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Geoff Cain posted a blog post

OER: The Myth of Commercial Textbook Reliability

An "OER" is an open education resource and the most common example is an open textbook. An open textbook is a book, most often electronic, that is licensed in a way that allows re-use,…See More
Mar 19, 2011
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OER, Open Textbooks, and Innovation

In a recent blog posting from Cable Green, he posted a note on the new grant from the Dept. of Labor which is requiring an open license on all materials built for the grant, which means that the author is attributed but the work is open for others to copy, adapt and distribute. This is…See More
Jan 22, 2011
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Open Education Resources - Free Math Textbooks

Cable Green was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article called "State of Washington to Offer Online Materials as Texts" by Martha Ann Overland. I loved the article because it promotes all of the things I am so excited about in education right now: free, openly licensed textbooks, open education resources, and the creation of communities that are creating freely accessible learning materials. It…See More
Jan 13, 2011
Geoff Cain posted a blog post

Ponderous Questions: Why Definitions of "Open" are Important

From Jacky:"Three questions to ponder this weekend:Can one learn about open textbooks by reading tweets?What is the purpose of Twitter?Can a book licensed as CC BY NC SA be considered open?"I am not sure if we are meant to begin the discussion here, at Amazon, via email, Google Groups, or the wiki but here is my 2 cents. I think these questions are a good place to start but beneath these questions lie questions about sustainable business models and authorship.1. Can one learn about open…See More
Dec 11, 2010

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Academic/Professional Biography
I am the Director of Distance Education at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. I have a background in teaching and instructional design.
How have you used open textbooks?
I have not used one in a formal class yet. I have created curricula for English classes and a Health Information Management course that stood in place of a commercial text though.
What is your website address?
http://cain.blogspot.com
Which college, university, company, or organization?
College of the Redwoods
Role: Student, Instructor, Author, Staff, Other (be specific)
Director, Distance Education

Geoff Cain's Blog

OER: The Myth of Commercial Textbook Reliability

An "OER" is an open education resource and the most common example…
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Posted on March 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

OER, Open Textbooks, and Innovation



In a recent blog posting from Cable Green, he posted a note on the new grant from the Dept. of Labor which is requiring an open license on all materials built for the grant,…
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Posted on January 22, 2011 at 1:47pm

Open Education Resources - Free Math Textbooks

Cable Green was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article called "State of Washington to Offer Online Materials as Texts" by Martha Ann Overland. I loved the article because it promotes all of the things I am so excited about in education right now: free, openly licensed textbooks, open education resources, and the creation of communities that are creating freely accessible learning materials.…

Continue

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Ponderous Questions: Why Definitions of "Open" are Important

From Jacky:

"Three questions to ponder this weekend:

  • Can one learn about open textbooks by reading tweets?
  • What is the purpose of Twitter?
  • Can a book licensed as CC BY NC SA be considered open?"

I am not sure if we are meant to begin the discussion here, at Amazon, via email, Google Groups, or the wiki but here is my 2 cents. I think these questions are a good place to start but beneath these questions lie questions about sustainable…

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Posted on December 11, 2010 at 1:56pm

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At 1:38pm on September 28, 2009, Liz Yang Tadman said…
Hi Geoff,

Welcome to our active and informative Open Textbook Community.
Enjoy.

Regards,
Liz Yang Tadman
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