Tag Archives: oer

Community as Infrastructure

My first session at the Cascadia Open Education Summit was Zoe Wake Hyde’s Community as Infrastructure: Building a scalable, sustainable approach to open textbook publishing. I am very excited about this presentation because I have been following the Rebus Foundation … Continue reading

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A Math Textbook for Adult Basic Education

I want to thank folks who contacted me about open textbooks for adult basic math. I taught the course last quarter with downloaded worksheets, old textbooks, and out-dated GED teaching materials. My class made it work – I turned it … Continue reading

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The Commons and OER: Metaphors Matter

David Wiley in his blog, Iterating Towards Openness, wrote a post on the Commons metaphor and OER: “…is the commons the right metaphor for our work with OER? There are incredibly important – some might argue fundamental – differences between commons and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on OER-Enabled Pedagogy

“It is the essence of certainty to be established only with reservations.”  ― Maurice Merleau-Ponty Definitions matter. In the September issue of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning vol. 19, no. 4, David Wiley and John Hilton published … Continue reading

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The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks

The Rebus Community has come out with their guide to publishing OER called “The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (so far).” I like the model of the Rebus Community: they are a foundation which means their survival as a … Continue reading

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LiDA103: Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world

I got this reminder for the free, micro-course from Wayne Mackintosh this morning. I am really looking forward to participating. I will be posting what I learn and about the people I meet here on this blog. Projects like these … Continue reading

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How OERs Will Destroy the Future!

LeiLani Cauthen published an opinion piece called “Are you still going to prefer OER? The $2.28 Billion Loss to Publishers & the Future – Part 1” that has been batted around Twitter for the last couple of days (thanks Robin … Continue reading

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Open the Gateless Gate: OER and Open Education

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year (and last, as a matter of fact) was to fight less and celebrate more. I can get really annoyed when I come across a pay-wall when trying to access materials that are … Continue reading

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What Should a Post-Facebook World Look Like?

Facebook was not the first alarm that ever went off for me around corporate involvement with technology, and I know that I am not alone in that. We all pretty much guessed that it was a compromise. It is no … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest OER Directory

This looks like another new and worthy effort coming out of Oregon. If you are interested in Open Education, Open Education Resources (OER), or Open Textbooks, I would encourage you to take a look at the Pacific Northwest OER Directory. … Continue reading

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