Monthly Archives: April 2010

Open Access Research

Image via Wikipedia Open Research In these days of budget cuts, free, open access to academic research is more important than ever. Cable Green put up a link to a video that I want to share here as well along … Continue reading

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The Art of Describing

Image via Wikipedia There are often connections between my artistic life and my work in education that are surprising. I am reading a book called “The Art of Describing” by Svetlana Alpers. It is a book about Dutch art in … Continue reading

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Open Education Resources at College of the Redwoods

I sent this invitation out to our faculty: Are you concerned about the high cost of education for your students? Have you ever wished that there was something that you could do to bring down that cost? One of the … Continue reading

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Sven Birkerts in the Digital Age

Image via Wikipedia Sven Birkerts wrote an article in the American Scholar called “Reading in a Digital Age” where the tagline claims that his essay discusses “why the novel and the Internet are opposites and why the latter undermines the … Continue reading

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Ning is Our Wake-Up Call

Ning just recently announced that they will no longer support free sites. I belong to a lot of Ning sites. Ironically, the Open Textbook Advocate Trainers website is a Ning site. That site is (was?) dedicated to open source textbooks. … Continue reading

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Surviving Campus Politics

Here is something that they do not teach you in grad school. What do you do when you are at a campus that is in turmoil? I have not completely lived up to these verses, but they are certainly a … Continue reading

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Open Education, Authority and Money

This is one of those blog postings that write themselves. The electronic version of this book on open education is $97.60.

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