Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
Kim Thanos goes to work each day with one not-so-modest goal: "Take $1 billion out of the textbook industry and give it back to students."
And if along the way her company, Lumen Learning, manages to fuel the burgeoning movement behind "open educational resources" and advances their use in college classes, all the…
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on April 24, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments
Volunteer Open Doors Group (ODG) Mentoring Marketing Specialist
The marketing specialist can choose among these tasks: design campaigns to attract educators who are starting up the management chain, reach out to partner organizations for advertising assistance, and respond to inquiries from possible buyers of this career-enhancing opportunity. The goal is to acquire 5-10 customers during April. Volunteer will work…Continue
Added by Ab Kader on April 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Open Doors Group (ODG), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and SoftChalk LLC announce that registration is open for PATHS, a seven-week online program designed to accelerate career paths for higher education professionals. PATHS will address the pending leadership crisis by providing a unique, career-boosting opportunity for college and university employees who have started their management careers or aspire to leadership…Continue
Added by Ronda Dorsey on March 30, 2015 at 5:10pm — No Comments
Open Doors Group strongly encourages members of the College Open Textbooks Community to attend Innovations 2015 sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. A full conference program and informative exhibition are punctuated by four outstanding keynote presentations. The presenters include:
Added by Open Doors Group on February 9, 2015 at 3:21pm — No Comments
More than 800 faculty and college staff participated in the Rapid Book Publishing for Educators Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Soon an on-demand version will be available.
In about 20 hours, participants can learn how to:
Added by Open Doors Group on October 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We love Gates foundation because it allows for-profits to receive grants. Several the recent winners are for-profits include some for-profits. One is Lumen Learning that combines open with for-pay.Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on September 30, 2014 at 7:32am — No Comments
We have often said that there would be no funding problem if we work as we learn and learn as we work.
Studio Schools have this approach and thereby provide good education that attracts bored students. Students thrive and learn. Unfortunately the Studio Schools still…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on August 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Current Leadership Challenge in Higher Education
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT
The opportunities for dedicated…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on August 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Accelerated Career PATHS for Higher Education is an innovative mentoring and training initiative designed to address the severe shortage of community college managers able to lead the charge in dealing with the disrupted world of higher education.
One or two technology-savvy educators are needed to volunteer…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on August 9, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Cost is not the only impediment to higher ed. Others include discrimination and lack of college/university space. At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer science — without standard tuition fees (though exams cost money). Founder Shai Reshef hopes that higher education is changing "from being a privilege for the few to a basic right, affordable and accessible for all."
Added by Open Doors Group on August 9, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments
Demographic, economic, political, social, and technological changes slam educators every day. Learn to identify, triage, and seize change as you climb the promotion ladder in higher education. Some disruptions are good and should be embraced; others must be prevented or mitigated. Understand how to sort the trivial trends from the monumental ones and how to lead your college or university into the next few decades
The League for Innovation, SoftChalk LLC, MentorCloud, and Open Doors…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on August 2, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Money Magazine is challenging US News & World Report's long-standing monopoly on ranking colleges. Money is emphasizing Return on Investment (ROI). All of the top 56 colleges cost more than $50,000 for a 4-year degree. The first college on the list below $50,000 is #57, Berea College. There are 665 colleges in the Money ranking and thousands of colleges in the USA, so 57 is an outstanding rating. …Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on July 30, 2014 at 4:36am — No Comments
Today's and tomorrow's education leaders face a change-or-die situation. Those who aspire to become deans, division heads, VPs, and presidents of colleges and universities must seize opportunities and avoid disasters from cultural, economic, pedagogical, political, and technological changes.
The League for Innovation, SoftChalk LLC, Open Doors Group, and MentorCloud are providing a convenient and affordable method for current and aspiring leaders to identify and triage changes that…Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on July 27, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments
See the report in Higher Ed Jobs: Why Not All Universities Will Survive
Added by Open Doors Group on July 26, 2014 at 7:17pm — No Comments
BIG NEWS!! We just released Clio this week-the website, the app (iTunes and Google Play), everything.
Named after the Greek muse of history, Clio is like Yelp! for history and culture. Clio has 3300 entries and shows the museums, landmarks, and galleries nearest you. We have a few more entries added each day and users can suggest improvements and new entries as well.
Clio will always be free, vets entries, and is gets a little better each month as scholars and…Continue
Last week, the New York Times reported that Not All Community Colleges Offer Federal Student Loans.
Unfortunately, the reason these colleges cite is to lower their own default rating. They do not seem to be concerned about the debt that many students incur in an economy in which good-paying jobs are scarce.
We would be delighted if the…Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on July 21, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
We were amused at a recent MOOC conference at Stanford to hear one presenter claim that students prefer digital textbooks because we knew that surveys from 2010 and 2013 showed a preference for paper. A new …Continue
Added by Open Doors Group on July 9, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments
Google Will Finance Carnegie Mellon's MOOC Research
Added by Mike Pouraryan on July 2, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments
Massive open online courses -- or MOOCs -- can benefit at-risk students if they are given…Continue
Added by Mike Pouraryan on July 2, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments