Category Archives: opentextbooks

David Harris of OpenStax at Humboldt State

The ALS and OER conversation is a campus discussion group looking at affordable learning resources and strategies. In our next meeting on Nov. 6th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM in the HSU Library “Fishbowl”, David Harris of OpenStax will be visiting … Continue reading

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OER: Possible Resources for Biology – Human Anatomy & Physiology

human anatomy (Photo credit: Shira Golding) These are some possible resources for developing our own textbook and course for anatomy and physiology. I will use this wiki this summer to sort through some biology textbooks and OERs for possible use … Continue reading

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OER: 12 Sources of Open Textbooks

(Photo credit: opensourceway) With the State Department’s announcement and posts on twitter about failed business models, I think this is a good time to revisit how to find actual free, openly licensed textbooks. There are many ways to find free, … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Grant Research Findings

College of the Redwoods is a participant in the Kaleidoscope grant. This grant helped faculty partner with other colleges to develop free, openly licensed textbooks to help students save a significant amount of money. The Community College Consortium for Open … Continue reading

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Open Academics at the University of Minnesota

The Richardsonian Romanesque Pillsbury Hall (1889) is one of the oldest buildings on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was really excited this morning to see Stacy Olson’s tweet (@OlsonStacy) about the University of Minnesota’s Open … Continue reading

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Open Content Licensing for Educators Workshop

Image via CrunchBase This is from Cable Green:  2012 is a significant year for open education and OER. We are celebrating 10 years since UNESCO coined the term “Open Educational Resources”. In joining the global celebrations, the OER Foundation will host … Continue reading

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OER: Indigenous People’s Reader

Jacqui Cain has edited a reader for developmental English classes that includes indigenous people’s stories from around the world: stories translated from oral traditions. She did this presentation for the 2012 Online Teaching Conference which starts in June as part … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out

Tuesday, April 5, 20112:00-3:00 PM EST / 11:00AM-Noon PST Moderator: Nicole AllenTextbook Advocate for the Student PIRGs and Director of the Make Textbooks Affordable campaign. In the national debate surrounding textbook affordability and adoption, the student voice often goes unheard. … Continue reading

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Open Education Resources – Free Math Textbooks

Image via WikipediaCable Green was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article called “State of Washington to Offer Online Materials as Texts” by Martha Ann Overland. I loved the article because it promotes all of the things … Continue reading

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