Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
This just-released report from the U.S. General Accounting Office entitled COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS: Students Have Greater Access to Textbook Information begins with this statement "Publishers included in GAO’s study have disclosed textbook information required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) , such as pricing and format options , and made components of bundled materials available individually, but stakeholders GAO interviewed said these practices have had little effect on faculty…Continue
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ODG-COT announces that @One has chosen a proposal made by ODG-COT and Link-Systems International for a Round Table at the Online Teaching Conference (OTC) at Long Beach City College June 19-21, 2013.
Read Press Release to learn more about this event:…Continue
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Publishers are now offering free books for MOOCs…Continue
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Open Doors Group is seeking volunteer staff for its upcoming Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Benefits to volunteers include MOOC experience, learning the popular Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), networking with educators and others, possible academic paper, references, and more.
We are testing an interesting MOOC freemium business model: provide the courses at no charge and sell the very affordable textbooks.
The classes are in the autumn and work is already…Continue
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The Wall Street Journal has published an opinion piece by Andy Kessler titled "Professors are About to Get an Online Education: Georgia Tech's new Internet master's degree in computer science is the future." The subtitle refers to GT's new degree program wherein one can get a master's degree in computer science, completely online, and for a fraction of the cost…Continue
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From MOOC provider Coursera, comes this news - Any reactions?
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking the next big step toward that mission by working with many of the top higher education publishers. This collaboration will expand…
Added by Ken Ronkowitz on May 24, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments
http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=60521 The British Columbia (B.C.) government said it will make available up to 20 free and open online textbooks for some of the most popular first- and second-year university and college courses... it has committed $1 million to fund the venture.
BCcampus, the provincial agency overseeing the project, is rolling it out in phases. It recently released a list of the…Continue
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Education leaders Manny Barbara of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) and Nicholas Smith of HotChalk provided provocative and challenging insights for Open Doors Group (ODG) directors and managers at…Continue
Open Doors Group and College Open Textbooks honor the following Community Colleges for ranking very high on the list of the Top 1500 Colleges and University by Textbook Affordability
#1 Essex County College - Super achievement beating out 1499 2- and 4-year colleges!
Added by Jacky Hood on April 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
The "Academia and the MOOC" course that I am facilitating on the Canvas Network started this week. It is a 4 week course but very open-ended and you can still register and easily work through the content since the discussion if the key element.
It is not a "massive" MOOC (there will be less than 1000 participants) and it isn't a "course" (in that it has no assignments or grades) but is it gathering people in academia around the topics of how MOOCs are impacting education and might do…Continue
Wonderful 30 second video from Big Ideas Fest 2012 last December...ISKME's Amee Evans Godwin's blog entry is partially copied here but I highly recommend reading the whole blog and viewing the excellent blog here: http://www.iskme.org/our-ideas/bodies-motion-video-shouts-out-open-education
Lucky me as I was a part of the big E in OpenEd....
“Open Ed” is a thirty-second…
San Jose, CA March 12, 2013
The Open Doors Group - College Open Textbooks (ODG-COT) Collaborative will endorse affordable open-licensed and commercial textbooks and tools in an Open Education Week webinar. The public can attend this webinar listed at 6pm GMT (2pm Eastern Time) today Tuesday March 12 on http://www.openeducationweek.org/events-webinars/
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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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