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Liz Yang Tadman
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Resources & cohorts for encouraging adoptions of open textbooks through campus advocacy & workshops. Our members are: Advocates for Open Textbooks and Trainers of future Advocates. See More
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"Hi Liz: No problem!  I know we are all extremely busy. Thanks so much for your help!"
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"Thank you, I am happy to be here and to learn about open education."
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"Dear Liz, Pleasure  to receive communication from you. I will remain in communion with this intellectual commune to the best of my potential. With  warm wishes. V.K.Kaul  "
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"Thanks Liz!  Will add the Open Course Library info soon."
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"Thank you! I'm happy to join this community. Here at San Jose State University, we're moving forward with an Affordable Learning Solutions initiative, and this site has a lot of great information that can help in our campaign. You can read…"
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"Just want to share this link from UK www.bookboon.com open source books in the UK."
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15Sept2010 - Senator Florez speaking about open textbooks

Senator Florez speaking at #cccoer on wide spread adoption of open textbooks
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October 6, 2010 from 1pm to 2pm
Topic: Open Educational ResourcesDate: October 6, 2010Time: 1:00 p.m. ETSpeakers: David Wiley, Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology andTechnology, Brigham Young Universitywebsite:http://nextgenlearning.com/news/upcoming-events/articles/upcoming-eventsSee More
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Topic: Open Educational ResourcesDate: October 6, 2010Time: 1:00 p.m. ETSpeakers: David Wiley, Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology andTechnology, Brigham Young Universitywebsite:http://nextgenlearning.com/news/upcoming-events/articles/upcoming-eventsSee More
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Open Educational Resources Brigham Young University at Brigham Young University

October 6, 2010 from 1pm to 2pm
Topic: Open Educational ResourcesDate: October 6, 2010Time: 1:00 p.m. ETSpeakers: David Wiley, Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology andTechnology, Brigham Young Universitywebsite:http://nextgenlearning.com/news/upcoming-events/articles/upcoming-eventsSee More
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Academic/Professional Biography
BS Computer and BA Math from University of Irvine, CA
How have you used open textbooks?
Learning more about it everyday. Have been telling everyone about it.
What is your website address?
http://happyabout.com
Which college, university, company, or organization?
Happy About
Role: Student, Instructor, Author, Staff, Other (be specific)
Marketing Team Member of Open Textbook Project

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At 10:01am on May 9, 2012, Lisa Storm said…

Hi Liz:

No problem!  I know we are all extremely busy.

Thanks so much for your help!

At 3:25pm on May 8, 2012, Sherry Nouraini said…

Thank you, I am happy to be here and to learn about open education.

At 6:10am on April 21, 2012, virender kumar kaul said…

Dear Liz,

Pleasure  to receive communication from you. I will remain in communion with this intellectual commune to the best of my potential.

With  warm wishes.

V.K.Kaul

 

At 11:03am on April 20, 2012, Ro McKernan said…

Thanks Liz!  Will add the Open Course Library info soon.

At 10:15am on April 20, 2012, Ann Agee said…

Thank you! I'm happy to join this community. Here at San Jose State University, we're moving forward with an Affordable Learning Solutions initiative, and this site has a lot of great information that can help in our campaign. You can read more about how we're trying to help our students reduce their educational expenses at library.sjsu.edu/als.

Ann

At 7:50am on September 26, 2011, Christopher Gilbert said…

Just want to share this link from UK

www.bookboon.com

open source books in the UK.

At 1:13pm on June 27, 2011, Lisa Storm said…
Hi Liz!  I have not been on this site for a long while, just really busy.  I am still working on my textbook in Criminal Law, and will be publishing it through Flat World Knowledge.  It should be available January, 2012.  I was just wondering; what would be the best way to let other instructors know that this text is in progress? Because it is really difficult to find criminal justice textbooks that are open access. . . I have done some searches, but cannot find much in this area.  Am I missing something?  Are there open educational resources in criminal justice?  I still need textbooks for my Criminal Procedures, Criminal Evidence, and Constitutional Law courses.  The traditional textbooks are extremely expensive.  Please let me know, thanks!
At 5:34am on October 30, 2010, Carla De Winter said…
Thank you Liz, for your warm welcome.

I'm motivated to continue defending the importance of supporting impaired and disabled people.

Carla
At 11:34am on September 20, 2010, Rebecca Hedreen said…
Hi Liz,
Thank you very much for the welcome and the links. I am hoping to raise awareness of open access resources, especially textbooks, on my campus this year. Not just for our online faculty, but for everyone.

OER and other online resources are very valuable to distance learners, because of the difficulty of shipping print materials around the world. I have, several times, gotten queries from overseas students who simply haven't gotten their textbooks at the start of class.

Format issues, however, can be troublesome. I had a classmate in an online program who was in the US military. She could not download readers to their military issued computer, so if it wasn't a standard format (PDF or MS doc at the time) or viewable in a browser she was unable to read it. I have had students trying to work at corporate offices who have the same problem. They can get permission to spend time on their education, but not to download readers to actually get that education. Standardization of formats is crucial.

--Rebecca Hedreen
Coordinator for Distance Learning at Buley Library
Southern Connecticut State University
At 12:45pm on September 16, 2010, Nicole Gnutzman said…
Hi Liz,

I'm sorry that we didn't get a chance to introduce ourselves yesterday, especially since we were sitting right beside each other....

Bookshare is an online accessible library for people who are blind and print-disabled. Just last year we started adding open textbooks to our collection. We receive various formats from open content producers ranging from ePubs, which we love, to Docbook and custom XML, and PDFs. EPubs are by far the easiest to convert to Daisy 3 and .brf (Braille ready format) that can be read by accessible technology devices and screen readers because we have a conversion program that automatically converts the file. We also recently built a Docbook converter. PDFs are more challenging because file setup preferences make auto conversion difficult, so manual intervention is still required, which is time consuming. Standardization in the open textbook community (to ePub) would help us out tremendously!

Nicole Gnutzman
Director, Literacy Operations
Bookshare, a Benetech Initiative
 
 
 

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