Open Education Keynote with Cable Green – event recording

We had the privilege of having Cable Green, of Creative Commons, on campus March 4, to discuss Open Educational Resources. While he was here, Cable met with administrators, and faculty, gave a keynote address, and even joined a Chemeketa delegation who testified before the Oregon Legislature, about Open Educational Resources and textbook pricing. You can watch his keynote session: Open Education:  The Moral, Business and Policy Case for Open Educational Resources.   Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons, works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open educational resources, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain the education they desire. Cable has 15 years of academic technology, online learning and open education experience and recently led a project to build and share a general education curriculum under the CC BY license. Cable holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University and tweets *@cgreen*

OCCDLA – OER Regional Conferences: Registration Open 

Be a champion. Use open resources to reduce student costs The Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association is sponsoring a series of regional workshops to provide faculty, administrators, and other community college stakeholders information about how setting achievable targets and reaching those milestones in this important effort to support student success, with the use of Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources (OER’s) are materials that are freely available on the web or in the library. OER’s benefit students immediately through cost savings and can be a great vehicle for faculty looking for new ways to refocus their teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas on quality content, effective teaching practices, and institutional needs in order to move OER from a great idea to implementation. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and other community college stakeholders are invited to attend a lively discussion on s Please consider attending, if you are new to OER, have found ways to reduce student costs in your course, or already the greatest champion of open resources on your campus, we want to talk with you. This one-day workshop will be offered on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Lane Community College, Eugene, Center for Meeting & Learning Early Bird registration: April 13   The keynote speaker for the event is, Paul Golisch, who is a developmental math instructor as well as Dean of Information Technology at Paradise Valley Community College. He is an instructional technology innovator and advocate

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Presentation Proposals Open for Quality Matters NW Conference

Have an impact!  Submit your presentation proposal for the Quality Matters Works in the Great Pacific Northwest Conference and help guide the future of learning and improve course quality. Your conference presentation can offer educators and administrators in your region valuable insight into how you’ve been implementing QM, the successes and challenges you’ve encountered and how you’ve integrated QM into your institution’s processes. We’re accepting proposals for the Northwest Regional Conference, “Designing for Impact”, now through January 12. The Conference is April 9–10 at the Doubletree Seattle Airport. Your presentation can help guide the future of education. Besides having the chance to influence the QM Community, the benefits of presenting at the conference include: Receive lowest available pricing Gain visibility for your work, ideas and/or methods that incorporate QM Standards Gain credibility for grant-funding Submit your proposal before the January 12 deadline. How do you submit your proposal? It’s simple: Choose your track. Options include: QM Implementation Models Designing for All Learners Strategies and Applications for Meeting QM Standards at the Course Level QM-Focused Research QM Beyond the Online Classroom Choose a presentation format; Assemble your proposal information: title, learning objectives, brief description, and full description. ___ QM Works in the Great Pacific Northwest 2015! April 9-10, Seattle, WA  – Call for proposals now open