Engaging speakers, relevant topics, and dynamic discussions
We will take a deep look at the challenges and impact of online learning in higher education today and work together to collaborate, define and help shape the changing university.
Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions that will allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.
California legislation continues to support textbook affordability for CA student success in higher ed. Since 2013 the state’s OER directive has been to establish and expand faculty and student awareness of potential course materials’ savings and revise teaching and learning strategies due to growing availability of quality no-cost and low-cost course materials. The California State University and the California Community Colleges have been employing multiple strategies in order to build adoption and implementation capacities with the support of the legislation and non-profit foundation funding. This conference is going to focus on participating campus’ successes and collaboration in order to advance the use of affordable textbooks and OER. Participants will take away the new tools and resources available for successful campus implementation as well as exemplary practices from colleague’s textbook affordability programs. In addition, the second funding round for 2018/2019 AB 798 funds will be initiated (MORE MONEY FOR CCC and CSU through RFP). Come hear more about these funding opportunities available to serve your students!
General presentations will be followed by facilitator-led breakout sessions that will allow you to delve into each topic in greater detail. Breakout sessions will offer small group discussions between participants from state community colleges and 4 year institutions and privates), between participants in different regions (e.g. rural, suburban, and urban), and between participants at different stages of program planning and execution (e.g. just starting to plan to experienced implementing programs). OLC Collaborate session archivists will document the discussions throughout the day, culminating in a regional response to the changing university. Though especially beneficial to higher education in California, we have designed the conference to benefit any higher education institution.