Open Oregon Education Resources Website

OER tentative Conference Dates and Notes from OER subgroup meeting

OER librarian schedule - hosted by pcc, chemeketa, linnbenton, tillamook clatsop, Oregon coast, mt hood, clackamasFeb 25,26,27Science/mathLiberal artsCTE

April 22, 23, 24, hosted by Lane, rogue, umpqua, Klamath, southwestern

May 20, 21, 22 blue mountain, Columbia gorge, central Oregon, treasure valley

Summer July 14th (50 hotel rooms) with OCCDLA 15, (17 for OCCDLA) and 16 in Florence driftwood shores hotel

Summer conference for show and tell maybe coupled with OCCDLA meeting.Invite faculty from different disciplines who have already adopted an OER.Invite bookstore managers and librarians

1.5 hrs provide hotel?LunchStipends, tablets etc?

OER Librarian Position Proposal Status:

OCCDLA OER Librarian Position Vote, June 30, 2014

OER Survey Results

Lumen Learning:

Lumen Learning OER Presentation July 14, 2014


  1. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
  2. Open Educational Resources Conference Recording - Recording of OER conference from Astoria, May 9, 2014
    1. PCC's summary of Astoria Conference
  3. Lane Community College - OER LibGuide
  4. COCC OER Resources
  5. Washington Open Course Library
  6. LBCC Proposal OER Librarian
  7. Fixing the Broken Textbook Market - "In this survey, 65% of all respondents said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive...94% of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course. More than half of the students felt significant concern for their grade."
  8. BCCampus - OpenEd - Find Open Textbooks
  9. OER Impact Research Faculty & Student Voice
    1. There were mixed views about whether OER was saving institutions money, but approximately 2/3 felt that students had saved money
    2. Around 1/3 believe that OER is improving student attrition while around 1/2 believe it is not having an effect
    3. Only around half of OER creators have used open licensing
    4. There is a core of advocates who understand and actively promote OER; they adopt open educational practices and believe it leads to benefits
    5. There were similar numbers who thought OER wasn’t making much of a difference and a core of what might be termed ‘anti-OER’ responses. Sometimes this seems to result from misunderstanding OER
  10. The Adoption of Open Educational Resources by One Community College Math Department - Our analysis suggests that while there was likely no change in these educational outcomes, students who have access to open access materials collectively saved a significant amount of money. Students and faculty were surveyed as to their perceptions of these materials and the results were generally favorable.
  11. HECC Report on House Bill 4058
  12. Oregon Community College Association Presentation by Cable Green 2014
  13. University of Maryland presentation and archived webinar. - By Fall 2015, 100 percent of all undergraduate courses at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will use electronic resources at no cost to the students. As we approach this milestone of this initiative, presenter Megan Benefiel will examine the lessons they have learned along the way that will influence our approach to the upcoming milestones – 100 percent of all graduate courses by Fall 2016. She will discuss the process UMUC established and the program's most significant challenges and accomplishments, including nearly $3.5 million in student savings in Fall 2014.
- PowerPoint presentation