Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
Classroom Aid has made available a free Slideshare that describes what OERs are and their history and current state: very useful. Better yet, there's a …Continue
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I will be teaching "MOOCs and Academia" for Canvas Network https://www.canvas.net/ in mid-April. It is less a "course" and more of a forum with some content provided as background and discussion organized by roles such as teacher, designer, tech support, college administrator etc. The purpose is to get people in different roles in education (including students) thinking about how MOOCs will impact their institutions in positive and negative ways. It…Continue
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After converting my old Algebra Study Guide to ePub format (using a snipping tool and Sigil)... I found that it was just a matter of cut-and-paste to make a web page out of it using Blogger. After all, ePub is just HTML - and so without too much effort we have:
Students Get Savvier About Textbook Buying, When They Buy at All
By Marc Parry
The Chronicle talked with students at Foothill CC and found that having more choices…
Saylor Foundation is one of our favorite organization. It advocates and supports very high quality open courseware and textbooks. Here is a job opportunity at Saylor.
Business Development Manager
Private foundation launching new web-based learning initiative seeks a self-motivated business development professional to fill the position of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT…Continue
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Note from College Open Textbooks: It is safe to download this document.
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Reading a post at http://cain.blogspot.com/2012/11/writing-commons-community-based-oer.html
that may be of interest to the group.
It starts out:
I read a great posting at Writing Commons this morning entitled "…
This week is the 2012 Global Education Conference. It's free, it's online, and it's meant to connect educators and innovators all over the world! Open Tapestry's presentation, "…Continue
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The ninth International Open Ed Conference 2012 was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from October 16 to 18. This conference brings together many of the thought leaders and practitioners in the open education movement from around the world to report on progress, compare notes, and collaborate. This year’s conference got off to a rousing start as the Honorable John Yap, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology for British…Continue
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ODG-COT senior marketing professional Deepa Sinha has written and issued a press release announcing the DynamicBooks sponsorship of the Open Doors - College Open Textbooks 2012-2013 program. Thanks to Deepa for…Continue
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Is anyone participating in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or creating one? I have been posting about them this year at http://www.serendipity35.net/index.php?/categories/43-MOOC and I am considering creating one this fall for next spring. These courses - often with many thousands of participants - seem to be the right place for open textbook use whether they are free or low cost. Check out my…Continue
I spent the summer converting my old algebra study guide to ePub format and was able to have it listed in the Google Play store.
It was not that hard to do and the Google Play eBook reader is quite good! It looks ok on all of my devices and transfers between them seamlessly.
Downside: You have to buy this FREE ebook. Not…Continue
Added by John Redden on August 29, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments
I've just published a new Open Access brief introduction to writing and rhetoric. It is entitled _What Is Writing? A Brief Introduction to Writing as an Act of Communication_. You can access it here:
Added by Johannah Rodgers on August 21, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments
College Open Textbooks has selected two texts, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics by Dr. Timothy Tregarthen and Dr. Libby Rittenberg, as its featured books for August 2012.
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 17, 2012 -
College Open Textbooks is proud to announce that it has selected two outstanding texts, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics by Dr. Timothy Tregarthen and Dr. Libby Rittenberg, as its…
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While most of us are focused on the price of textbooks, what interests me most is the way Creative Commons can fix other problems with textbooks. I am not convinced that the monopoly held by four publishers has been healthy for the field of history. For example, I am not sure how every textbook came to follow nearly the exact same narrative when it comes to labor history. Why is it Homestead, Haymarket and Pullman Square every time? The Seattle General Strike, Bisbee Deportation, Ludlow…Continue
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