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Overemphasis on educating for technology jobs -- that aren't there!

Great to see Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? quoting Professor Hal Salzman of Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy who says the shortage is a myth. Here is a similar and longer article in Atlantic Monthly:…

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Added by Jacky Hood on April 15, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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Added by Jacky Hood on March 29, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

Higher Education Leadership Platform announced by League for Innovation, ODG, and SoftChalk

A huge thank you to Open Doors Group partners League for Innovation in the Community College and SoftChalk LLC for their assistance on this all-important initiative. A hug for former COT marketing manager Sharyn Fitzpatrick for tweeting the news a few seconds after the release. Follow Sharyn…

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Added by Open Doors Group on March 28, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments

California Network for Higher Education Access seeks volunteer content creators

The California Network for Higher Education Access will be completely revamped and relaunched by July 2014. We have a strategist, a project manager, and a technologist. The team needs 2 or 3 more volunteers to add content. 

The Network was created in early 2010 to serve the needs of the OER Center for…

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Added by Open Doors Group on March 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Marketing and Sales Manager for ODG's Higher Education Leadership Platform

Open Doors Group is seeking an energetic volunteer to create marketing and social media strategy and drive sales for our Higher Education Leadership Platform (HELP).

HELP addresses the…

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Added by Open Doors Group on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Rosental Alves: MOOCs aren't a threat to university journalism courses

Thanks to Mike Pouraryan for the heads-up on this story:

Rosental Alves: MOOCs aren't a threat to university journalism courses

Added by Open Doors Group on March 17, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

New Trig Reference Web Site

I have created a new website: http://www.trigcheatsheet.com/

Free online mobile-friendly Trigonometry end-page notes and formulas.  CC-BY-SA

Also posted a link on Merlot... you can post a review there.…

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Added by John Redden on March 16, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Robert Godwin-Jones calls for the use of open materials in MOOCs

In Making MOOCs Truly Open, SoftChalk's President and Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Robert Godwin-Jones calls for the use of open-licensed materials.

Bob writes "The “open” in MOOCs doesn’t usually extend to content."

The use of open content will make interaction by the student with the content easier, compensating to some extent for the impossibility of the instructor interacting directly with…

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Added by Open Doors Group on March 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Announcing the Publication of Invasion of the MOOCs

Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses is a new essay collection from Parlor Press exploring the use of MOOCs in education. The book is available for purchase in print or it can be downloaded for free under a Creative Commons license via the Parlor Press website:

http://www.parlorpress.com/invasion_of_the_moocs

Unlike accounts in the mainstream media and educational press,…

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Added by Charlie Lowe on March 10, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

E Books Get a New Lease on Life

Wired Campus

E-Textbook Provider CourseSmart Is Bought by Ingram

A big fish in the education-media world has been swallowed by an even bigger fish.

Added by Mike Pouraryan on March 3, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

BC Canada Open Textbook Project

discovered via twitter

In October 2012, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled first and second year subject areas in the province’s public post-secondary system. BCcampus is tasked with co-ordination of the project because of our 10-year experience with the Online Program Development Fund.



The goal of the Open Textbook Project is to provide flexible and affordable access to higher…

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Added by Ken Ronkowitz on March 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

One of the Pioneers in Open Education Grows Ever More :-)

I'm delighted to inform you that ALISON free learning has just signed up its 3 millionth learner! This is a huge milestone for our free learning mission. ALISON now has 600 free courses available and over 350,000 graduates of our courses worldwide, many studying and graduating from multiple courses. 



I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you, our learners and supporters for making ALISON such a global success. We have grown primarily through word-of-mouth,…

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Added by Mike Pouraryan on March 2, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Latest News - Marieke Guy's outstanding review of today's Open Education Ideas workshop

The Open Education Ideas Workshop was held today at 10am Central Europe Time. Marieke Guy, Project Community Coordinator, LinkedUp, Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), has written an outstanding review of this workshop that marked an official launch of the Open Educational…

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Added by Open Doors Group on February 24, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Open Doors Group and PM World Announce Successful Completion of Two MOOCs

Open Doors Group (ODG) and PM World are proud to announce the successful completion of the first offering of two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): Rapid Book Publishing and Project Management Skills for all Careers.


 PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 22, 2014…
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Added by Open Doors Group on February 22, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

C programming tutorial

A simple C programming tutorial for beginners which is an open online material for students.

Added by Thiyagarajan S on February 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are schools adopting open textbooks? If not, why?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the open textbooks created by Washington State Open Course Library initiative are receiving little attention from community college faculty in the state.

see:

Open Course Library Sees Little Use in Washington's Community Colleges…

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Added by Fred M Beshears on February 8, 2014 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

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