Added by Jacky Hood on June 1, 2013 at 3:28pm —
Added by Jacky Hood on May 31, 2013 at 10:20am —
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!
#11 East… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on April 21, 2013 at 9:30am —
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
Added by Jacky Hood on December 11, 2012 at 10:00pm —
Added by Jacky Hood on June 12, 2012 at 11:00pm —
Mentor Cloud and Open Doors Group / College Open Textbooks Partner to
Facilitate Sharing Best Practices
New Community to Share Best Practices and Facilitate Mentoring in the Open Education Community…
Added by Jacky Hood on January 26, 2012 at 8:00pm —
- Paper-based OER are useful in many situations.
- Reasonable fees for OER ensure quality and updates.…
Added by Jacky Hood on December 9, 2011 at 7:49am —
While not open-licensed, these entertaining self-tests, quizzes, and multi-player games address Biochemistry, Bones, Histology, as well as the Cardiovascular, Digestive, Endocrine, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems, and much more. Thanks to University of Minnesota for a great resource site.
Added by Jacky Hood on December 9, 2011 at 6:33am —
The world renown Palo Alto Daily News featured Khan Academy math videos on the front page of the printe edition Saturday December 3. The article is also available at http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula-news/ci_19454417
Added by Jacky Hood on December 4, 2011 at 8:16am —
As a thank-you for my presentation Dispelling Myths about OER and Open Textbooks
, EDUCAUSE sent me a great new blogging tool. It has a beautiful case, nicer than any I have seen for a Kindle or iPad. Attached to it is a stylus that looks like a pen. In fact, I have discovered that any pen or pencil will work. This blogging tool does not require batteries or external power. In fact, it has no on/off switch so I think I… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on October 1, 2011 at 7:58am —
On http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/11-open-source-business-models/5371 you can read about the following 11 open source software models and see which ones will work for OER. Note that many of them do not actually work for open source software, i.e. produce revenues and profits.
- Support Ware
- Product Ware
- Cloud Ware
Added by Jacky Hood on May 8, 2011 at 9:20am —
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
Added by Jacky Hood on August 16, 2010 at 8:00pm —
The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks invites submission of papers for a special issue focusing on Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are learning materials that are made publically available for free to be used, modified, and redistributed in original or modified form. Online education and Open Educational Resources are strongly interconnected developments that have both have been driven by the growth of connectivity and content on the Web. In addition, online education is a… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on June 8, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Many people in the open community see Macmillan's new Dynamic Textbooks as a sign that big textbook publishers finally are realizing that instructors need books that can be adapted to the needs of students. Gordon Crovitz begs to differ. In You Can't Judge a Book by Its Author
Mr. Crovitz worries about the author's intentions getting altered. What do you think?… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on March 5, 2010 at 8:39pm —
The Connexions Project has added a new item titled: “Authoring Connexions Modules using Microsoft Word Documents” to its Connexions Documentation lens at: http://cnx.org/lenses/cnxorg/documentation
This training collection was written by Connexions Featured Author, winner in the HPC Cup for High Performance Computing education, and Houston Community College faculty member, Kenneth Leroy Busbee. It is designed… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on January 15, 2010 at 9:37pm —
Liz Tadman is our extraordinary volunteer professional network administrator. Liz greets most new members, features members who upload their photographs, rotates the photos, and suspends spammers. Liz has two paid jobs: real estate agent and publishing company production coordinator. I met Liz when she enrolled in the Foothill College business skills class I taught. Three cheers and a big thank you to Liz.
Added by Jacky Hood on December 12, 2009 at 7:57pm —
Fifty-four educators attended the Project Showcase - A lightning round of presentations showcasing campus projects. Featuring, Jacky Hood ("Dispelling Open Textbook Myths"), Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Kathy Fernandes, CSU Chico; Marc Oehlman, CSU Monterey Bay at the Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE) Virtual Conference December 2. Listen to and view the archive at…
Added by Jacky Hood on December 3, 2009 at 2:41pm —
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) has been nominated for the 2010 Bellwether Award in the Instructional Programs & Services category. The awards are for proven programs to narrow the achievement gap.
In my conversation with Phillip Morris, Community College Futures Assembly Program Director and Alumni Fellow, Educational Administration and Policy, College of Education, University of Florida, I learned that sustainability and transferability… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on November 3, 2009 at 9:07am —
In the past few months, more than 30 open textbooks have been peer-reviewed by an outstanding group of professors, instructors, and other experts. Most of these reviewers exceeded our requirement that a reviewer have taught the subject for a minimum of one year at the college level. Many have taught for decades and several have doctorates and full professorships. The reviewers rated every chapter in each book on our 11 criteria and wrote summaries. Some even improved the open textbooks and most… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on September 11, 2009 at 11:57pm —
The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) is a membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. TAA's overall mission is to enhance the quality of textbooks and other academic materials, such as journal articles, monographs and scholarly books, in all fields and disciplines, by providing its textbook and academic author members with educational and networking opportunities.
TAA welcomes new members and chapters. To join see… Continue
Added by Jacky Hood on June 5, 2009 at 2:30pm —