Share Your Experience in a Previous Open Education Week

Have you participated in Open Education Week before? Or have you offered an Open Education Week activity? When? What was it? How was it?

Share your experience here! It can help others new to the event understand how it works and what to expect.

CCCOER has been participating in Open Education week for years, and we have archives on our website going back to 2014! Below is a rundown of what we have done in the past - since 2014 we have held a total of 25 OE Week webinars! Go big or go home, I guess.

Did you participate in any of these events? Comment and let us know your thoughts.

Community College OER Showcases

CCCOER held 3 webinars featuring innovative community college OER projects from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, California, and Virginia. You can check out the archives to hear from faculty, librarians, program managers, deans, and curriculum developers involved in college-wide, district-wide, and state-wide projects to support the adoption of OER and open textbooks to expand access and enhance teaching and learning.

  1. Washington’s OER Faculty Training and Lane College’s OER Faculty Fellowship Program
  2. Maricopa Millions OER Project, Kaleidoscope at Cerritos College, and Northern Virginia’s OER-based General Education Program
  3. Scottsdale College’s OER Math Program and Tacoma College’s Liberate Project

OER Adoption to Scale – Highlights from 4 States

A panel of OER college leaders from Arizona, California, Virginia, and Washington states shared how they grew their OER projects into successful multi-disciplinary programs with full OER degree pathways. Watch the archive to hear about lessons learned from building OER teams of faculty, staff, and students to expand access and improve learning outcomes.

OER Adoption – Student Voices Panel and Campus Faculty Development

This webinar highlighted successful OER adoption at colleges through structured, public student-faculty dialogues on costs of textbooks and a campus-wide faculty development effort to create awareness of existing open educational resources.

Expanding OER Adoption in Michigan, Oregon, & California

Hear from two OER librarians and a faculty member who are successfully growing awareness and adoption of open educational resources. They share the successes and challenges of coordinating statewide efforts and influencing their colleagues to adopt OER in their courses.

OER Degrees Emerge in Maryland & Texas

Achieving the Dream launched an OER Degree Initiative in 2016 with 38 colleges in 13 states who were tassel with developing entire degree pathways where traditional textbooks have been replaced with open educational resources. Austin Community College and Montgomery Community College are two of the colleges that participated in this transformation to enhance teaching and learning and share research on the impact on student success and cost.

Ten OER Degree and Adoption Showcases

Check out our OE Week Tour de Force from TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES in SEVEN STATES who have developed OER Degree or OER Adoption Programs that have significantly impacted their students’ access to instructional materials and given faculty the freedom to customize their instructional materials to better meet the needs of their students.

Community Colleges featured:

  1. Pima Community College
  2. Houston Community College
  3. Tidewater Community College
  4. Maricopa Millions
  5. Salt Lake Community College (Open SLCC)
  6. Lansing Community College
  7. Austin Community College
  8. Central Virginia Community College
  9. West Hills College Lemoore (California Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree)
  10. Ivy Tech Community College

Faculty Dialogues: Sociology, Administration of Justice, English, Philosophy, & Math

CCCOER held five webinars where faculty in a specific discipline discussed the intricacies of teaching OER in that subject


  • Sociology
  • Administration of Justice
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Math

Open Education Week 2020 (OEWeek) webinars

For OE Week 2020, CCCOER hosted three webinars:

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