Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
When I first considered open source textbooks, I gave little thought to discipline considerations. After much discussion with many colleagues, it occurred to me that the push for awareness and adoptions might be benefited with some discussion among like disciplines. …Continue
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The second volume in the Writing Spaces open textbook series for first year writing classes is now available for free download (Creative Commons licensed PDF) and for purchase in print. There are twenty-one new essays to complement the chapters already available in the first volume. View the Writings Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2 page for the table of contents and more information.
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This article is an introduction to Einztein, a new "Social Learning Network".
My first search was "quarks", which retrieved only one resource, but a good one -- a freely available Annenberg video: Physics for the 21st Century.
The HCC Libraries have been adding links to…Continue
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At the City University of New York (CUNY) IT Conference on December 3rd, I presented on the topic of open textbooks to a standing room only crowd of about 30 CUNY people with an additional dozen or so who were forced to stand in the hallway trying to catch some of what I said. The attendees included faculty, librarians, and administrators.
One of the big questions was about the cost…Continue
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"Three questions to ponder this weekend:
I am not sure if we are meant to begin the discussion here, at Amazon, via email, Google Groups, or the wiki but here is my 2 cents. I think these questions are a good place to start but beneath these questions lie questions about sustainable…Continue
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Word Processing Essentials is a Connexions collection of modules to teach or refresh skills using Microsoft Word. The intended audience is anyone needing to create a simple term or research paper for a high school or college course. The collection was planned by Kenneth Leroy Busbee, the Chair, Business/Computer Science Department at the Community College of…Continue
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Cable Green,Director of eLearning & Open Education SBCTC posts:Continue
WA Representative Reuven Carlyle's
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on Open Policy: recording @ http://bit.ly/fg1CNI
"This is not just…
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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.
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on November 9, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
This is what’s possible when we’re willing to build highest quality
educational materials… and make them free to the world’s learners.
$10M is cheap when you…Continue
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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…Continue
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The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Open Education
SBCTC is seeking a visionary “Open Education…Continue
Feel free to use or remix it for promoting the use of open textbooks on your campus.
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