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Friday, December 1 • 10:35am - 11:20am
From Why to How: Launching an OER Initiative on Your Campus

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Open Educational Resources are a proven way to reduce student cost barriers, support faculty innovation, and increase student success. Hear from a panel of CSU and CCC leaders about why and how their campuses have launched Open Educational Resources initiatives, and the particular role that educational technology leaders and statewide collaboration efforts can play. View slides here.


Una Daly

Director Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), Open Education Consortium
Una Daly is the Director of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), a partner in Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative and the California Zero Textbook Cost Degree program. She also was OER Library Services Manager for the California Open Online... Read More →
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James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, Ed Tech, Learning Resources, Dist. Learning, College of the Canyons
James Glapa-Grossklag is the Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He directs the statewide CCC DECT grant and co-coordinated Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James is... Read More →
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Susan Hines

Dean, Library, Learning Resources & Distance Education, San Jose City College
Susan Hines has been interested in the “holy trinity of open” – open source, open access, and open education – since the late 1990s, when she taught her first zero-textbook-cost course in 19th Century English and American Literature. In addition to being the Dean of Library... Read More →
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Jim Julius

Faculty Director, Online Education, MiraCosta College
Jim Julius has served as the faculty director of online education at MiraCosta College since 2011. Prior to that, he was the associate director of Instructional Technology Services at SDSU, a 4th and 5th grade teacher, and a software engineer.
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Leslie Kennedy

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, CSU Chancellor's Office
Leslie Kennedy Ed.D. is the Director of Affordable Learning Solutions in the Academic Technology Services department at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. She leads the low or no cost course materials initiative in addition to a number of campus and system-wide... Read More →

Leslie Tirapelle

Dean, Pasadena City College Library / CCL President Elect

Friday December 1, 2017 10:35am - 11:20am PST
Pacific Ballroom