog of over 750 open textbooks with many peer and accessibility reviews; and research on OER impact on students and faculty at community colleges...."