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Community College Proves that Schools Don't Need Textbooks. The international foot race is about to begin!

Community College Proves that Schools Don't Need Textbooks

Ready… set… wait… none of the Americans are wearing shoes. Resources Search. The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes. Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises. Great report from the University of Edinburgh on their six 2013 Coursera MOOCs.

Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises

The report has good data, tries to separate out active learners from window shoppers and not short on surprises. It’s a rich resource and a follow up report is promised. Webinar: What is a MOOC? Free learning resources for teachers. SCORE. 4 is here! Open source is changing the world: join the movement. The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks. Cable Green doesn't have to look very far to find an example of an education system weighed down by what he considers a bloated and inefficient textbook industry.

The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks

Why Open Education Matters. Why Pay More Book. Copyright Toolbox. There are nearly as many publishing agreements as there are publishers.

Copyright Toolbox

Practically every publisher has its own agreement containing the terms and conditions under which it wishes to publish an article. For an author it is sometimes difficult to distill from the agreement the provisions which provide the author the opportunity to have optimal access to the journal article. Right to Research Coalition.

Wolne Lektury Internet library. UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal. Email: Professor Rory McGreal is s the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources.

UNESCO/COL Chair Rory McGreal

He is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University– Canada’s Open University based in Alberta, Canada. He is also the director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI). And, he is a co-Editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), and founder of the OER Knowledge Cloud. Formerly, he served as the Associate Vice President Research. He studied for his PhD (Computer Technologies in Education) at a distance over the Internet from Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Science.

Blog. About the Repository - ROARMAP. OER KnowledgeCloud. Global Education - SD73 Business Company. Campaign to Save Students $1 Billion. Georgia Virtual Learning > Home. MyOpenMath. Image search results. Open Education 2012: Schedule. 5 Reasons Why Educators Should Network. The period of isolationism in the United States ended during World War II, but while political isolation is no more, educational isolation is still prevalent in public schools today. Many teachers go to school each day, teach their students and leave. If they're struggling with how to teach a lesson that will engage their students, they might ask for advice from the teacher down the hall, but a lot of times, they struggle alone.

That's not the case for educators who have built a network of people who share resources, advice and techniques, whether they call it a personal learning network or something else. Here's why educators should start a personal learning network, or PLN. 1. Teachers cannot know everything, so they should learn from one another, said Jerry Blumengarten, who spent 32 years teaching and retired from the New York City Board of Education in 2002.

Open Coursewhere. Webinars 2012 Archives « Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Apr 9 OER Impact Research Faculty and Student Voices Archive and Slides Available March 12 Celebrate Open Education Week.

Webinars 2012 Archives « Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

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Recent changes to the infoKit Cookie statement Last Cookiweek David Kernohan, a JISC Programme Manager, commented in a Guardian article last week that Open Educational Resources are a radical idea that has now become mainstream. Make Textbooks Affordable. Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous.

Make Textbooks Affordable

Students spend an average of $1,200 a year on textbooks and course materials, and prices have been rising more than for times the rate of inflation for the past two decades! It’s no accident that textbooks are so expensive. Publishing companies are raking in huge profits while engaging in bad practices that drive up costs: issuing new editions that make used books hard to find, bundling textbooks with unnecessary CDs and pass-codes, and more. University of Minnesota. CREATIVE COMMONS. You have chosen a CC license for your work.


Now how do you go about letting the world know? Here are some examples of how to mark your work with the CC license. Note: If you want to know how to attribute other creators' CC licensed materials, go here. How to use the CC License Chooser You can easily add a CC license notice to your website by visiting the CC license chooser. Finding OER. 3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up - Wired Campus. Open-education resources have been hailed as a trove of freely available information that can be used to build textbooks at virtually no cost.

3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up - Wired Campus

But a copyright lawsuit filed last month presents a potential roadblock for the burgeoning movement. A group of three large academic publishers has sued the start-up Boundless Learning in federal court, alleging that the young company, which produces open-education alternatives to printed textbooks, has stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights. The publishers Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education filed their joint complaint last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. About The Licenses. Our public copyright licenses incorporate a unique and innovative “three-layer” design. Each license begins as a traditional legal tool, in the kind of language and text formats that most lawyers know and love.

OER Commons. OERs: the good, the bad and the ugly.


UDL. Web. The Team - SCORE. Meet the SCORE team Jonathan Darby Director, Higher Education Shared Solutions As Academic Director of SCORE Jonathan leads the project and promotes Open Education Resources nationwide. Duncan Calls for Urgency in Lowering College Costs. The characterized Mr. Duncan’s remarks, at a Las Vegas conference of college financial aid workers, as the start of a “national conversation” about high costs, which have prompted raucous protests across the country and ignited an angry push among some borrowers demanding debt forgiveness, federal grants and interest-free loans. The department used the opportunity to call attention to steps the Obama administration had taken to reduce the net price that students and families pay for higher education and make it easier to repay . But it was clear that the administration was taking heed of the rising furor over tuition increases, and a growing online debate about how much a college degree is worth at a time when few jobs are available for graduates.

“Three in four Americans now say that college is too expensive for most people to afford,” Mr. Duncan said. College seniors with loans now graduate with an average debt load of more than $25,000.