Track Session Type

Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives

Presentation Type

Panel Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Administrator, Staff

Session Abstract

Learn about how passionate Early Childhood Education faculty from two different California Community Colleges recognized a need for greater collaboration to create OER/ZTC pathway for students and how they continue to work to sustain these efforts, growing OER/ZTC adoption on the way.

Objectives of the Session

Recognize the value of cross institution collaboration in creation and curation of OER

Investigate free and low cost options for sustaining OER collaboration

Full Description of the Session

The presenters will share how they are supporting collaboration in creating Open Educational Resources for Early Childhood Education/Child Development, a discipline with very little existing OER. Attendees will hear about techniques such as hosting free working summits that offer virtual attendance, using Google Groups, hosting twice monthly webinar based conversations, and working with Rebus.

Presenter Bios

Jennifer Paris is a full-time faculty member in Early Childhood Education at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. She is a Regional Lead for the OER Initiative for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. She is currently leading the department on their Zero Textbook Cost grant creating OER textbooks for their eight core courses (and co-authoring three of the books). She is helping lead a discipline-wide collaboration in collecting and creating ZTC and OER content for Early Childhood Education and Child Development. Jennifer has hosted two ECE OER Summits and oversees an ECE OER Collaboration Google Group. This work meshes well with her passion for student success, instructional excellence, and equity.

Amanda Taintor currently serves as the faculty coordinator of instructional design and distance education for Reedley College including Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community College Center. In addition to this position, Amanda has also assumed the role of student learning outcome (SLO) coordinator. She is a Regional Lead for the OER Initiative for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Prior to these roles Amanda taught as a full time child development instructor for 8 years at Reedley College.

Location

165

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Start Date

22-5-2019 2:05 PM

End Date

22-5-2019 2:30 PM

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Building and Sustaining Discipline Collaboration: An Early Childhood Education’s Grassroots Example

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The presenters will share how they are supporting collaboration in creating Open Educational Resources for Early Childhood Education/Child Development, a discipline with very little existing OER. Attendees will hear about techniques such as hosting free working summits that offer virtual attendance, using Google Groups, hosting twice monthly webinar based conversations, and working with Rebus.