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November 2010 Blog Posts (7)

OER Policy Webinar: WA State Representative Reuven Carlyle

Cable Green,Director of eLearning & Open Education SBCTC posts:



WA Representative Reuven Carlyle's

webinara href="http://www.ocwconsortium.org/community/blog/2010/11/17/thurs-nov-18-webinar-on-education-and-policy/" target="_blank">http://www.ocwconsortium.org/community/blog/2010/11/17/thurs-nov-18-webinar-on-education-and-policy/>

on Open Policy: recording @ http://bit.ly/fg1CNI



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Added by Una Daly on November 29, 2010 at 8:34am — No Comments

Presentation at NJEDge. Net Annual Conference

November 2010

I did a presentation this month titled "It's an Open Book: Adopting Open Textbooks" at the NJEDge.Net Annual Conference.



NJEDge.Net is a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. Through its deployment of advanced Internet technologies and digital communication,…
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Added by Ken Ronkowitz on November 28, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Declining book sales drive campus bookstores to offer other services

Chronicle of higher education reports that book sales on college campuses are declining with economic pressures driving students to buy cheaper versions online or do without textbooks. College bookstores are rethinking their strategies looking to provide other services for students including performance space for in-store concerts, print-on-demand multimedia stations, and even dry cleaning ...

Added by Una Daly on November 28, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments

Presentation at the Two Year College Association Conference (Washington DC)

I presented at Two Year College Association (TYCA) Northeast regional conference this week.



"Capitol Improvements: The Two-Year College as an Agency of Change" was held November 4-6, 2010 in Washington, DC.



My workshop was titled "Adopting Open Textbooks."   I covered how to identify, evaluate, and adopt Open Textbooks. I also gave an overview of training opportunities for those wanting to adopt open resources, do peer reviews or open their own writing.



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Added by Ken Ronkowitz on November 9, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

First All-Digital ScienceTextbooks Will Be Free

This is what’s possible when we’re willing to build highest quality

educational materials… and make them free to the world’s learners.



No, it’s not completed yet. Yes, it’s expensive to build… but

$10M is cheap when you…

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Added by Micheline on November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Can We Write Textbooks the Way We Write Scholarship?

Thanks to Open Access Textbooks: A FIPSE Grant Project and The Community College Open Textbook Collaborative, Pavel Zemliansky and I will be offering a webinar about the Writing Spaces open textbook production model: Can We Write Textbooks the…

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Added by Charlie Lowe on November 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Washington's 2-year colleges out to beat high cost of textbooks


Thanks to federal grants, more on open-source electronic textbooks! The Seattle Times Local News

Added by Micheline on November 8, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

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