Connecting the Dots: Open Education Conference 2011

On October 21, 2011, I provided you with a sneak peak of our Connecting the Dots presentation, which we were preparing for the 2011 Open Education Conference. Saylor.org’s Director, Alana Harrington, gave the presentation last week and… (Drum roll, please!) Thanks to our fantastic hosts at the Conference, here is the presentation in its entirety! […]

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SBCTC’s Open Course Library and the Saylor Foundation

Earlier today, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) made an announcement that will positively affect students in Washington State and beyond. The SBCTC has officially launched its Open Course Library (OCL), a collection of open, shareable course materials created by SBCTC faculty members, instructional designers and librarians selected from the 34 public […]

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This Is How We Do It: Part III

If you’ve been reading this blog over the past few days, you’ll know that this post is the third in a series of course design and development overviews.  We’ve already walked through the analysis/pre-planning, blueprint design, and content pairing phases, and will conclude today with a discussion of our approach to developing the final exam […]

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This Is How We Do It: Part II

In my last post, I announced that I would be explaining the Saylor.org course design and development process in some detail over a series of three posts.  We left off with a discussion of the course conceptualization, content analysis, and pre-design planning that go into our courses, and are now ready to pick up with […]

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