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Added by Bill Buxton on April 25, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments
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.…
Added by rod kirk on April 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
At the TEDxNYED event,…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by rod kirk on April 20, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by rod kirk on April 20, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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....…
Added by rod kirk on April 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by rod kirk on April 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The tutorial is work in progress and the…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
There are lots of things going on in the UK. In addition to all the volcanic ash playing havoc in the atmosphere there this week, JISC has been busy putting together an OER (Open Educational Resources) infokit.
OK, who and what is JISC? Their About statement says;…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 16, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Fast Company magazine staff writer Anya Kamenetz has written a new book titled DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Dr. David Wiley, Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge, is profiled in this publication. In summary, the book is a "thumbs up" for Open Textbooks.
There is a …Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Scott Rains on April 8, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Brian Evans, instructor in the Economics Dept. at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, has just made available the results of his study comparing the costs of using Open Textbooks vs traditional textbooks. Brian presents the factors involved in the study,…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 7, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Washington State Legislature have engaged with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges to create the Student Completion Initiative. Its…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
There is an interesting article in ELearn Magazine which talks about the bigger picture of E-Learning. It is authored by Badrul H. Khan, Associate Professor, George Washington University. The concept of Open Textbooks is one component of this overall picture.
You can read the details at the…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
P2PU is the "Peer 2 Peer University". I discovered this organization while I was checking out some university activities in the area of Open Textbooks.…Continue
Added by rod kirk on April 1, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments
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
Added by rod kirk on April 1, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments
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…