Tag Archives: Open Educational Resources

You, Too, Can Sponsor an OER Revolution

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1071) 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 (1071) 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 (1071) 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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New LMS Entrant: NIXTY

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1071) 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 … Continue reading

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Why OER Advocates Should Be Happy About the iPad

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1071) 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 … Continue reading

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