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A listing of commonly confused words in the English language. Created by Professor Eileen Cusick for OIT-110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College.
CCCOER is a growing consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources. Our activities support this dynamic community with information, resources, news, projects and building connections.
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Slides for lecture on Effective Problem Solving from Springfield Technical Community College's Communications and Editing 1 (OIT-110) course. Taught by Professor Eileen Cusick. This lecture focuses on office-related issues that need immediate attention.
This OER campus administrator guide, officially entitled "OER & Online Learning: Administrator Quick Start Guide, Strengthening the Shift to Online Learning in California Community Colleges Through the Use of OER", is an outcome of a project by ISKME, supported by a grant from the Michelson 20MM Foundation, to conduct a study and develop a set of resources to accelerate OER use for distance education, especially the urgent shift to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020.
The Guide, created in collaboration with a selection of OER and online education champions across California community colleges (CCC), seeks to support community college administrators in California and beyond in more effectively supporting faculty use of OER as they work to address the reality of online learning in response to COVID-19 and future disruptions. The guide provides quick tips and starting points for campus administrators as they work to create the policy and practice environments needed to foster increased OER use for online learning.
See the associated OER and Online Learning: Faculty Quick-Start Guide for more in-depth tools and resources targeted to faculty and instructional design support, at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/oer-online-learning-faculty-quick-start-guide
The Faculty Quick Start Guide is an outcome of a project by ISKME, supported by a grant from the Michelson 20MM Foundation, to conduct a study and develop a set of resources to accelerate OER use for distance education, especially the urgent shift to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020. The Guide, created in collaboration with a selection of OER and online education champions across California community colleges (CCC), contains:
- Models and approaches to online learning, and to emergency remote learning in the context of COVID-19;
- How and to what extent OER fits into these models, and local and state-level supports needed for its integration and sustainability;
- Design considerations for integrating OER in online learning, including pedagogical and platform considerations;
- Curatorial practices, such as using OER curation tools and aligning curated OER to learning outcomes; and,
- Starting points and tips for colleges and faculty who want to initiate OER integration into distance education.
Tailored to faculty and campus administrators both in California and beyond, the Guide has the aim is to enable system-wide shifts to meet postsecondary institutions’ long term goals for distance learning, and faculty’s emergency plans for remote learning in response to the COVID-19 and potential future crises.
The Guide is also available as a PDF for download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17AXs30dZeLOrGeNBQ-ISc_OJXIxE9xtB/view?usp=sharing.
See the companion guide for administrators at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/iskme-michelson-20mm-oer-campus-administrator-quick-start-guide-public/edit
List of topics and related resources for OIT 110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College. Taught by Professor Eileen Cusick.
This practice brief provides guidance to help K12 and community college dual enrollment program instructors and administrators identify and implement programs using open educational resources (OERs). This practice brief focuses on how OERs can remove potential barriers to students’ access to higher education by promoting textbook affordability for all students. As high schools typically cover the cost of textbooks and other course materials, the costs of college textbooks may deter high school students from considering dual enrollment programs, particularly low-income students. The integration of OERs in dual enrollment courses may help mitigate this barrier.
Minneapolis College, the most selected higher education destination of students from all Minneapolis Public High Schools, is located downtown, nestled between the hustle of Hennepin Avenue and the green spaces of Loring Park. As a part of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, Minneapolis College most serves those students who are least likely to go to college. With three-quarters of the student body composed of those underrepresented in higher education, the hallways are filled with recent immigrants, those seeking to learn English, members of communities with the highest unemployment and incarceration rates in the state, veterans, those of low socioeconomic status, seekers of diversity, and those who wish to serve them. Collected here are their stories, stories of overcoming, coming up, perseverance, pride, and power in the face of depressed opportunity and systemic oppression.
A team exercise requiring students to edit the written style of numbers using proofreading symbols. Used for OIT-110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College. Created and taught by Professor Eileen Cusick.
List of proofreader's marks including operational signs, typography signs, and punctuation marks. For OIT 110, Communications and Editing, at Springfield Technical Community College. Taught by Professor Eileen Cusick.
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is excited to be releasing a new report on faculty’s use in open educational resources.
This study was based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system, and built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty.
Feel free to share this report widely.
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This is a collection of short reading exercises that utilize high frequency academic vocabulary in context. They can be used with adult students of English as a Second Language with intermediate-advanced reading proficiency or in a supplemental reading course/reading skills course at the community college level. Questions provide practice with lexical inference, topic and main idea identification, identification of different text types and text structures, and other key reading skills. (This is a work in progress - please check back for additional reading exercises and updates!)
This is a short presentation on SkillsCommons.org, an open library of industry specific materials for community colleges. SkillsCommons is funded by the Department of Labor's TAACCCT grant.
I wrote this in PechaKucha form, which means that each slide is only meant to be discussed for 20 seconds. Mine is slightly modified, as I do not have quite 20 slides, but that can always be modified for your purposes!
This book has five chapters with three stories per chapter for a total of 15 units to work with. Each chapter has a small cultural research assignment with extra credit opportunities. It also contains hyperlinks to websites about vacations, food, and more. It is meant to be a supplement to in-class instruction. If you are new to TPRS, check out the methodology before jumping in. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have at email@example.com. I have taken care to make this my own work. All images are sited and contain a license that allows them to be used freely in this book. All written material is original.