Monthly Archives: July 2011

OERs: Creating Assignments with Public Domain Documents

Image via WikipediaWhile working on the Kaleidoscope Project (assisting faculty at eight colleges develop courses that implement open education resources or open textbooks), I have run into interesting instructional design challenges with creating assignments using materials that were written a … Continue reading

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Jacques Tati: The Art of NOT Managing Technological Change

Image via WikipediaI just watched Jacques Tati‘s “Play Time” this weekend. I have been a fan of his ever since my dad took all of my brothers and I to a theater in Seattle one summer while there was a … Continue reading

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Finding Creative Commons Videos on YouTube

We are in the middle of helping faculty develop courses for a grant that requires that all of the content be openly licensed: Creative Commons or public domain. YouTube is making it easier to find such content: The “Filter & … Continue reading

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12 Sources of Creative Commons or Public Domain Images

Image via Wikipedia The search for quality images continues… We have faculty who are creating course materials and in some cases, replacing Fair Use images with public domain or Creative Commons licensed images. There are still some holes in our … Continue reading

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California Distance Education Report

Image via WikipediaThe Academic Affairs division of the California Community College’s Chancellor’s office came out with their latest Distance Education Report. They have been doing these every two years since 2002. It give the breakdown on how many students are … Continue reading

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OERs and the Next Stage of Open Textbooks

By rubyblossom. via FlickrThere are some exciting things happening in the world of open education resources and open textbooks. I have worked in the recent past on projects that create or find open education resources, participated in presentations on open textbooks, … Continue reading

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