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Creating open educational resources (OER) courses at the graduate level opens up tremendous opportunities for academic professionals to embrace the field of OER.
Open educational resources support social justice, inclusion, and anti-racist education. Libraries, librarians, and other information professionals are in the perfect position to guide the shift to an environment of open information.
History in the making is happening December 15, 2020 and you are invited! Join the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in a Virtual Ceremonial MOU Signing event commemorating the First Bachelor Degree in Prison program offered by the UC system via zoom.
As a first-time attendee of the Open Education Conference, I was not entirely sure what to expect. This year’s unique virtual format and a higher education landscape burdened by the pandemic made me even more apprehensive. But any concerns I had were swiftly allayed by the breadth of insight presented and the emphasis on both equity and accessibility throughout the schedule.
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing reflections from our scholarship recipients on their experiences at this year’s Open Education Conference. Today we are featuring Maria Guzman, an art history faculty from the College of Alameda.
Higher education in prison (HEP) programs have grown significantly since 2015. Five years ago, not a single California community college offered face-to-face teaching in prison. Today, 34 out of 35 prisons are partnered with community colleges and provide face-to-face Associate Degree for Transfer pathways to over 6,000 incarcerated students.