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Join us for an informative webinar to learn about the latest business and technology trends that affect the educational publishing industry.…
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We found an interesting news piece published on the Inside Higher Ed website. You should go there and read all the details. Here is a brief summary. There was supposed to be about $500 million government dollars allocated for free online courses. For some reason it never made it into the student aid legislation that was associated with the health care bill. So, now maybe…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 30, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Every day I hear about more people in different areas of the US that are getting involved with trying to get away from the high costs of traditional textbooks and moving towards the Open Textbook model. Students at CU-Boulder (Colorado) are getting involved.
As reported on …Continue
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) is another organization that has interests that intersect with those of CCOTC. It is also works with Athabasca University who does the publishing for them.
As pointed out in their website…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Today we have another blog post to keep you all aware of other organizations that are committed to the areas of open learning, distance learning, and the concept of open textbooks.
CIDER is the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. It is the Centre for Distance Education research initiative at Athabasca University - Canada's Open…Continue
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LON-CAPA is an open source freeware distributed learning content management and assessment system supported by over a hundred various institutions worldwide. It was formed from two entities or concepts; LON (LearningOnline Network) and CAPA (Computer Assisted Personalized Approach). Its home and roots are at Michigan State University.…Continue
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The wheels of progress in Open Textbooks keep turning. The Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean book titled Collaborative Statistics is being adopted for use in a Mexico University. Portions are being translated into Spanish. Her main focus is in the Homework and Problem sections.
Celine Armenta, at the…Continue
The Hewlett Foundation OER Grantees Meeting was held on April 16, 2010 at Yale University. Hal Plotkin, Senior Policy Advisor to Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter in the United States Department of Education, was a key speaker at this event. Looks like some very positive actions supportive of continuing the advancement of Open Textbooks and OER came about.…
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At the TEDxNYED event,…Continue
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A story on the SiliconIndia Website highlights some interesting projections for Digital Textbook sales for the next five years.
You can read all about the information behind their projections by going toContinue
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Online Health Higher Education is under the microscope in the UK. A study at the Bournemouth University (BU) in the UK by leading health experts focuses on the pros and cons of utilizing Open Educational Resources in delivering health higher education.
Dr. Heather Hartwell, Dr. Ann Hemingway, and Dr. Catherine Angell used the …Continue
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To get some other perspective on the subject of open education, Open Textbooks, and Online Education Resources, take a look at the Open Education News Site.
A description from their website....…
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Katie Hafner has contributed a great article in the NY Times which covers lots of bases with respect to Online Education Resources.
To quote their summary..
"Putting free courseware online was a first step in reimagining education. What now? Wiki U’s, smart…Continue
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The tutorial is work in progress and the…Continue
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