Open Textbook Challenge, Take Two!

This morning, the Saylor Foundation was excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions in the second wave of funding for our Open Textbook Challenge (OTC). (Click here to see our press release.) With this Challenge, we’re on the hunt for textbooks that correlate to the 200+ online college-level courses offered on Saylor.org. We’re […]

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Annual Open Education Awareness Week Announced!

Open Education will no longer be a foreign term to the masses, thanks to the new annual Open Education Week announced at the 2011 Open Education Conference by Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium. Here’s what Mary Lou had to say about the new event: “The vision of the OER movement […]

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Being “Open” Minded at the 2011 Open Education Conference

Last week, several Saylor Foundation staff members had the opportunity to travel to Park City, Utah for the 8th annual Open Education Conference. It was the first time we’d attended the event, and we were blown away by the presentations and all the friendly faces. Not only were the keynote addresses – given by Martha […]

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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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