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June 2012 Blog Posts (8)

New Videos from the Online Teaching Conference

Last week, the Online Teaching Conference was held at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA. Among the over 80 presentations were these gems from OER advocates.

OpenCourseware Development: Health Ed Case Study with …


Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

ODG/COT announces mentoring service at Online Teaching Conference

PRLog (Press Release) - Jun 19, 2012 -

At the Online Teaching Conference 2012 held at Evergreen Valley College on June 14 and 15, ODG/COT Co-Director Jacky Hood announced this online service with a suite of tools…


Added by Open Doors Group on June 20, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Cloud-based Copyright Clearance Services at Stanford University (SIPX)

The Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange (SIPX) is designed to automate the copyright clearance process, and is expected for rollout later this year for Stanford campuses. SIPX is a Web service comprised of:

  • a) a…

Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 19, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Brief Guide to Re-Using and/or Adapting OER Resources

I just came across a very useful and informative article entitled "The Re-Use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources." I'll try to make it even briefer with an outline of available technologies:

Authoring and Delivery Technology…


Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Peer Production and Co-Production: A New Approach to Solving Common Problems Together

Aalto University in Finland has a new publication: Towards Peer Production in Public Services: Cases from Finland available for free download. The book's description reads: "There are many challenges and opportunities in designing,…


Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 8, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Copy editing is needed by the whole country, not just the open textbook community!

What a coincidence!  The day after I send a message out about copy editing for open textbooks, Merrill Perlman writes a rant about the need for editing on  The one thing I would add is that many embarrassing mistakes are not as obvious as the ones she cites.  I found several in my son's 9th grade physics textbook.

My original post was "…


Added by Bob Sawyer on June 2, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments

How To Find Open Content Needles in the OER Haystack

One of the challenges to widespread OER adoption is that of finding everything that's available and discovering what's out there. I've tried in other posts to point to…


Added by Blaine Victor Morrow on June 1, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

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