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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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Emergent learning and learning ecologies in Web 2.0 Special Issue - Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning Roy Williams University of Portsmouth, UK Regina Karousou Independent Educational Researcher, UK BCcampus OpenEd Resources Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy Ancillary Resources Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning TeamDate: Mar 29, 2017Description: Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy.

Courseware: Candela Candela courseware from Lumen Learning provides an extremely low cost e-textbook alternative to expensive commercial textbooks in high enrollment college courses. Designed using open educational resources (OER), Candela courses offer much more than just an OER textbook. Value-added Open Educational Resources To create each Candela course, we curate open content including text, video and a variety of supplemental materials such as assessments, assignments, quiz question banks, study guides, online homework problem sets for quantitative courses, slide decks and other contributions from faculty members across the open education community. Day One Student Access to Course Content Lumen courseware places no paywall between students and the materials they need to succeed in their courses, so every student enjoys day one digital access to course content through the LMS.

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.

Open Culture Get 1200 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. Humanities & Social Sciences Dimensions of Creativity: Originality Originality: ability to generate a product or idea that is unique or very unusual, unexpected, first of its kind. E.g. oxymorons, juxtapositions, unprompted shifts in time/place/role/capabilities, unique combinations Originality is the pinnacle of creativity. Often it is a someone's spontaneous originality that makes us call him/her "creative."

Academy Open Textbooks Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment HTML | PDF | DOCx American Government and Politics in the Information Age HTML | PDF | DOCx An Introductory Course in Elementary Number Theory, by Wissam Raji PDF | DOC | ePub | TEX/LaTeX

Courseware: Waymaker Waymaker is Lumen’s next-generation courseware, combining curated, outcome-aligned open educational resources (OER) with personalized learning technologies that help instructors find and support the individual students who need it most. Waymaker keeps the person in personalized learning. How does it work? We start with the premise that all students are capable of great learning when they have an educational environment that fits their needs. This learning environment is not about replacing faculty with machines, algorithms or data dashboards. Rather than offering a “personalized” experience where a system makes decisions on the learner’s behalf, Waymaker gives students visibility into the learning process and asks them to reflect on where they are and make decisions for themselves using that information.

160 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Classroom Activity Objective To recall what occurs when two people briefly disrupt class with an unanticipated interruption. copy of "Do You Remember?" student handout (PDF or HTML) It can be difficult to convince people they did not have an experience once a memory is implanted in their minds. To show students how this might occur, use this activity.Before class, arrange for two people (a faculty member and a student) from outside the class to stage a brief and confusing interruption at the beginning of your class.You may use the following situation: The adult chases the student into the room. The student is carrying a baseball bat or a tennis racket.

Read Local, Think Global on Education Global education is abuzz with the new insights and improved practices of creative thinkers and on-the-ground practitioners who are implementing innovative solutions to education challenges everywhere. Every day education stakeholders around the world share ideas and inspiring stories through articles, blog posts and research, but these sources remain too dispersed and often fail to reach a wide audience. The WISE ed.review aims to bring these important ideas, perspectives, and trends together in one place, as a key channel for quality, useable information and latest news on education with an emphasis on innovation.

Course Modules: OER @ Maricopa No modules have been defined for this course. 7 Things You Should Know About… Open Educational Resources external_url 5522682 0 Score at least Must score at least to complete this module item Scored at least Module item has been completed by scoring at least View Must view in order to complete this module item Viewed Module item has been viewed and is complete Mark done Must mark this module item done in order to complete Marked done Module item marked as done and is complete Contribute Must contribute to this module item to complete it Contributed Contributed to this module item and is complete Submit Must submit this module item to complete it Submitted Module item submitted and is complete Where Can I Find OER? Why Use OER?

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