Category Archives: textbooks

Biology eAcademy: Principles of Biology

Extracted from file:LA2-NSRW-1-0230.jpg Brown bear sketch from scaned textbook (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Affordable Learning Solutions, Principles of Biology, Nature. This is a commercial online textbook that is low cost. http://als.csuprojects.org. Each part of the textbook is an online module that … Continue reading

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Books and The Latest Technology

Fredrick Furnivall, OED Editorvia Wikipedia I write here a lot about technology and books, but specifically about open education resources and open textbooks, all of which tend to mean electronic texts. I love electronic texts and the internet. Through the … Continue reading

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OER: Saylor Foundation’s New Bookshelf

Saylor Foundation The Saylor Foundation is making spirits bright and starting the New Year right by ensuring that openly licensed, free textbooks remain freely available to students. You may have seen their press release. Their “Bookshelf” page is already up … 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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OERs and Money: The revolution will happen without you.

Image via Wikipedia“On the one hand, information wants to be expensive because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free because the cost of getting … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Innovation: Attacking High Text Costs While Improving Outcomes

Spotlight On Innovation: Attacking High Text Costs While Improving Outcomes Date: Monday, April 11th, 2011Time: 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PTDuration: 50 minutes followed by a live Q&A session As the high cost of college texts negatively impacts student … 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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OER Africa: Course Development Handbook

Image via WikipediaI am currently reading Santosh Panda’s textbook Handbook on In-House Style for Course Development.  This would be recommended reading for new course developers or distance education admins who are new to the field or need to develop a … Continue reading

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The Google Art Project

The Google Art Project has created a “street view” visit to a dozen museums and put up a library of high definition images from the participating museums. This will be a great resource for art and history instructors and everyone … 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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