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May 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Do you need help with editing an open textbook?

For those of you who create open textbooks, College Open Textbooks can offer you the assistance of a copy editor. Several experienced editors have contacted me expressing interest in helping out. If you are in need of a volunteer to copy edit an open textbook, please contact me.




Added by Bob Sawyer on May 30, 2012 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

List of Open Educational Textbooks and Open Source Materials

The list continues to grow, but here's a start:


450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities…


Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 25, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Open Educational Resources on the California Community Colleges YouTube Site

Here are some very helpful presentations you can share with constituents. Presenters include Jacqui Cain, Matt Gehrett,

James Glapa-Grossklag,



Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 21, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

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.

Added by Sharyn Fitzpatrick on May 6, 2012 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Open Academics Textbook Catalog (University of Minnesota)

The Open Academics textbook catalog [], created in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), is a searchable online catalog of “open textbooks” that will be reviewed by University of Minnesota faculty.



Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on May 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

REMINDER to Enter the "Why Open Education Matters" Video Competition

In March, Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute launched the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition. The goal of the competition is to raise awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER) and solicit short, creative videos that help explain what Open Educational Resources are and how they can be beneficial for teachers, students, and schools everywhere around the world.

There’s been lots of…


Added by Marie Highby on May 2, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

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