Open Ed Week at San José City College


SJCC faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a one-day, two-hour celebration of Open Education Week 2018. The party is on Wednesday, March 7, in the Library’s computer lab, L-206. There will be two one-hour presentations and light refreshments!

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March 7 | 12-1 pm | Library, L-206
OER: Canvas/Google Drive
Providing Equity and Accessibility to All Students

Facilitator: Lorraine Levy, Psychology Instructor

Description: Finding and integrating quality Open Educational Resources (OER) may be more challenging and time consuming than signing up for pre-selected course materials through a publisher. However, by using Canvas and Google Drive you can quickly create your own class support materials and engaging activities which cost students nothing! Think of the potential for every student to have access to all course materials on the first day of class. This workshop provides background on OER, shows you where to find high quality resources, and explains how to connect Google Drive and Canvas together for easy grading and posting of student assignments. You will need a Google account and access to a Canvas course shell to get the full benefits of this hands-on session.

March 7 | 1-2 pm | Library, L-206
CCC OEI OER: An Alphabet Soup of Free(dom)
Facilitator: Susan Hines, Dean
Library, Learning Resources & Distance Education

Description: In fall 2017, the California Community College (CCC) Open Education Initiative (OEI) released to the Canvas Commons more than 30 Canvas course shells pre-loaded with Open Educational Resources (OER) that can be adopted by faculty throughout California and across the world. These materials are freely available and fine examples of the 5Rs of OER: Faculty may retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute anything in the course! This hands-on session explains where to mine this instructional gold, how to download the choice nuggets, and why you should always share the wealth.