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California Community Colleges Shifting to Creative Commons License....

I view this as a very interesting development and wanted to share this w/the community to assess the community's view as the "open" movemen…

Started by Mike Pouraryan in Business Models for Textbooks

1 Sep 29, 2013
Reply by Mike Pouraryan

Does anyone know about getting an ISBN to a free e-textbook? Also- distribution channels for the book?

Hi, I am working on an e-textbook to distribute, and I wanted to get an ISBN, preferably for less than what Bowker charges. Any ideas? Als…

Started by Rick Sheridan in Dissemination of Open Textbooks to Students

1 Jun 17, 2013
Reply by David Lippman

MOOCs pro and con

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have generated a lot of buzz in the past few months. This week's OCW CCCOER webinar provided both posit…

Started by Jacky Hood in Controversial Issues

9 May 11, 2013
Reply by Jacky Hood

Textbook for Teaching Online - Professional Development

Hello everyone, I'm in the process of developing a self-paced training course for instructors at my institution.  I'm having a hard time fi…

Started by Song in Recommend an Open Textbook for Review

1 Feb 8, 2013
Reply by Ramesh Sharma

Quality Assurance for OERs

Dear Friends, An interesting discussion on "Quality Assurance for OER" is going on @ WikiEducator. Pl join and provide your valuable inputs…

Started by Ramesh Sharma in Recommend an Open Textbook for Review

0 Feb 8, 2013

SUNY Faculty and Libraries producing Open Textbooks - interested in hearing about role of libraries from others

Hello folks,   I am sharing a brief update/news release below about the Open SUNY Textbook grant program that may be of interest, and I am…

Started by Cyril Oberlander in Business Models for Textbooks

0 Jan 15, 2013

I want to upload a book

This site seems to be devoted to discussions about open textbooks. I am glad that there is a place where we can share tips, but this seems…

Started by T.L. Brink in Recommend an Open Textbook for Review

2 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Bill Buxton

High Cost of Online Software

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that all textbook software provided the publisher (Web Assign, Math Lab, etc.) must be used online a…

Started by Prof Martin Weissman in Controversial Issues

0 Oct 19, 2012

Leadership in the Public Sector

I am developing an online “Leadership in the Public Sector” class for a community college.  After some research and teaching for the past e…

Started by Anthony Hancock in Perspectives from Academic Leaders

1 Jun 26, 2012
Reply by Jacky Hood

Exemplary Leadership in Open Education Resources

U.S. News and World Report recently printed an article entitled, "Open-Source Textbooks Most Affordable for Community College Students" wit…

Started by Bill Buxton in Perspectives from Academic Leaders

0 Feb 23, 2012


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