Tag Archives: Open Educational Resources

The Future of Open Textbooks

In general, I have been an OER skeptic—not because I think OER is unimportant, but because getting the sustainability model right is really hard. But there is one notable exception to my gloomy outlook; one bright spot that I believe … Continue reading

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Great OER Presentation in Eastern Mass Next Week

My good friends and fellow SUNY escapees Steven Zucker and Beth Harris will be giving a talk about their amazing art history open educational resources website smARThistory on Friday, October 1st at UMassOnline. There are several reasons why this talk … Continue reading

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New LMS Entrant: NIXTY

You may have already heard a bit about NIXTY, since they have managed to make a significant media splash in the last few weeks. There have been a number of interesting analyses, both pro and con. I’d like to highlight … Continue reading

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Why OER Advocates Should Be Happy About the iPad

I got some comments on my Blackboard iPad post specifically regarding the push toward native—and therefore proprietary—apps and away from standards-based web apps. This concern is just one example of a constellation of complaints about how Apple is too closed. … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Anya Kamenetz and the Open Education Movement

Many thanks to Cable Green for linking to this interview with Anya Kamenetz: Kamenetz’s recent article in Inside Higher Ed has also been getting a lot of attention, as has her blog, as she promotes her new book DIY U: … Continue reading

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