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College Open Textbooks - College Open Textbooks
Welcome to College Open Textbooks! Our Featured Book: Funded by an eminent group of generous sponsors*, College Open Textbooks (COT) is a project of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Open Doors Group. The COT Collaborative is collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations that are focused on the mission of driving awareness, adoptions**, and affordability of open textbooks. Our focus is on community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education and the first two years (lower division) of 4-year institutions. Some of our activities also apply to K-12, upper division, graduate school, and life-long learning.

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Virtual University Free and Open Source Software for E-learning Useful resources During the discussion held from 1-25 June 2004 over 200 links were shared and proposed by the participants. More links have been identified and added as the discussion continues.

Excel VBA Text Box - Easy Excel Macros A text box is an empty field where a user can fill in a piece of text. To create a text box in Excel VBA, execute the following steps. 1. On the Developer tab, click Insert. 2. Talk point: hands off my PowerPoint! Why don't more academics use open educational resources? On Monday 3 October, at the #OpenDataLDN meet-up, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, I sat in a group led by Javiera Atenas, an academic at the University of Hertfordshire, on open educational resources (OER) and marvelled at the number of tools that existed to facilitate resource sharing. The event was organised as an opportunity to discuss ideas and developments around open data and open knowledge projects – ranging from open governance to data journalism. MIT's open courseware was lauded as an exceptional example of openness but there were also homegrown tools available such as the University of Nottingham's Xpert repository or Jorum.ac.uk, a site set up to enable teachers to find, share and discuss teaching resources, across all of the UK's HE and FE communities. So in this talk point, I'd like to explore these claims: why are many so reluctant to share teaching resources? Is it for fear of not being properly credited?

BCcampus OpenEd Resources Principles of Economics Faculty reviewed Adopted Ancillary Resources Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College, Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary WashingtonDate: Jun 28, 2016Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the recent government shutdown, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.

Global Text Project We maintain the chapters for all Global Text Project books in open document format with extensive use of style sheets so that we can quickly convert them into different media or formats. Global Text Project books have been internationalized and converted to a standard format using OpenOffice. You can access individual chapters in open document format and modify them to meet your needs. We control changes to the master version of each chapter, so please report corrections and suggestion changes to the Associate Editor.

Registration Details Download e-Brochure Any person, delegate, accompanying person, student, media representative, speaker, or exhibitor may be considered as Participant. * Student ID or official letter from university/institution must be submitted along with registration form/fee. * Only 50 Students/Research Scholars will be registered on first come, first served basis. Domain of One's Own A Domain of One’s Own is a project at the University of Mary Washington managed by the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. Starting in fall 2013, the project allows UMW students, faculty, and staff to register their own domain name and associate it with a space on a UMW-managed Web server. In that Web space, users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create spaces of almost unlimited possibilities. Within the system, they may install LAMP-compatible Web applications, set up subdomains and email addresses, and install databases. In addition, users may choose to “map” their domain (or a subdomain) to other services, such as a UMW Blogs, Google Sites, or Tumblr.

Open Educational Resources Utah's Open Textbook Projects Utah has geared up to begin providing teachers, students, and parents with materials to support the Utah Core Standards, instruction, and teaching. Created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff. Science Utah’s first OER project was science. USOE has been working with science for over several years.

For content providers - LRE The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) is an infrastructure that: Federates systems that provide learning resources, e.g., learning resource repositories, authoring tools;Offers seamless access to these resources by educational systems that enable their use, e.g., educational portals, virtual learning environments (VLEs), interactive whiteboards;Supports multiple strategies for collecting and exposing metadata. The documentation provided in this section of the portal is intended for current and prospective content providers. Here you will find LRE Regulations, the LRE Metadata Application Profile and controlled vocabularies that will help content providers to connect to the LRE. Please note that the old LRE website is no longer in use. All information about the Learning Resource Exchange is available on this new LRE for schools website.

Directories - Libraries Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web Directories: Libraries See Also: Librariana Africa Research Central - California State University, San Bernardino. A search for library as a repository type retrieves 87 results. NOVA’s OER-based General Education The OER-Based General Education Project was funded through a College Innovation Fund grant received from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) in early 2013. Dr. Wm Preston Davis, Director of Instruction at Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute, and his staff of faculty, librarians, and instructional designers set out to create a program where students at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) could take one or more courses that utilize free and/or open courses materials to deliver a high quality learning experience without requiring the purchase of textbooks or other course materials.

KERIS Purpose Support the substantial enhancement of public education by shifting the knowledge-centered system to an activity-centered, teaching-learning support system and thus cultivating creative thinking and cooperative problem-solving ability. Direction Re-organize the educational information service based on participation, openness, sharing and cooperation, and reinforce the foundation to share and distribute educational information and facilitate its use through a grand consortium between private and public institutions. Systematically Manage teachers’capabilities for ICT-enabled education by establishing a lifelong management system for their teaching/learning experiences and enhancing the field-based use of ICT in education by operating the Cyber Home Learning Service to improve the academic performance of students Major Tasks

Welcome to the School of Open, Class of 2013 - Creative Commons blog Happy Open Education Week! We are happy to announce that the School of Open community has launched its first set of courses… The Library of Congress / No known copyright restrictions

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