The OER movement continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring. OER can overcome barriers to students' access to course materials while also reducing the cost of higher education and providing opportunities for faculty to customize materials to their curriculum and to students' needs, potentially increasing student success.
Una Daly is the Director of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) at Open Education Global, a community of practice with college members across the United States. CCCOER promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources to enhance student equity and access while supporting faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials.
A national leader in the Open Education movement for over a decade, she has previously partnered with both the California Community Colleges’ Zero Textbook Cost Degree program and Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree initiative to provide technical assistance and professional development to grantee colleges.
CCCOER co-leads the Open for Anti-racism program focused on using OER and open pedagogy to integrate anti-racist content and practices in the classroom. The Regional Leaders of Open Education network program (RLOE), a national initiative of CCCOER, supports open education leadership and collaboration across institutional and state boundaries to elevate marginalized voices and underserved students.