Resource: Homeschool Commons

If you’re looking for free and open resources to use in homeschooling, Home School Commons might just have you covered. The materials skew heavily toward being openly-licensed and public domain, are organized by grade level (pre-school to college prep), license, and subject. Newcomers to the world of open educational resources will find especially useful the … Read More …

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MMD: Changing with the Times

Good afternoon and happy Monday! This week we look at what changes have been occurring in education, as demanded by one thing: Time. Time is a never stopping force, that drives us — sometimes unwillingly — to face the facts and adapt. We begin this week with a dramatic shift in intellectual property policies of … Read More …

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Q&A with Dr. Wissam Raji, author of An Introductory Course in Elementary Number Theory

“[T]he subject is presented in a way where no mathematical background is required with the exception of the last three chapters.” “[B]elieve in [your] capabilities. It is not about the school you attend, it is all about the inner will to achieve and passion you have for the subject you are studying.” With our release … Read More …

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A Case Study in Obstacles to and Strategies for Negotiating the Relicensing of Third-Party Content

Over the past four years, the Saylor Foundation has developed over 300* college level courses, made up of nearly 28,000 educational objects (essays, textbooks, videos, assessments, etc.).  Initially, our goal was to use the wide breadth of resources available online to build these courses.  We encouraged the use of openly licensed and public domain materials, … Read More …

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MMD: Open Sesame?

Good Morning and Happy Monday! As we enter the month of April, here at Saylor, we look at the world of open access. Some changes have occurred as to what one can easily access in the world of open education. edX, a journal’s editorial board, and others have taken a stand on what they believe … Read More …

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