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Academic/Professional Biography
HS Teacher/Physics, Physical Sciences, Biology, Mathematics
How have you used open textbooks?
Helping to improve
Which college, university, company, or organization?
Foothill College, CA
Role: Student, Instructor, Author, Staff, Other (be specific)
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Education without limits: Why open textbooks are the way forward.


"Nice (short) video by David Wiley re: open textbooks…"…


Posted on March 1, 2011 at 10:04am

First All-Digital ScienceTextbooks Will Be Free

This is what’s possible when we’re willing to build highest quality

educational materials… and make them free to the world’s learners.

No, it’s not completed yet. Yes, it’s expensive to build… but

$10M is cheap when you…


Posted on November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm

Washington's 2-year colleges out to beat high cost of textbooks

Thanks to federal grants, more on open-source electronic textbooks! The Seattle Times Local News

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 1:29pm

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At 8:42am on April 1, 2011, Kelley L. Meeusen, CSS, RHIT said…

Hi Micheline, and thank you for your warm welcome.


I am sorry it took so long to get back, but life has grown rather hectic in my old age.



At 6:24pm on November 8, 2010, Ann Marie Donohue said…
Hi, Micheline,
Thank you for the nice word of welcome. I'm exploring
open textbooks for the first time and look forward to
learning about this option for our students.

Best wishes,
Ann Marie
At 1:45am on September 9, 2010, Liz Yang Tadman said…
Hi Micheline,

Will you be attending any COT meetings soon? Looking forward to meet you soon.

At 10:27am on September 4, 2010, Liz Yang Tadman said…
Hi Micheline,

Want to give you a super warm welcome.

We are very pleased to have you join us. Your view as a high school teacher and a wonderful contractor to help with COT will give us additional insights into what open textbooks work in your environment and why. Please share your opinion and insights with this group.

Welcome to the networking space for College Open Textbooks. Feel free to browse, comment, seek help, and contribute in any way you like. Help us promote open textbooks! As a community, we are driving the awareness and adoption of open textbooks. You can visit the 'Groups' tab to expand your community.

College Open Textbooks has a list of links to over 450 open textbooks and other open learning content at Over 40 of these open textbooks have been peer-reviewed by community college educators. To see the reviews, go to

We also have some additional resources for you if you need them. Visit our website: and Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. There is a great FAQs section at which will start to answer any questions you might have about Open Textbooks.

Liz Yang Tadman
Marketing, College Open Textbooks
At 9:06pm on September 2, 2010, Una Daly said…
Welcome, Micheline!!

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