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February 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Criteria for selecting an open textbook - What is your top choice?

As an extension of a discussion we are having online in the P2PU course about criteria for selecting an open textbook, I have a list on my website made up of items suggested by faculty.

I added a poll just now to select the "top" criterion. I'm sure the poll will not get a large response in the next few weeks, but perhaps members here will respond to it and send the link to colleagues and we can get a sense of perceived importance.


List and poll link…


Added by Ken Ronkowitz on February 24, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

WritingCommons.Com (Free Writing Textbook)

Making steady, albeit slow, progress on WritingCommons.Com (Free Writing Textbook).


Recent progress includes development of the editorial board (see )


Still have significant design work ahead, and I've got to figure out work flow with peer review features...Speed has been somewhat fixed....


But I'm tracking about 50 folks a day w/o any…


Added by Joe Moxley on February 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook?

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Students are taking the battle against high-priced textbooks into their own hands. This week, 11 University of Cincinnati seniors in the psychology program presented at an…


Added by Ken Ronkowitz on February 16, 2011 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

My Open Texbook Presentation

On January 19th at 1:00, I gave my presentation on Open textbooks.  This seminar was during our FLEX activity at Los Medanos College.  I had 10 faculty members in attendance.  The first part of the seminar was lecture.  The second half was hands-on searching for Open textbooks.…


Added by Denise Knowles on February 10, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Anyone working on OER in GA??

I would be interested to find out if anyone is working on OER in Georgia? Is anyone in GA planning to prepare a grant proposal the money coming from the Department of Labor? Please share!

Added by Marisa Drexel on February 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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