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Alena Hairston commented on Ken Ronkowitz's blog post The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks
"Excellent news -- thank you.  I still have my paid $100 year account for Questia -- and there are areas greatly impoverished when compared to the free sites.  A policy issue that I know is being dealt with somewhat contentiously is the…"
Sep 2, 2013
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Librarian Advocates

Open Textbooks provide opportunities for librarians to assist others in open-resource literacy, to select, organize, and evaluate open textbooks and other open resources, and to continue a long culture of sharing on a global scale.
Jun 2, 2011
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OER Center for California

Community college educators in California who are interested in sharing knowledge and learning content
Jun 2, 2011

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Academic/Professional Biography
See my article for OpenTextbooks and OER entitled "Poetry is Not a Widget: The Priceless is Right" here:
http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/blog/?p=1313

http://alenahairston.com
How have you used open textbooks?
Yes! And vigorously working on efforts to create and evaluate works in this area.
What is your website address?
http://alenahairston.com
Which college, university, company, or organization?
Solano College, Bekeley City College, Merritt College, Brown University
Role: Student, Instructor, Author, Staff, Other (be specific)
Professor, Writer, Course Developer

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