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 […]

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OER Newsletter – October 2012 (open. useful. fun.)

We’re going to make this a regular public gig (we’ve been circulating these internally for a year or so) — each month, we’ll serve up the latest and greatest of free and open learning resources, tools, and fun sites.  We try to get the details right and to toss out thanks where they’re due; please […]

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The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge

NOTE: The OTC has ended, but you can visit our collection of textbooks here. “The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge” by Melissa Venable was originally posted on OnlineCollege.org on 22 May 2012.   Calling all academic authors! The Saylor Foundation’s Open Textbook Challenge is expanding, and awarding $20,000 for accepted textbooks that align with eligible Saylor courses […]

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U.S. Petition: In Support of Open Access to Publicly Funded Research

“Sign the U.S. Petition to Support Public Access to Publicly Funded Scientific Research” by Timothy Vollmer was originally published on Creative Commons on 21 May 2012. This week, open access advocates in the United States and around the world are rallying around a petition that urges public access to publicly funded research. The petition is now […]

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