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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

Temple U. Project Ditches Textbooks for Homemade Digital Alternatives

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/temple-project-ditches-textbooks-for-homemade-digital-alternatives

Started by Bob Sawyer in Business Models for Textbooks

0 Feb 8, 2012

High cost of textbooks serves as barrier to education

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/education/2012/01/high-cost-textbooks-serves-barrier-education

Started by Bob Sawyer in Business Models for Textbooks

0 Feb 7, 2012

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