News Bits

I check in with the Saylor Foundation’s Twitter feed multiple times each day for all the latest news in education and technology. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a flurry of updates specific to the open education community. From the announcement that our favorite Open Education guru, David Wiley, was selected to be a […]

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New Legislation in California: Free Digital Open Textbooks

Last week, we, along with many university students and open education enthusiasts, were thrilled when California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg announced an ambitious plan to introduce digital textbooks into the California State higher education system. Under the new legislation, Steinberg proposes that California pump $25 million into this project, which would give free […]

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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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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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