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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:
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?
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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