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We still need a few good tweets! Deadline extended

We are still looking for a few good tweets on open textbooks! Just go to bit.ly/opentextbooktweet - we made it easy for you to do it online. Or you can…Continue

Tags: thinkaha, College open textbook, open textbook adoption, define open textbook, open textbooks

Started May 21, 2010

 

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Jacky Hood left a comment for Sharyn Fitzpatrick
"Hi Sharyn, We are doing a promotion for the remainder of the fiscal year similar to one you did a couple of years ago. So I am awarding you the golden wreath we are giving to new members. It is open licensed by Andreas Praefcke.Best wishes,Jacky "
Jun 20, 2013
Sharyn Fitzpatrick posted a blog post

Harvard Library Tells Faculty to Adopt Open Access....they are going broke.

Harvard Library to Faculty GO OPEN!Just came across this article - great advice to Harvard Faculty. Hope they listen.See More
May 6, 2012
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College Open Textbooks-Openn Doors Group Annual Meeting, 4/23/12 at Silicon Valley Education Foundation

April 23, 2012 from 11am to 2pm
Here are the links to the archives of the first 2 hours of this 3-hour event:http://opendoorsgroup.org/archive/2012-04-ODG-AnnualMeetingPart01.wmv http://opendoorsgroup.org/archive/2012-04-ODG-AnnualMeetingPart02.wmv **Special Presentation by LeBaron Woodyard, California Community College Chancellor's Office on California OER…See More
Apr 22, 2012
Janet Richardson left a comment for Sharyn Fitzpatrick
"Thanks for the warm welcome, Sharyn!  I am looking forward to being part of this group, and feel inspired by what I read and see!  Sincerely, Janet Richardson"
Jan 24, 2012
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The Advocate Trainer

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
Jan 16, 2012
Sharyn Fitzpatrick joined Shadieh Mirmobiny's group
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Art History Projects

Project 1- Instructor's Guide  For SmarthistoryProject 2 - Community For History of Islamic ArtSee More
Nov 15, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's event was featured

1000th Member Celebration Chat! Join us today at 1 pm PT at http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/chat

October 31, 2011 from 1pm to 2pm
We have reached 1000 members!  So we thought we would have a virtual celebration.  Join us for chat on the Ning immediately after the OER webinar (i.e. at 1pm)...We will be using the Chat feature http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/chat (image used is CC-BY)See More
Oct 31, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

Don't miss ISKME's Big Idea Fest - Dec 4-7, 2011 in Half Moon Bay, CA

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education(www.iskme.org) is hosting its annual…See More
Oct 30, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick posted a blog post

UNESCO Launches Global Open Access Platform - Live Stream Event - 11/1/11

 Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO will be officiating the launch of “Global Open Access Platform” (usually called the Global Open Access Portal) along with the launch of the UNESCO OER Platform, the re-designed Open Training Platform, and the OER policy Guidelines. The Launch is scheduled for November 1, 2011 at 6:30pm Paris time (GMT-1) and 10:30 am PDT and will be live-streamed in:English - mms://…See More
Oct 30, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

iTextbooks? Don't miss great blog by Dean Florez, President - 20 Million Minds Foundation

Former California State Senator, Dean Florez shared his thoughts and commentary on the future of digital textbooks on the College Open Textbooks blog.  I wanted to share it with our COT community as well.  ---Sharyn Fitzpatrick (Marketing, College Open Textbooks______________________________________________________________________________________________…See More
Oct 12, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

Call for Proposals: Text and Academic Association 2012 Conference!

Don't miss the opportunity to share your expertise on Academic and Textbook Authoring.  Submit a proposal to TAA and you could be a speaker at their 2012 Conference.Academic & Textbook Authoring—Evolving Arts is the theme of the Text and Academic Authors Association's 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June…See More
Sep 29, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED TO 9/26 -College Open Textbooks Adopter Communities Small Grant Program

College Open Textbooks (COT) is pleased to announce the Adopter Communities Small Grant program.  The program will award small grants for research and related activities associated with the process of adopting open textbooks and aligned with the mission and goals of COT.  Applicants may request funds for such activities as…See More
Sep 14, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

"Free" OER Webinar - Creating OER: The WHO and the HOW (9/21/11` at 12 noon PDT)

Who is developing OERs? Who should be? How are they doing it? How can standards allow OER content interoperability? How can standards assure quality? How can you get started? How can you find the tools for creating OER content? These questions, and more, will be answered by Dr. Rob Abel from IMS Global and others. In addition we will…See More
Sep 9, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick posted a blog post

"Free" OER Webinar - Creating OER: The WHO and the HOW (9/21/11` at 12 noon PDT)

Who is developing OERs? Who should be? How are they doing it? How can standards allow OER content interoperability? How can standards assure quality? How can you get started? How can you find the tools for creating OER content? These questions, and more, will be answered by Dr. Rob Abel from IMS Global and others. In addition we will…See More
Sep 9, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick's blog post was featured

College Open Textbooks Adopter Communities Small Grant Program - Only ten days left to apply!

College Open Textbooks (COT) is pleased to announce the Adopter Communities Small Grant program.  The program will award small grants for research and related activities associated with the process of adopting open textbooks and aligned with the mission and goals of COT.  Applicants may request funds for such…See More
Sep 6, 2011
Sharyn Fitzpatrick posted a blog post

College Open Textbooks Adopter Communities Small Grant Program - Only ten days left to apply!

College Open Textbooks (COT) is pleased to announce the Adopter Communities Small Grant program.  The program will award small grants for research and related activities associated with the process of adopting open textbooks and aligned with the mission and goals of COT.  Applicants may request funds for such…See More
Sep 6, 2011

Profile Information

Academic/Professional Biography
Currently on the team for the College Open Textbooks Project.
How have you used open textbooks?
Yes
What is your website address?
http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org
Which college, university, company, or organization?
Foothill De Anza District
Role: Student, Instructor, Author, Staff, Other (be specific)
Staff

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Harvard Library Tells Faculty to Adopt Open Access....they are going broke.

Harvard Library to Faculty GO OPEN!

Just came across this article - great advice to Harvard Faculty. Hope they listen.

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:54pm

Don't miss ISKME's Big Idea Fest - Dec 4-7, 2011 in Half Moon Bay, CA



The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

(www.iskme.org)…

Continue

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 2:27pm

UNESCO Launches Global Open Access Platform - Live Stream Event - 11/1/11

 Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO will be officiating the launch of “Global Open Access Platform” (usually called the Global Open Access Portal) along with the launch of the UNESCO OER Platform, the re-designed Open Training Platform, and the OER policy Guidelines. The Launch is scheduled for November 1, 2011 at 6:30pm Paris time (GMT-1) and 10:30 am PDT and will be live-streamed in:

English - mms://…

Continue

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

iTextbooks? Don't miss great blog by Dean Florez, President - 20 Million Minds Foundation

Former California State Senator, Dean Florez shared his thoughts and commentary on the future of digital textbooks on the College Open Textbooks blog.  I wanted to share it with our COT community as well.  

---Sharyn Fitzpatrick (Marketing, College Open Textbooks

______________________________________________________________________________________________…

Continue

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:55pm

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At 7:27am on June 20, 2013, Jacky Hood said…

Hi Sharyn,


We are doing a promotion for the remainder of the fiscal year similar to one you did a couple of years ago. So I am awarding you the golden wreath we are giving to new members. It is open licensed by Andreas Praefcke.

Best wishes,
Jacky

At 10:15am on January 24, 2012, Janet Richardson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Sharyn!  I am looking forward to being part of this group, and feel inspired by what I read and see! 

Sincerely, Janet Richardson

At 10:38am on March 15, 2010, Liz Yang Tadman said…
Hi Sharyn,

Welcome. Looking forward to working with you. You rock!!

Regards,
Liz Yang Tadman
 
 
 

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