OER Week

OER Week

SDCCD Open education resources webinars and events

March 6 - 10, 2023

The SDCCD Online Learning Pathways is delighted to announce that we will be offering a series of virtual guest presentations and live synchronous webinars for an Open Education Resources (OER) Week. Please follow the registration instructions for information on how to connect to the virtual webinars.

SDCCD's OER Week will be kicking off on March 6th, 2023 at 1:00pm with an overview of H5P & ADAPT Overview with Maddie Button.

All SDCCD staff, faculty, and administration are invited to participate.

 *Recorded Presentations and Webinars will be listed under each event

What is OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license, such as a Creative Commons license, that permits their free use and repurposing by others, and may include other resources that are legally available and free of cost to students.

“Open Educational Resources” include, but are not limited to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge (AB-798, section 67423, adapted from the Hewlett Foundation definition)

Learn more about OER and how you can use these tools in your course by visiting the California Community Colleges OER Website


Information and registration details for each webinar can be found for each of the following events:

Monday March 6th, 2023

Monday 3/6/23 from 1 PM – 2 PM

Title: H5P & ADAPT Overview with Maddie Button
Facilitators: Kelly Spoon, Sarah Hawkins and Philippe Patto

H5P allows you to create interactive content within any page with an HTML editor – that means anywhere you can use the rich content editor (RCE) in Canvas.

In this presentation, you’ll learn the basics of H5P before seeing how colleagues use it in math, science, and language classes!

Flex Information:

College Flex - 16350
CE Flex - 26411

Tuesday March 7th, 2023

Tuesday 3/7/23 from 9 AM – 10 AM

Title: Common misconceptions about switching to OER: Are you ready to ditch the textbook? 

Facilitator: Kelly Spoon

Flex Information:

College Flex - 16352
CE Flex - 26412

Wednesday March 8th, 2023

Wednesday 3/8/23 from 11 AM – 12 PM

Title: Using OER to improve the student’s experience and success in my classes

Facilitator: Melanie Nakaji


Want to incorporate OER, but not sure where to start? I will share small steps you can take to integrate OER and slowly replace your paid textbook without having to overhaul your entire course in one go! 


Flex Information:

College Flex - 16353
CE Flex - 26414

Thursday March 9th, 2023

Thursday 3/9/23 from 1 PM – 2 PM

Title: Where To Find OER and  Grants. Get Some Help, Too

Facilitators: Angela Boyd & Anne Gloag


Anne and Angela will highlight various ways to find OER. They’ll provide tips on finding and applying for grants to fund your efforts in adopting or creating OER for the courses you’re teaching. Lastly, they’ll discuss how to find help for all of the above and more.



Flex Information: 

College Flex - 16354
CE Flex - 26414

Friday March 10th, 2023

Friday 3/10/23 from 11 AM – 12 PM

Title: SDCCE Canvas OER Resources

Facilitator: Diana Vera-Alba 



Flex Information:

College Flex - 16355
CE Flex - 26415


Non-SDCCD OER Events

Fantastic communities and events are also happening outside of SDCCD's OER Week.

We've compiled some resources to visit if you wanted to explore how other colleges are implementing OER on their campus.

Additional Events March 6-10, 2023

CT OER Summit

The Connecticut OER Coordinating Council is excited to announce the return of the CT OER Summit, a five-day virtual event for new and experienced OER users. 

The Summit will feature daily presentations coupled with themed ‘office hours’ that focus on different aspects of open education. 


Our featured speakers are:

  • Michael Thomas, President of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
  • Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC
  • Andrew McKinney, OER Coordinator, City University of New York and DOERS3
  • Jillian Maynard, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Central Connecticut State University

See the Full Program Online & Register Now!

We recommend checking out Nicole Allen's presentation: Tuesday March 7th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Inclusive or Exclusive? Examining "Inclusive Access" Textbook Programs

In an effort to address the high cost of textbooks, campuses are considering models known as "Inclusive Access" or "Equitable Access" that add the cost of course materials to students’ tuition and fees. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely discussed, it is also important to examine the potential challenges and long-term implications. This talk will discuss the evolution of the “Inclusive Access" model, how this differs from other cost-saving strategies such as OER, and what campuses can do to prioritize equity and inclusion for course materials in their decisions.