Tag Archives: open textbooks

Organic Chemistry Textbook Goes Open Access

This in from Boyoung Chae of the Washington SBCTC via the Open WA newsletter: Best-selling organic chemistry textbook becomes open access Brace yourselves, chemistry students and fans of the field: John McMurry’s best-selling textbook, Organic Chemistry, is about to become … Continue reading

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Lumen Learning, Course Hero, and Other Strange Bedfellows

Why Does This Matter? Most people following this story know the essential details: Lumen Learning has off-loaded openly licensed course materials to Course Hero. Edsurge has been publishing industry articles on this. If you don’t know Course Hero, it is … Continue reading

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OER Faculty Institute

Clover Park Technical College is excited to host our first OER Faculty Institute!  Dates: Fri., Aug. 5th and Sat., Aug. 6th Time: 9 am to 3 pm (PST) The Teaching & Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College is hosting a … Continue reading

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Webinar: Indigenous Open Educational Resources

This came in over the wire from Amanda Coolidge via Cable Green: Indigenous Open Educational Resources: Respectfully Uplifting Community Voice Date: May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Open education is grounded in Western understandings of ownership, protocol, … Continue reading

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OER:  Matrix Algebra with Computational Applications 

This just in from Regina Gong via the Internets. I am particularly interested in interactive, openly-licensed math textbooks and materials: Hello Everyone, I hope you all are having a great almost weekend. I’m here to announce yet another excellent OER … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on OER or Why Capitalists Can’t Cook

David Wiley posted on his blog “From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus.” Part of that path includes the fact that “This work will require us to invest time and … Continue reading

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I can’t do it myself! Collaborating with colleagues around the world on OER

Christina Hendricks and Zoe Wake Hyde presented more on Rebus textbooks using the philosophy projects as an example. According to the schedule: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: Explain how the Rebus Community can facilitate … Continue reading

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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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