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The California Open Online Library for Education (COOL4Ed) at California State University, California Community Colleges and the University of California

TitleThe California Open Online Library for Education (COOL4Ed) at California State University, California Community Colleges and the University of California
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Mon, 2018-01-15 16:13
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Type of WorkDescription
KeywordsOER benefits, OER repository, open textbooks
Abstract

In 2013, California legislators passed legislation to help college and university students increase their access to and save money on books. The California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC) and California Community Colleges system (CCC) were directed to establish the California Open Education Resources Council and CSU was legislated to establish the California Digital Open Source Library.

The California Open Education Resources Council (COERC) is a collaborative initiative between three large post-secondary institutions: CCC, CSU, and UC, with three faculty members from each system collaboratively recommending strategies for:

Identifying at least 50 high enrolment courses shared across the three systems with which to align a selection of free and open e-textbooks for adoption;
Developing a quality assurance process for the collection of free and open e-textbooks;
Conducting needs assessments and outreach for adopting the e-textbooks; and
Developing professional development resources to support faculty adopting the e-textbooks.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER for this consortium.

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URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/california-open-online-library-education-cool4ed-california-state-university-california-community
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Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Refereed DesignationDoes Not Apply
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