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May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Federal Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Commission Early Recommendations available in June

Subject: [ITACCESS] Federal Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Commission


Hi, All – I recently posted a note the EDUCAUSE Washington Update ( on the U.S. Department of Education’s Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in…


Added by Una Daly on May 26, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Slides and Archive are now posted for CCCOER OCW Announce Partnership Webinar from May 24

Thanks to all who came to the webinar on Tuesday and participated in the announcement of this promising new partnership between the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and the Open Courseware Consortium.


Slides and Elluminate archive are now posted for this past…


Added by Una Daly on May 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

In a funk

I've finally finished most of my post class/graduation responsibilities, but now that I have time to research for a new book I'm planning--Intro to Critical Literacies, I'm finding it hard to begin the search.  My first thought is to create a timeline, which will virtually layout the chapters for the book.  Any sources you have run into that might help, please forward.  Initially, I focused on how the definition of literacy has changed, and I still believe that's a good approach, but I'll…


Added by Margaret "Peggy" Ellington on May 24, 2011 at 5:18am — 1 Comment

Which of these 11 open source business models will work for OER?

On you can read about the following 11 open source software models and see which ones will work for OER. Note that many of them do not actually work for open source software, i.e. produce revenues and profits.

  1. Support Ware 
  2. Product Ware
  3. Cloud Ware
  4. Project…

Added by Jacky Hood on May 8, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

AcademicPub Opens Custom Textbook-Building to Faculty

AcademicPub Opens Custom Textbook-Building to Faculty

By Dian Schaffhauser

A company with technology for creating digital-to-print books is getting into the textbook market. AcademicPub, a division of SharedBook, has introduced a service that enables instructors to create digital and print texts by compiling materials from multiple sources: copyrighted works, faculty-created material, and resources the company has in its own library. The service also enables the instructor…


Added by Ken Ronkowitz on May 5, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Open Textbook session at Emerging Learning Design Conference (NJ)

I will be presenting on open textbook use at the Emerging Learning Design Conference that will take place on June 3rd on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey.

This one-day event will bring together educators from a wide variety of settings to learn about exemplary practices in hybrid, online, and emerging instructional technology pedagogy. There to be an eclectic mix of substantive keynotes, featured speakers, and concurrent sessions.

My session is "Open… Continue

Added by Ken Ronkowitz on May 4, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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