Category Archives: OER

NWeLearn: Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option?

Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option? Tamara Mitchell, Assistant Director Career Success Center at Oregon State University / Arkansas State University Mountain Home / Western Oregon University Brian Daigle, Center for Academic Innovation at Western Oregon University Alexis Terell, … Continue reading

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Notes From an Open Licensing Playbook

I was at a great webinar today sponsored by CCCOER called “Open Licensing Playbook” and presented by Quill West and Cable Green and hosted by Una Daly of CCCOER. “Open licensing of instructional materials such as textbooks, videos, and other related resources … Continue reading

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Online Events for Open Education Week

This reminder was sent in by Una Daly: This week (March 7th – 11th) is Open Education Week worldwide, and there are 60 free online and local events to promote the benefits of OER.  The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) … Continue reading

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OERs and Accessibility

It was a great morning at Open Ed 2015. I spent the morning in sessions with Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, Sam Johnson, Tara Robertson, Skip Stahl, Jutta Treviranus because I am particularly interested in the connections between OERs and instructional … Continue reading

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Larry Lessig at #OpenEd14

These are some brief notes about this mornings keynote at Open Education 2014. I was a bit relieved here. My nightmare is that one day I will show up at OpenEd and it will have been completely taken over by … Continue reading

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Digital Loeb: Rebirth of the Book?

Maybe now that Harvard Press is doing it, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the book isn’t being killed off by the internet. I have a number of posts on this blog addressing the so-called death of … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks in the Humboldt State Library

The library at Humboldt State University provides online research guides for students in nearly all disciplines (seriously, it even includes Kinesiology). Our new Library Dean and open textbook guru, Cyril Oberlander set Tim Miller and Sarah Fay Philips to work on … Continue reading

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Death of the Book Redux

Wittgenstein (from Wikipedia)  I don’t know if this is related to climate change or the polar vortex, but the yearly declaration that the book is dead or dying is early this year. Naomi S. Baron, in her article “How E-Reading … Continue reading

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Reports on the Death of the Book are Greatly Exaggerated

William Shakespeare I was at a poetry reading at the library a while back and one of the poets had a poem about how lost in cyberspace everyone is and the implication was that he was seeing the end of … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks and Student Success

Cable Green (Photo: Jeffrey Beall) The tirelessly brilliant and ubiquitous Cable Green sent out today’s announcement from Creative Commons about the U.S. PIRG Education Fund report called, “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market: How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand … Continue reading

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