Monthly Report October 2010
- 1 October 18, 2010
- 1.1 What Have I Done in the Past Four (4) Weeks?
October 18, 2010
What Have I Done in the Past Four (4) Weeks?
Increase CCCOER Visibility
CCCOER Website, 111,565 hits (as of October 6)
- Top Page Views 310 views in September, 231 views as of October 6
- Page views - 231 views
- Open Textbooks 470 views
- Shared Knowledge 252 views
- Free (but not Open) Copyrighted Textbooks 32 views
- Free E-Textbooks 17 views
- Training 16 views
- Members 13 views
- FAQs 10 views
- Literature 10 views
Member Growth & Increased Participation
Membership is increasing: CCCOER has welcomed Alamo, Western Shores Institute; and Tri-C - Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio. Flat World Knowledge has agreed to sponsor OER participation at the February 2011 conference @ League of Innovation, Houston
There are a number of member prospects in both USA and Canada which have been contacted.
- Algonquin College, Ontario
- BCcampus, British Columbia - 11 colleges, 11 universities, 3 post-secondary institutions
- OntarioLearn, Ontario, CANADA - 22 colleges
- Seneca College, Ontario
- St. Lawrence College, Ontario
Meetings & Participation
Meetings have been well attended by CCCOER members, although they require faculty engagement and attendance.
- The September 15 meetings - 40 participants, and attendance by Senator Florez
- The Steering Committee (now Governing Board) meetings - 5 colleges, 2 state boards (WA State, Florida) & 1 consortium (OCW)
- The December Quarterly Planning meeting - at least 5 colleges, 1 state board
- COT - Open Research Meeting - October 18, 2010 - 21 participants
Increase Communications & Productivity
CCCOER's Governing Board has approved a communications strategy, using a blend of free services to communicate to its members and OER stakeholders. It has a CCCOER's Steering Committee (now Governing Board) Google Group (40 members), and a main CCCOER Google Group for communications (37 members). CCCOER is collaborating with WikiEducator / OER Foundation, to develop a production space for its communications and documentation. The CCCOER wiki was setup with a single page, and now has 108 sub pages - and is a major plank in the CCCOER's communication strategy. A recent Google keyword search of WikiEducator + CCCOER yielded 1,031 results.
A proposal by Liza Loop (accepted), has resulted in the creation of an Access / Disability Group in CCCOER, with Virtual Ability as a Member
What Will I Do in the Next Four (4) Weeks?
- continue facilitating GB meetings and December Quarterly meeting
- provide support as required; including facilitation of off-line GB meetings (i.e., Geoff Cain, ideas to increase survey response rate)
- continue identifying and qualifying new members, and reconnecting with existing members to increase participation and involvement, and encourage 'rejoining of CCCOER at a paid level
- be a resource for CCCOER's communications including wiki platform
What Can I Do For Others?
- facilitate where required
- coach and teach others in using wiki skills
- help others keep on track, and support as required
What Do I Need From Others
- open, transparent and timely communications
- using CCCOER's wiki for documentation of meetings and materials
- promotion / publicity of upcoming wiki skills training course (November 17-30, 2010) - http://wikieducator.org/Learning4Content/Workshops/eL4C47/Home
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