Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
The Alternative Course Materials Task Force at Tulsa Community College, facilitated the Textbook Evolution conference on March 5th. The description of the conference indicates that they covered textbook cost issues, new delivery methods, digital-downloadable formats, customizable content, and marketing…Continue
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An article titled "Digital Repositories and Possibilities of Their Integration into Higher Education" was recently published in the March issue of International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), Vol 5 (2010). http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/1212
Due to abundance of information available on the Internet, society seeks new types of…
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Literacy is Priceless blog on 10 ways to support open education through social media. This list left out networking with OER community using NING.
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Take a look at this compelling "Affordable Learning Soutions for 2010" video recently released by the California State Student Association about textbook affordability.
In January 2010, Leigh Blackall posted a blog on "How to produce, publish and distribute a textbook these days." His blog posting describes the steps he employed for textbooks at Otago Polytechnic.
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As noted by today's Creative Commons blog posting, the recently released United States Department of Education 2010 National Educational Technology Plan (pdf) embraces the use of open textbooks and open educational resources. The Plan cites the …Continue
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Driven by lean, hard economic times and the rising costs of education, many students are seeking out alternative methods such as open textbooks just to keep up.
Fortunately, there are a growing number of opportunities for students to get textbooks at lower…Continue
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I was able to fulfill one of my duties as an advocate by presenting a open textbook workshop during Professional Development Day at Broward College (February 19). There were 22 employees who attended, and they showed quite a bit of interest. This workshop was limited to 60 minutes, so I will be holding another to complete my obligations.
During this first workshop I distributed three handouts (the repository list, the Courses to be Prioritized for Open Access Textbook…Continue
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Julie Smith David, director of ASU’s Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology says: "open-source textbooks could spawn a new community for developing and contributing learning materials. In the long run, if you have an open source community — a faculty — about a functional area or course, they can create much more content than a textbook,” she said. “I think open-source textbooks are a very small piece of what we really…Continue
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(1, 4, 9): content clarity and readability
(5, 7, 10, 11): relevance and…
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