Tag Archives: Open Educational Resources

OER and the Future of Knewton

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Jose Ferriera, the CEO of Knewton, recently published a piece on edSurge arguing that scaling OER cannot “break the textbook industry” because, according to him, it has low production values, no instructional design, and is … Continue reading

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Textbook Publishers and OERs

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Not too long ago, The Chronicle ran an piece called “Publishers Criticize Federal Investment in Open Educational Resources.” The meat of the article was some quotes of textbook company executives on a panel at an … Continue reading

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You, Too, Can Sponsor an OER Revolution

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) The internets are buzzing with the news of the $2 billion grant program jointly offered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor. There was some initial hype (driven partly by a blog post on … Continue reading

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The Future of Open Textbooks

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) 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 … Continue reading

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Great OER Presentation in Eastern Mass Next Week

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) 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 … Continue reading

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