CCCOER Celebrates 10th Anniversary
By: Open Education Consortium
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;
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;
2011, CCCOER became part of the global Open Education Consortium, which promotes and supports open education worldwide, providing direct contact with, and greater visibility in, the global open education movement.
2016, CCCOER became the lead partner in developing a community of practice for Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative. As the largest project to-date, it encompasses 38 colleges in 13 states, and provides direct support to community colleges seeking to develop full degrees using only open educational resources.
2017, CCCOER began supporting the California Community Colleges' Zero-Textbook-
In 10 years, CCCOER membership has grown to include colleges in 27 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces with 10 statewide memberships representing hundreds of colleges in North America. Browse retrospectives from our supporters and members from the last decade. (https://www.cccoer.org/
Activities of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources are generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Achieving the Dream, the California Community Colleges' Zero-Textbook-
About The Open Education Consortium (http://www.oeconsortium.org/
The Open Education Consortium is a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. OEC is a non-profit, social benefit organization registered in the United States and operating worldwide.
About Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (https://www.cccoer.org/
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. We believe that these practices will expand student access to education while supporting academic freedom and faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials. Our membership spans colleges in 27 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. CCCOER is part of the global Open Education Consortium.
Susan Huggins, Open Education Consortium