New open textbook released: Information Systems for Business And Beyond

Just in time for Open Education Week and ongoing legislative proposals before the U.S. Congress, today we announced a new open textbook produced in collaboration with author David Bourgeois, Ph.D. Information Systems for Business and Beyond is free for download, reuse, and remixing under a Creative Commons license (CC BY). The book is already in use in … Read More …

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School of Open launches Monday with Open Education Week!

An announcement* from our friends: The School of Open is launching beginning this Monday for Open Education Week, March 11-15. A community of volunteers from P2PU, Creative Commons, Open.Michigan, and Wikimedia will offer free online courses on copyright, CC licenses, Wikipedia, open science, open data, open video formats, and more. The main site has the digs on … Read More …

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Making Open Courseware Count

On October 16th Alana Harrington, Executive Director of Saylor.org, presented at the Open Education Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alana’s presentation, titled Making Open Courseware Count, explored how students are using Saylor.org courses to improve their lives. Here is an excerpt from the presentation summary: Over the past year, we’ve found that our courseware attracts … Read More …

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Monday Morning Digest: Open Ed Conference!

Continuing our theme of not having a theme (the news cycle sometimes suffers from great dialogue but poor plot), please find below a smattering of the news of roughly-last-week! As always, if we’ve missed something, let us know! But first, some Shameless Self-Promotion… The Open Education Conference starts tomorrow, October 16, in Vancouver, BC, and runs through Thursday. The Saylor … Read More …

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Introducing Saylor Foundation OER to Community Colleges

In celebration of Open Education Week, the Saylor Foundation joined forces with College Open Textbooks to provide a webinar entitled “Introducing Saylor Foundation OER to Community Colleges.” While the webinar took place on Tuesday, March 6th, an archived version of the presentation has been made available. If you’re interested in learning more about how Community … Read More …

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Creative Commons and Community Colleges: 2012 Innovations Conference

Yesterday, I travelled to Philadelphia to take part in the opening day of the Innovations 2012 conference. This conference, a yearly event organized by the League for Innovation in the Community College, is a “premier event for community college professionals dedicated to improving organizational and individual teaching and learning.” This year, the event is organized … Read More …

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